Benita Chacko


ADB approves loan, MMRDA invites bids for rolling stock
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The ADB will provide a loan of Rs 7,396.5 crore, while the NDB will provide Rs 2,347.5 crore for rolling stock, signalling and telecommunication, power supply, tractions, Platform Screen Doors, Automatic Fare Collection machines, lifts and escalators for the three corridors.

Draft CRZ notification: Diluted norms benefitting builders, say environmentalists
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Areas with population density of less than 2,161 per sq km will now be under CRZ-III A. The non development zone (NDZ) for III A will be 50 metres, instead of 200 metres.

Escalator to Kandivali bridge stops working; commuters rue as they have to walk 400 m to exit station
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

During the morning rush hour, commuters were allowed only to climb up the narrow staircase and during the evening rush hour it was for climbing down.

Construction of Metro 2A: MMRDA, BMC talk on relaxing redevelopment plan terms
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The MMRDA is in discussion with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to relax certain “hardships” for the redevelopment of a housing society in Jogeshwari after it approached the Bombay High Court against eviction.

Mumbai Metro 3 construction: After complaints, Neeri roped in to study noise levels
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

As part of the study, the team will monitor ambient noise levels at Cuffe Parade, Churchgate, Vidhan Bhavan and Girgaon station sites.

Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ route: Metro 3 will be delayed by six months, MMRC tells govt
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ corridor will now begin operations only by June 2021 instead of the proposed December 2020. The delay also means a loss of Rs 4.25 crore per day, which means a total cost overrun of Rs 765 crore.

Metro funder ADB doesn’t want Mumbai as centre for arbitration
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Wants Singapore to be the arbitral centre; state had made it mandatory for all high-worth government contracts to be referred to the arbitral centre in city

Affordable housing in Mumbai: MMRDA to redo survey on salt pan lands
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Under the new Wetland Rules, 2017, salt pan lands have been exempted and development activities are allowed there, said a senior MMRDA official

Board meeting today, MNP inclusion in Dharavi project not on agenda
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Slum Rehabilitation Authority had issued a notification last month seeking the inclusion of the 16.86 hectares park in the redevelopment project to increase available land.

Maharashtra plastic ban: Tough time for fish, meat sellers in Mumbai without alternative options
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Maharashtra plastic ban: While the fish sellers say they are not opposed to the ban, they said they want the government to provide them an alternative.

MMRDA plans elevated network of optic fibre cables along upcoming Metro corridors
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Will also help generate additional revenue for the Metros, say officials

MMRDA: Stainless steel to be used in parts of Ambedkar Memorial to avoid corrosion
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

While the MMRDA has allocated a sum of Rs 150 crore for structure in its budget recently, the contractor has begun preliminary work for the memorial.

Good Friday: Nature, women’s sufferings themes for Stations of the Cross this year
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Also known as the Way of the Cross, the practice depicts the last moments of Jesus’ life on earth from the time he was condemned to death till his body was placed in the tomb.

Mumbai: Lane named after barrister, but remembered for a murder
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Setalvad lane, a 100-m lane off Napean Sea Road, is mostly remembered as the place that saw one of the most high-profile crimes that grabbed the nation’s attention in 1959.

Mumbai: BJP MP Shelar assures support to residents’ demand for underground Metro
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

With the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) having started the work on the D N Nagar-Mandale corridor, the BJP MP said the only way ahead is through the judiciary.

Mumbai sizzles at 41° Celsius
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Season's highest temperature in city, second highest in last decade, says IMD.

Mumbai: Integrated Ticketing System to make daily commute faster, easier
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Mumbaikars could soon be the first in the country to skip the repeated cash payments for a single trip through the proposed Integrated Ticketing System (ITS), which is expected to be rolled out partially later this year.

Versova: Egg shells on beach confirm Olive Ridley nesting
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

“No shells were found on the beach on Thursday. However, when our officers dug about a foot deep, they found shells confirming that there has been nesting of these turtles on the beach,” said N Vasudevan, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, state Mangrove Cell.

Olive Ridleys return to Versova beach after two decades
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

After a gap of almost 20 years, Olive Ridley turtles appear in Mumbai, on Versova beach. Some experts say this may have to do with a cleaner environment, others warn that the turtles may be in danger in the congested city.

MMRDA budget: Highest allocation for Authority at Rs 12,157 crore
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Rs 4,700 crore set aside for seven Metro corridors