Manasi Phadke


Maharashtra to make roads using plastic waste
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

Plastic can insulate tar from water, prevent damage to roads during rain

Maharashtra: Energy Minister Madan Yerawar linked to firm that got land for power plant
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Yerawar, earlier, had a 14.28 per cent stake in Chintamani Agrotech, which he later diluted to 1.9 per cent, according to the company’s latest available annual report of March 2015.

Maharashtra government to open up no-development zones in Mumbai for convention centres
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

It will also grant higher permissible built-up area for large convention centres.

BMC likely to take over Bandra-Worli sea link, make it toll free
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

However, while motorists may save toll on the sea link, the proposed coastal road will be a freeway only till Bandra, beyond which users will have to pay a toll up to Versova.

In 300-km range of any power plant: Fly ash mandatory for constructing new buildings
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Fly ash can typically make about 15-20 per cent of the concrete mix and is said to enhance the structural stability.

Coastal amusement park in Sindhudurg: 7 yrs on, state starts land acquisition for ‘Sea World’
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

According to the original plan, the government had decided to acquire 1,390 acres for the core ‘Sea World’ as well as for the development of ancillary tourism facilities such as hotels, resorts and restaurants around it.

Dahisar-DN Nagar Metro corridor: 7 years after project halted, work likely to start again
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

State allots plot for car depot after concerns were raised over original site.

Mumbai: Govt plan for 11 lakh affordable homes in metropolitan region fails to take off
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Lowest price that a developer quoted for 30-sqm tenements was Rs 60 lakh per tenement

Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour link: Bid conditions relaxed
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The complex project has been in the planning stages for more than three decades as the government’s three previous attempts to bid it out had drawn a blank.

Marathi-medium schools in Maharashtra to offer Urdu from Class VI
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The government, however, does not plan to create any extra position of Urdu teachers in these schools for the purpose, or extend any additional finances as part of the move.

Unlocking eastern sea-front: Mumbai Port Trust to set up dept to prepare master plan, micro-plan
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

MbPT owns 1,800 acres covering 28 km of eastern coastline, from Wadala to Colaba.

Few takers for solar pumps, Maharashtra plans to relax norms
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

While government has given a contract for at least 10,000 solar pumps to be installed in the pilot phase, only 6,500 farmers have applied.

Year after Chikki row, NGO turnover down from Rs 30 crore to Rs 2 crore
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Suryakanta, headed by a local Congress leader, Pradnya Parab, used to secure multi-crore contracts from the government for supply of chikki, primarily for supplementary nutrition to anganwadis.

Smart Cities mission: Maharashtra sends proposals of eight cities for reconsideration
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Municipal corporations of both Mumbai and Navi Mumbai had faced stiff opposition from a section of corporators over their respective smart city proposals, before submitting them to the Centre for the first round, last year.

India eyes separate preferential pact with UK after Brexit
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Textiles are among the main exports to the United Kingdom from India besides machinery, petroleum products, leather, gems and jewellery, among others.

Maharashtra looks at more residential development in Bandra Kurla Complex
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The authority is also hoping to liven up the business district, which wears a deserted look after working hours, by adding more residential development.

Now, owners of undeveloped industrial plots can use land for residential purposes
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Along with payment of a one-time premium, land owners will also have to get a NOC from the labour commissioner in case of plots where industries were in operation and have now shut down.

To prevent ownership row, MIDC to review all its land records
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

MIDC identifies plots it wants to acquire that are screened by its land committee.

Maharashtra govt asks power firms to submit uniform tariff plans by next week
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Officials said the move will benefit nearly 40 percent of Mumbai’s residential electricity consumers, with a majority falling in the 0-100 units category.

Karachi Connection: Ex-Pak doctor who became a BJP legislator and Eknath Khadse’s aide in need
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Dr Gurmukh Jagwani, 59, still has a small house in Karachi, where he hailed from before settling in Maharashtra and becoming a BJP MLC.

Mumbai-Pune Expressway accident: Safety measures planned on e-way stuck in red tape
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

The highway has seen nearly 14,500 accidents between 2002 and 2012 in which nearly 1,400 people have lost their lives, as per a study done by an accident victims’ kin.

Dharavi revamp: Maharashtra govt relaxes eligibility criteria for developers
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

To be eligible for the project, developers need to have undertaken large real estate or township projects, including development of necessary amenities, physical and social infrastructure and incurred costs or received payments over the past seven years.

Before his family bought plot, Eknath Khadse was told Govt had allotted it to many firms
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

At a meeting with officials from the industries and revenue departments in April, Khadse was “advised” that MIDC’s name was recorded in the “other rights” of the 7/12 extract of the plot, sources said.

Firm under BMC scanner likely to implement 2 key Metro projects
Tue, May 31, 2016

The Maharashtra government has appointed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the nodal agency for the rendering and implementation of the Metro line.

Smart Cities Mission: Congress seeks to have more representatives on Solapur SPV board
Sun, May 29, 2016

Solapur’s SPV currently has 11 members, of which seven are bureaucrats and other government officials, and four are from political parties.

Maharashtra: Over 300 development projects in coastal zones awaiting approval
Thu, May 26, 2016

Of the 314 pending cases, 149 are fresh applications for a CRZ clearance

Maharashtra govt plans new roads, tourist attractions; locals against move
Tue, May 24, 2016

MMRDA’s proposal includes building of almost 60 new road links, widening of 24 existing roads.

Mumbai civic polls: Congress tests Sena-BJP campaign models
Mon, May 23, 2016

The Mumbai Congress, led by former Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Nirupam, is focussing on strengthening its cadre at the grassroots, akin to the Shiv Sena’s shakha system.

Showpiece city NAINA: Most development proposals not cleared
Sat, May 21, 2016

Officials say, most proposals are incomplete, have problems with land titles, or are submitted without several necessary ‘no objection certificates’.

10 developers approach Maharashtra agency with plea to finance construction
Thu, May 19, 2016

Promise to build affordable homes in return; SSPL vets proposals on slum rehabilitation projects.

Smart cities: Civic bodies told to get state nod for projects worth over Rs 50 cr
Mon, May 16, 2016

Pune and Solapur are the only corporations from Maharashtra that the Union government has chosen in the top 20 for the first round of funding.

Public shaming, fine, detention: measures to rid Maharashtra of open defecation
Tue, May 10, 2016

The council also urged people to apply for the Rs 17,000 aid for construction of individual toilets.

Make in Maharashtra: Foxconn’s $5 billion investment plan in state runs into delay
Sun, May 08, 2016

Prior to its much larger unit at Talegaon in western Maharashtra, Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, was to start a mobile phones production facility in Navi Mumbai by March or April.

No takers for Dharavi revamp project: Maharashtra may give in to developers’ demands, recalculate FSI
Fri, May 06, 2016

The state government has currently allowed an FSI of 4 in the Dharavi redevelopment project, even as other slum redevelopment schemes elsewhere in Mumbai are allowed an FSI of 3.

Maharashtra: 5-yr exercise to digitise land records set to begin
Fri, May 06, 2016

The department plans to complete the digitisation and surveys of the six districts within three years, and rural areas of the rest of the state in five years from now.

From Mumbai shanties to 18-storey building: 255 families from Dharavi move into new homes
Wed, May 04, 2016

Families get keys to new 300 square feet homes in the only building ready under the much-delayed Dharavi redevelopment plan.