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Mumbai: Repair work on 500 roads pending, civic body to take it up after monsoon

Of 1,378 roads on which repair work started in October 2018, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed repairing and resurfacing 880 by May 31.

Street Wise: Stretch from Afghan Church to southern tip of city pays homage to former Colaba observatory director

The Dr Nanabhai Moos Marg, which extends from the Afghan Church to virtually the southern tip of the city, pays homage to the former director of Colaba Observatory.

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Notes from the Suburbs: Authorities doing little to repair potholes, solve traffic snarls, say Thane commuters

Civic officials have taken up the task of filling the potholes at the earliest. Residents, however, feel that the steps are too few, too late.

Street Wise: Named after freedom fighter, a stretch that has witnessed many transformation

Old-timers still generally refer to Nagindas Master Street as Medows Street. It was named after General Sir William Medows who was the Governor and Commander In-Chief of Bombay from 1788 to 1790.

Bandra Kurla Complex: Work on projects to start, MMRDA asks offices to stagger timings

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has once again asked offices in the business district to stagger their work timings to avoid traffic gridlocks. 

Love Lane: Couples taking walks gave this street its name

What was originally Seth Moti Shah Road, named after Seth Moti Chand Shah, a business magnate and philanthropist, is now referred to as ‘Love Lane’, like it was a common road name.

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Mumbai: Forjett Street — named after maverick police chief

The road is named after a former police chief who kept Bombay unaffected during the revolt of 1857 or the first war of Indian independence, unlike the northern parts of the country gripped by violence.

PIL on potholes: Good roads, streets, and footpaths are fundamental rights of citizens, says Bombay HC

“We are aware of the state government’s endeavour to make every city smart. However, no city can be known as smart unless its roads, streets and footpaths are in a reasonable condition,” said Justice A S Oka.

Cadell Road: Named after revolutionary, known by colonial name

Named after Savarkar, the revolutionary activist, the road may have been renamed after Independence, but somehow continues to be known best by its colonial name — Cadell Road, after PR Cadell, former municipal commissioner of the erstwhile Bombay.

Appasaheb Marathe Marg: Where two philosophies intersect

Appasaheb Marathe Marg, a prime commercial location, stretches from Jakadevi Chowk on Gokhale Road to Babasaheb Worlikar Chowk on Annie Besant road.

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