New regulations for vehicular traffic diversion on Sion Flyover Bridge
Mumbaikars, vehicular traffic on the Sion Flyover Bridge will be diverted from today 8 pm to Monday 6 am. This will continue until October 17 as the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has taken development work at the flyover bridge.
According to the new diversion routes, on the northbound i.e Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road – heavy vehicles from Mumbai Dock, South Mumbai will take the right turn for Wadala bridge, Sevree-Chembur Link Road, Bhakti Park-Wadala-Anik Depot Road and will proceed by Ahuja bridge towards Thane or Navi Mumbai.
Read our detailed report to know further diversions
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Eight more AC local services between Churchgate and Virar from August 8
Much to the relief of Mumbaikars, the Western Railway has decided to run eight additional AC local services between Churchgate and Virar. These services will begin from August 8.
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Mumbai Ganeshotsav: Vighnaharta’s journey may be hindered by potholes
The Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav mandals in the city are all set to welcome Bappa in their pandal. But they are worried about the potholes on the procession route which have not been filled up yet. So the mandals have requested the BMC authorities to fill all the potholes, especially in the western suburbs before August 15.
Several Ganeshotsav mandals bring the Ganesh idols 10-15 days early in the pandal for decoration purposes. Accordingly, this year the mandals will start bringing the idols from Independence Day.
The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), an umbrella organisation of city Ganesh mandals, had urged the BMC to fill up the potholes on roads before August 15, so that the idols can be safely brought to the mandals well before Ganeshotsav begins.
Read our detailed report to know what did the Samiti say
City to pick up pace for a while after monsoon break
Dear Mumbaikars, don't forget to carry your protective gear aka the umbrellas and raincoats as city and suburbs will see monsoon showers in the coming week.
On Sunday, Mumbaikars can anticipate an increase in rain, with a chance of light showers. There are one or two strong spells visible.
While districts around Mumbai, including Thane, Raigad, Satara, Pune, and Kolhapur, have been given a yellow alert for Saturday.
Sanjay Raut's wife Varsha Raut arrives at ED office; she has been summoned by the agency in connection with the Patra Chawl land case.
The summons came a few days after Raut's ED remand was extended by the court in the case. ED informed that the summons was issued after transactions done on Varsha Raut's account came to light.
The central agency had arrested Raut on Sunday midnight in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra 'Chawl' (old row tenement) in suburban Goregaon and related financial property transactions involving his wife and alleged associates.
During her interrogation on Saturday, Varsha Raut is likely to be confronted with her husband by the ED which had informed the Special Court that it wants to verify certain bank transactions and other related issues pertaining to the allegedly murky deals.
Varsha Raut will be the first woman under the ED scanner to face the investigators in the Patra Chawl case which had erupted in 2018, while another woman whose name figures in the case turned a witness.
Girl missing for 9 years found; reunited with parents
A girl who had gone missing from near her school when she was seven, was traced and reunited with her family after nine years on Thursday. The police have arrested Harry D’Souza, 50, who allegedly kidnapped her because he had no child, and later forced her into working when he had a daughter.
According to the DN Nagar police, the girl, Pooja Gaud, used to stay with her parents in the Gilbert Hill area in Andheri and studied at a municipal school on the Cama Road in Andheri.
The police said that on January 22, 2013, Pooja went missing after she left school to return home. When she did not return, her parents searched for her and subsequently approached the police. A missing person’s complaint was registered and all efforts were made to find her, but to no avail.
However, after a tip off from a lady, the police were able to trace Pooja Goud and arrest those who kidnapped her.
Read the heartening story here
Thane: Swimming trials of National Games will be held from today
With the approval of Swimming Federation of India and planning by Maharashtra Swimming Trial Committee, Maharashtra Swimming, Water Polo, Diving team to be sent for 36th National Games and 75th Senior National Championship have been selected for trial.
The trials will be organized from 6th August to 8th August at The Thane Club, Teen Hath Naka in Thane. The swimming trials of this National Games will be inaugurated on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at around 11am.
Swimming Federation of India has requested Thanekars to be present in large numbers in order to encourage the contestants participating in this competition.
Only one functional ATM at CSMT; passengers lament
Hundreds of long-distance train travellers, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSTM), are facing problems due to the non-functioning of the three State Bank of India (SBI) ATMs for the past few weeks. One ATM of another bank, however, is operational but is located in the suburban section of the terminus. People therefore have no option but to walk upto with their luggage to withdraw money.
A notice outside the SBI ATMs read, “This ATM is under the shifting process, please visit our nearest branch ATM at the following address- SBI Fort market branch, Rupam Hotel building, 39 P D;mello Road, Opposite GPO, Fort, Mumbai-400001. Inconvenience is regretted.”
Ramesh Sharma, 37, a passenger, said, “In this sultry weather, running from one ATM to another is very difficult. Today, I went to an ATM outside of platform number 18 but it was closed. The authorities have to understand passengers' problems.”
Another passenger Zahid Mirza, 43, said, “The ATM at the railway station yard was facilitating a number of passengers. The railway authorities and the bank have to find a solution and resume the service soon.” Mirza, a resident of Aurangabad, had come to Mumbai for a business visit.
Centre has asked Maharashtra govt to increase the pace of COVID19 tests and vaccination for eligible population as they have declined drastically
Forced to go ahead with hunger strike: IIT-Bombay students
Fee hike of educational institutions at unsuspecting times can throw everyone off the gear. That's what happened with the students of IIT-Bombay who are currently protesting against the fee hike.
Thus far, the administration's attempt at negotiation has not pacified the students who have gone on indefinite hunger strike.
Read our detailed report on what has happened thus far and what are the students' demands:
Mumbai: Fire broke out at Brick bunder in Reay road. Details regarding the incident are awaited.
Mumbai local updates: Mega block on Central Railway's fast train line, none on Western Railway suburban section
Usually, on Sundays, the Western and Central Railway undertakes maintenance work during a mega block. The WR will not carry out a mega block on August 7, Sunday.
They will however carry out maintenance work on local train railway tracks, signalling and overhead equipment for which a jumbo block of three hours during the night. The jumbo block will be from 12.15 am to 3.15 am on August 7.
Meanwhile the CR will be carrying out maintenance work between Mulund to Matunga on main line and Vashi to Panvel in harbour line.
Find further details in our report:
Mob attacks man with sharp weapons, accuses him of supporting Nupur Sharma on social media; four held
A 23-year-old man was attacked with sharp weapons by a mob in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district accusing him of supporting Bharatiya Janata Party's Nupur Sharma on social media, leaving him seriously injured, police said on Saturday.
Four main accused have been arrested in connection with the incident which occurred on August 4.
A senior officer said it was premature to say anything about the motive behind the attack as the investigation is at the preliminary stage.