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Maharashtra: Malvan receives 345 mm rain, two youths washed away in Pen
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

On Thursday, Mumbai received scant rainfall with the Santacruz observatory recording 0.1 mm rainfall and Colaba receiving 0.8 mm rainfall.

Hyperloop stretch from Mumbai to Pune may connect Metro corridors
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Touted to be the future of commuting, the Hyperloop is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities from four hours to 25 minutes.

MMRDA told to improve road at Dadar for NOC
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

"We have asked the MMRDA to remove them and let us know when they are done. We will then conduct our mock drill,” said a senior official from the Fire department.

MMRDA plans model village to quell opposition
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

The Slum Rehabilitation Society (SRS), a consultant appointed by the MMRDA, has submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) after conducting a study of the village to ascertain the current socio-economic condition and development needs of the village.

LTSE walks out of Mumbai monorail contract
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

MMRDA may have to take over till new contractor finalised; operations likely to be delayed further

Virar Alibaug Multimodal Corridor: MMRDA to submit Detailed Project Report for project this month
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The eight-lane corridor is likely to have around 72 bridges, 21 flyovers, two overpasses, two rail over bridges, 35 Vehicular Underpass (VUP), four Pedestrian Underpass (PUP), 10 interchanges and five tunnels.

Mumbai Monorail operations: Maharshtra government seeks response on safety compliance from MMRDA
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The MMRDA proposes to start the services of Phase II connecting Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk along with resuming the operations of Phase I.

MMRDA appeals to people: do not cross Metro barricades
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

“While the MMRDA is expected to be responsible for the safety of each and every citizen; the MMRDA too expects every citizen to be as responsible in their access to the restricted areas, especially with regard to their children,” read a statement issued by the MMRDA.

Our work has to continue in monsoon, we have to ensure there is no flooding: MMRC MD Ashwini Bhide
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

In an interview with The Indian Express, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) MD Ashwini Bhide lists the issues and challenges being faced while constructing the country’s longest underground Metro.

Maharashtra: Water regulatory body plans to make sewage treatment viable
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) is considering a proposal through which Viability Gap Funding (VGF) can be provided to private players for sewage treatment.

MRVC approached to operate monorail corridor
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

“We have approached them with regard to its operation and maintenance. They are studying the proposal,” said Sanjay Khandare, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner.

Will ensure four city rivers are cleaned within two years, says Environment Minister Kadam
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

According to Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam, almost 80 per cent of the river cleaning is completed and only around 20 per cent is left

Salt Pan Workers: ‘The job requires both strength, skill’
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Wearing socks, one person ploughs the prepared salt and gathers it in a heap on one side of the pan while another scoops it into a basket and a third person collect its. Carrying the basket on his head, he runs outside and dumps it forming huge white pyramids of salt.

Skywalks to connect Metro stations to malls,offices
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

While the MMRDA will design the connector, the malls or office buildings will have to bear the cost of constructing it. With this the commuters will have direct access to nearby malls and offices and can walk to them directly from the Metro station without having to get on the road.

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project: Next week, 1,500 fishermen to be handed over compensation
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

The construction of the 22-km sealink is set to disrupt fishing activity in the Thane creek and the MMRDA is financially compensating the fishermen for the same.

Monorail MMRDA may appoint claims commissioner
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Currently, the contractor is expected to compensate passengers in case of any injury at par with the compensation offered by the Indian Railways.

NGO proposes to conduct census of jackals in mangroves across city
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

According to the proposal, in the last year — from May 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017 — six incidents of human- jackal conflicts were reported from Mumbai, in which two jackals died.

Metro 3 corridor: Activists raise alarm as tunneling muck being dumped at low-lying land in Wadala
Wed, May 30, 2018

“This permission is given only for filling and compacting the low lying area in the above mentioned land with the excavated material like rock and soil from Package I work,” reads the permission letter granted by MMRC.

Metro 2A and Metro 7 study on last-mile connectivity: Feeder services and bus bays on the anvil
Tue, May 29, 2018

Consultants appointed by the MMRDA, D’Appolonia and Urban Mass Transit Company Limited began the survey two months ago and are expected to submit the report by November.

Mumbai-Pune Expressway: Rockfall protection work to affect traffic, one lane to remain closed
Mon, May 28, 2018

As part of the pre-monsoon preventive measure, the MSRDC has carried out inspection of all the rockfall sensitive areas and removed all loose boulders.

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