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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.