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Mumbai updates: MNS protests over potholed streets in Thane, presents PWD with framed photos of bad roads

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 07:13 PM IST
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Mumbai updates: MNS protests over potholed streets in Thane, presents PWD with framed photos of bad roads | FPJ
27 September 2022 08:01 AM IST

MNS present pothole photo-frame to PWD superintendent as a mark of protest

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) Thane unit found a novel way to protest against the potholes on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. President of MNS public interest and law department Swapnil Mahindrakar organised alongwith other members, gifted a photo-frame of potholes on Ghodbunder Road to the superintendent of Public Works Department, Vilas Kamble.

The delegates also kept an exhibition of potholes inside the PWD superintendent's office.

Present during the protest were Saurabh Naik, Nilesh Choudhary, Rajendra Kamble, Ashish Umasare, Datta Chavan, Ashish Oje, Kishore Patil, Sameer Harad, Meenal Naval and other members of the MNS.

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

GRP to conduct 'empathy' sessions post Twitter row

Amid the recent Andheri molestation case in which the victim took to Twitter and narrated her ordeal of reporting molestation by the Government Railway Police (GRP) who allegedly behaved apathetic towards her — the GRP is now set to conduct refresher camps for the GRP staff regarding appropriate and empathetic behaviour towards molestation survivors and survivors of other crime.

A woman who was molested recently was met with apathetic police officials who only added to her distress and she recounted the same in a long Twitter thread.

Regarding the appropriate method for a victim to approach an officer during such incidents, Commissioner of Police (Railways), Quaiser Khalid, said, "It is a request to all citizens that, when an untoward incident occurs and the victim reaches the police station to file a complaint, they are requested to first approach the 'Duty Officer' who will be available at the police station and will be able to guide the victim in the best way possible."

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Fire brigade plans to buy more fire fighting robots

The Mumbai fire brigade (MFB) is planning to purchase two more firefighting robots for the city. The first robot was brought in 2018 at a cost of Rs 98 lakh.The total estimated cost of the new robots are Rs 3.05 crore. These robots will be of European standards with advanced technology.

The first robot from China was brought in 2015 in the annual drill of the MFB. It was first used during a massive fire that broke out in the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) building in Bandra in 2019.

Many times, firefighters have to go inside the structure, which can be life-threatening. The robot can send thermal images, which help firefighters plan the operation.

Read more about this in our detailed report here

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Thane Crime Branch arrested four people associated with PFI: Thane Police

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Maharashtra Cabinet on Tuesday is expected to approve reconstitution of statutory development boards for Vidarbha, Marathwada and rest of the state. The MVA govt had not extended their terms which were expired in April 2020

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Fire breaks out in Dadar building; no injuries reported

A fire broke out in a ground-plus-eight storey commercial building with a glass façade in Dadar in central Mumbai on September 26 night, an official said.

No casualty has been reported in the blaze that erupted in Yash Plaza building on Dr D'Silva Road in Dadar West at around 9 PM, he added.

"The fire is confined to the first, second and third floors with smoke engulfing these floors. Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel along with those from police and electricity provider BEST are at the spot, and the operation to douse the blaze is underway," the official said. 

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Massive traffic jam on LBS road near Ghatkopar. Commuters, please look for alternatives before stepping out.

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Supreme Court collegium recommends name of Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta to be elevated as apex court judge. CJ Datta is originally from Calcutta High Court.

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

36 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; active tally at 420

As many as 52 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Maharashtra's Thane district, taking its infection count to 7,44,873, a health official said on Tuesday.

These new cases were reported on Monday, he said, adding that there are currently 420 active COVID-19 cases in the district, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

The death toll in Thane remained unchanged at 11,962.

The recovery count has reached 7,33,223, the official said.

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

IRCTC demands sleek rake like Vande Bharat

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has demanded rakes similar to those of Vande Bharat which will run between Mumbai and Gandhinagar, for Mumbai Ahmedabad Tejas Express.

Highlighting the poor condition of the rakes, the IRCTC has written to the Railways to allocate a Vande Bharat rake for the train.

"One of the Vande Bharat rakes be allocated for the Mumbai Ahmedabad Tejas Express with a composition of 16 coaches," stated the IRCTC letter addressed to the Railway Board and the Western Railways.

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Hearing on Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's bail plea underway at Special PMLA Court; Raut present for the hearing.

27 September 2022 12:45 PM IST

Pune Police detained 6 persons with links to SDPI & PFI from Kondhwa area today morning. More detail awaited: Pune Police officials

27 September 2022 07:13 PM IST

Shiv Sena MLAs and Ministers heartily congratulate Chief Minister Eknath Shinde after Supreme Court verdict

27 September 2022 07:13 PM IST

CSMT heritage building illuminated in red colour on Navratri Day 2 celebrations

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