Benita Chacko


Transplanted in Kandivali for Metro 3, many trees dead
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Report by HC’s junior tree committee says MMRC ‘needs to take more care’

MMRDA plans to recycle Metro waste into construction material
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Overall 1,61,080 cubic metres of construction and demolition waste is expected to be generated.

15 yrs and running, this time with a special message: ‘Inclusion of sports in education’
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Among them are para-athlete duo Satyaprakash Tiwari and Manoj Khaire.

Tata Mumbai marathon 2018: Over 44,000 runners sweat it out
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Among the participants were also 1,130 senior citizens and 1,220 disabled participants. The victory was finally clinched by the Ethiopian runners Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena, clocking 2:09:34 and 2:25:49, respectively.

Mumbai: Eastern Freeway to have dedicated bus corridor soon
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

The 16.8 km Eastern Freeway connects P D’Mello Road and the Eastern Express Highway at Ghatkopar.

Crocodile spotted 10 days ago in Mulund pit yet to be rescued
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The BMC ward T officer, Kishore Gandhi, however, claimed that the pit has been cleaned but the crocodile could not be found.

MMRDA to resurface Western Express Highway at Rs 33 crore
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The MMRDA could not find a contractor for pre-monsoon repairs of the Eastern and Western Express Highway last year.

Nylon manja in use for kite flying despite nationwide ban, injuries to birds continue
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Harsh Shah, an animal welfare officer nominated by the Environment Ministry validates these claims. Shah, who also conducts rescue operations in south Mumbai, received at least 40 to 50 cases of bird injuries through the day.

Metro 4: MMRDA to seek approval for route extension till Gaimukh
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The proposed 32-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali corridor will also be extended in the south till GPO, improving connectivity between south Mumbai and Thane and reducing the pressure of the suburban railways.

MMRC prepares to operate fifth tunnel boring machine
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

First TBM that started on Nov 9, 2017 completes 94.3 m of boring

‘Crude explosive’ found during Metro excavation work near Mumbai Central
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is constructing a new train route in the area, with the station for Mumbai Central set to come up outside the cinema. The MMRC is currently excavating the ground to make space for the station premises.

Metro 3 project: Nod sought from Cuffe Parade residents for controlled blasting
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Many residents are unwilling to give an NOC as they are unsure of the impact that the controlled blasting could have on their buildings

In eight months, 20% rise in Metro commuters
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The 75-metre bridge was constructed by Railways and opened to public on May 16, 2017. Earlier commuters had to walk around 200 metres to change between the Western suburban line and metro corridor, often discouraging them from using public transport.

Mumbai: Sion flyover repair likely soon
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

The Sion flyover was constructed in 2000 at a cost of Rs 31.87 crore, while the Nitin Casting flyover was completed in 1999 at Rs 49.37 crore.

St Andrew’s: Midnight Mass at 400-year-old church
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

The Mass is preceded by a “Holy Hour” during which believers thank God for the year gone by and look forward to the coming year. The mass begins at 12 midnight and goes on for an hour.

2018’s first full moon will be a supermoon
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

On January 2, the moon will seem 14% larger than a normal full moon

Mumbai Monorail Phase II: MMRDA to penalise contractor for delay
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The completion of the 10.24-km monorail corridor from Wadala to Jacob Circle has missed several deadlines since 2011.

Families affected by Metro projects will be shifted this week: MMRC
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

MMRC to hand out cheques for 11 months’ rent and shifting charges to PAFs

MMRDA to consider Civic body’s demand: Change in Metro 5 alignment on cards
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

“The municipal corporation wants the Metro to go through the congested areas of the city, as it will benefit more people. There are not many commuters along the current alignment,” said a senior MMRDA official

‘Water-tight project’: MMRC allays flooding fears during monsoon, says Metro 3 will be safe
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

“Metro 3 corridor runs at least 25 m below the surface and is a water-tight project where seepage and or clogging of water is impossible," MMRC said

Juhu beach ‘light pollution’: Activist writes to civic body chief, environment secy
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The findings reveal that while right underneath the light, the levels were measured at 67,000 lux, equivalent of direct sunlight, at the water’s edge it was 0.03 lux, equivalent of a moonlit night.

Aviation authorities okay Metro 2B through airport funnel area
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The MMRDA has appointed Simplex Infrastructure to design and construct the first phase of the corridor, a 12-km stretch from DN Nagar to BKC, and will soon finalise the contractor for the second phase.

Now, a security app for women on Metro trains
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

In case of an emergency, a woman passenger, through the app, can alert the control centre by recording a video and audio, and immediate action can be taken.

Ambedkar Memorial contract to be awarded to sole bidder
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

At a review meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, it had been decided that the work order for the project would be given by November 15.

Mahim: MMRDA’s plan to redevelop nature park hits roadblocks
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Officials say waiting for clarity from Forest Department on extent of forest land

General A K Vaidya Marg: Dedicated to 13th Chief of Army Staff, stretch famous for celebrity-spotting
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The BMC proposes to soon connect the suburbs of Goregaon and Mulund through the two underground tunnels beneath the Sanjay Gandhi National Park . General AK Vaidya Marg will form a part of the 16-km Goregaon Mulund Link Road (GMLR).

A quick drive away, with hope to witness Geminid meteor shower
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

“These are the most prolific showers as they can be observed with the naked eyes. The phenomena is observed every December. If you are in a good location, you can see around 200 to 250 meteor showers every hour,” added Ajmera.

Cyclone Ockhi: December rainfall sees a 142-year high in Mumbai
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The last time Mumbai received showers in the winter month was on December 13, 2014, when 1.5 mm rainfall was recorded. December 2008 and 2009 witnessed so little rainfall that it could not be recorded.

Former newspaper vendor, school caretaker among 279 traffic wardens along Metro corridors
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Deployed by the Metro implementing body for its corridors, traffic wardens are found at important junctions around the construction area working along with the Traffic police to help ease congestion.

Abhyas Galli: where students study at night
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Gajanan Desurkar, Senior Inspector, Worli police station, said: “We patrol the area everyday and if we come across illegal activities, we take action. There are no incidents of racing here.”

Stamps focussing on refugee crisis on display at exhibition
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

The collection comprises many stamps from 1960, when around 70 countries had issued stamps on the same day to commemorate the World Refugee Year.

64 Army personnel to set sail today on expedition to Goa and back
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Sixty four Indian Army personnel, who have been training for almost a month for a sailing expedition from Mumbai to Goa and back, will kick off their adventure on Friday. While the Amy has organised several sailing expeditions, this is the first time that so many personnel are heading for one. They have been training […]

Cost goes up by 26%, lone bidder quotes Rs 783 crore
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The MMRDA proposes to award the work order to the contractor by December 6 — the day is observed as the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Mumbai to appoint consultant for integrating transport systems
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

MMRDA also proposes to construct skywalks across the Western Express Highway to connect Metro 7 stations with both sides of the road, and connect the existing Metro One corridor with the upcoming Metro 2, Metro 3, Metro 4 and Metro 7 with skywalks.

Lesser-known spot offers view of Mumbai unlike any other
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Situated at the dead end of the Nagari Niwara Parishad Road on the edge of a hill, on one side lies the shooting sets of the Film City and on the other lies the lush green hills of Aarey Colony.

Man behind Versova beach clean-up meets Devendra Fadnavis, Aaditya
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

According to Shah, the CM also promised to join his clean-up on Saturday if he resumes the campaign this week.