Mumbai: Tough ‘road’ ahead for Save Aarey group
Mumbaikars, we yesterday reported on Aarey road being closed for motorists as Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) begins Metro 3 work.
The corporation, according to their statement, have undertaken tree trimming/pruning of lowlying branches to facilitate their work. The environmentalists in city were not happy and upon reaching the spot were denied entry as police barricaded the road.
Read our story on what transpired yesterday
Don't you wonder why environmentalists are so bent on protecting Aarey? What's the significance of Aarey forest apart from being home to tribal community in the city? Read our column on Aarey Forest and its importance
Mumbaikars, want to know status of local trains? Check the latest update here
According to the Central Railway's update, all the trains on central, harbour and trans-harbour lines are plying routinely
BMC to begin construction of Reay Road foot-over bridge
Commuters, residents who have to wade through heavy vehicles and dumpers after they step out of Reay road station will now get relief. The city civic body will be constructing a foot-over bridge outside the railway station.
Citizens, local representatives have for long demanded construction of a FoB since heavy vehicles and dumpers pass through the road outside station increasing the chances of accidents.
A BMC official has also requested the public to use the bridge recognising it's for their safety.
BMC, Railways come together for construction of flyover bridge connecting east-west Byculla
Commuters wanting to travel from Byculla east to west may now get relief as Railway and BMC collaborate to build a flyover bridge there. The decision to this effect was taken to resolve traffic woes.
According to BMC officer, the bridge will be constructed by October 2023.
If you want to know more about the flyover, read our report
Mumbai weather update: City, suburbs may see light to moderate rainfall
Mumbaikars, don't forget to carry your umbrellas as IMD has predicted the city will witness light to moderate rainfall across city and suburbs for the next 48 hours.
Thane records 60 new COVID-19 cases; active tally over 900
Thane saw 60 new cases of coronavirus infection and one death on Monday, according to a health official from the municipal corporation. Thane currently has 965 active cases.
The recovery count in Thane was 7,20,591, the official added.
Thankekars, don't forget to mask up and take your COVID-19 booster shots at the earliest!
COVID leading cause of maternal deaths
COVID-19 was major reason behind most maternal deaths across Mumbai in 2021 revealed a Right to Information filed by activist Chetan Kothari.
The data revealed that 43 of 190 (22.63%) of maternal deaths were attributed to COVID-19 followed by haemorrhage, sepsis, TB, heart ailment, anaemia and high blood pressure.
Doctors have advised pregnant women to consult their Ob-Gyns and get vaccinated against COVID.
If you're an expecting mother, consult the doctor and take all precautions!
Trains on harbour line running behind schedule, train derails in CSMT
Dear commuters, trains going to Panvel from CSMT are running behind schedule as a Panvel-bound train's rear-end trolley got derailed on Platform 1. All harbour line trains will depart from Platform no 2. No injuries were reported.
In pics: Mumbai-Pune intercity Pragati Express back on track with Vistadome coaches
Mumbai-Pune intercity Pragati Express is back with an exciting new look! The intercity now has a vista dome coach gives a chance to you to revel in the scenic beauty as you travel. Best would be to experience it personally, until then take a look at these photos
Truck accident in Thane, driver & cleaner rescued after over 2 hours; traffic hit
A truck from Rajasthan hit an advertisement pole in Thane's Ghodbunder Road; the driver had lost control over the vehicle. The driver and cleaner were stuck in the cabin which was damaged.
The duo were rescued after a rescue operation that lasted for over two hours. They are being treated for their injuries at a government hospital.
The traffic, though, in the early hours was disrupted and caused hardships to office-goers and daily commuters. If you are going to travel through Ghodbunder road, do make your plans accordingly.
300-year-old St Thomas Cathedral church installs solar panel
Heritage buildings are also getting future-ready and aiming to reduce their carbon footprint. Following a Mahim Church, now St Thomas Cathedral church has installed solar panels to reduce their carbon footprint by whopping 10 tonnes!
Conservation architect Sheetal Gandhi, who is heading this project, says that adopting measures like rain water harvesting, installing solar panel ensures that historic buildings weather modern climate.
She also elaborated on the installation measures and if you're interested in knowing more, read our copy
Heavy traffic on Western Express Highway
Commuters, there's heavy traffic on Western Express Highway's Goregaon-Jogeshwari patch near the Nesco Exhibition centre as metro girder is being replaced. If you're going to access WEH, please be careful
Central Railway officials restore services on Platform 1 of CSMT
Couple hours after a train's rear end trolley got derailed on CSMT platform 1, the officials have made necessary repairs and services have been restored.
Supreme Court to hear plea of Uddhav Thackeray Shiv Sena faction against EC proceedings on August 1
Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray factions of Shiv Sena are in a tussle over the party's election symbol. Thackeray had moved to Apex court against EC proceedings over the issue and the court will now hear the case on August 1.
Mumbai civic body reserves beds in city's Kasturba hospital
Maharashtra government has instructed all the districts to ensure they are effectively prepared to control the spread of monkeypox as per Union Health and Family Welfare ministry's guidelines.
28 beds have been reserved in Kasturba hospital in city, the only infectious disease hospital in the state.
BEST buses 701, 703 will ply on the previously designated route
BEST buses 701 and 703 running between Mira Road to Bhakti Vedanta for past six months have been reinstated effective today, July 26.
These bus routes will again go through Surya Shopping Centre, Apna Bazar, Sector 7 and 8, Jain Mandir and New India Cooperative Bank.
Income Tax department raids 27 locations in Mumbai, Delhi NCR
The Income Tax department conducted raids in 27 locations in Mumbai and Delhi NCR on July 5. The search was on a group engaged inagro and textile business.
The group's promoter was involved in manipulation of performance of certain group companies on stock markets, said the Department.
NMMC to hold draw for reservation of backward class on July 29
Navi Mumbai's civic body will be hosting draw of lots for reservation of seats for their local polls on July 29 and the draft will be published on July 30.
Citizens or former public representatives can submit their objections and suggestions from July 30 to August 2 till 3 pm to the municipal commissioner, election office and concerned ward offices if they object.
Two deaths occur of 20 swine flu cases within 48 hours; 14 dengue cases still active
Thane is witnessing a rapid increase in the number of patients with diseases like dengue, malaria, and swine flu. The number of swine flu patients in the district has gone up to 20, while 14 dengue patients are active, creating an atmosphere of concern.
Two of 20 patients of Swine flu died in the district. The civic body is taking all precautions to prevent further spread.
Thanekars, take precautions and stay safe