Sena pays BMC for Thackeray funeral
After receiving public flak for spending BMC money on the funeral of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray,the party deposited a cheque for Rs 5 lakh with the civic body Thursday. We received a cheque for Rs 5 lakh from Sena today, said additional municipal commissioner Rajeev Jalota. Chairman Rahul Shewale said the G-North ward proposal for post-facto approval for the spend had been deleted from standing committee agenda.
Uddhav hopes for Vaitarna water this yr
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said after a visit to Vaitarna Thursday Mumbaikars would receive water from the newly constructed Middle Vaitarna dam this year. PWD is expected to complete construction of a bridge over the dam,which has delayed water supply,by June 23. A senior civic official,however,said: It is likely to take two months to complete the bridge.
Milan Subway ROB opens today
CM Prithviraj Chavan will open Friday evening the 700-metre Milan Subway rail over-bridge (ROB) connecting SV Road and Western Express Highway. The bridge,under construction for more than four years,has missed several deadlines due to delay in rehabilitating the project-affected and getting a clearance from Western Railway.