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Known to live up to 1,000 years, Baobabs are Mumbai’s ‘green monuments’
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Bearing the scientific name Adansonia digitata and locally known as ‘Gorakh-chinch’, Baobabs holds massive amount of water in its hollow trunk.

MMRDA plans to double entry and exit points at upcoming Metro stations
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Questions over the city’s old infrastructure failing to meet the modern day requirements have been raised after 23 people were killed in a stampede at Elphinstone station in September last year.

Overcrowding on Mumbai Metro One: Increase number of coaches, says MMRDA
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Each train can carry 1,500 commuters. With 16 more trips added in the last one year, the metro now carries 24,000 more commuters per day.

Bandra Kurla Complex: Work on projects to start, MMRDA asks offices to stagger timings
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

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. 

Mumbai: JICA likely to fund Metro 4
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The government has been holding talks with the AIIB for the Metro 4 project. During the Chinese bank’s Third Annual Meeting last month, it had been announced that the bank will be funding India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

Ambedkar Memorial construction awaits CZMP nod from Centre
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

With Maharashtra awaiting the Centre’s nod for Mumbai’s Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), the construction of the Dr BR Ambedkar memorial at Indu Mills in Dadar has also been slowed down.

Mumbai University seeks MMRDA help for Kalina campus masterplan
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The MMRDA will also help the university in utilising the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) it received in exchange for the 34,000 sq mt land provided to build two roads connecting BKC to Vakola and Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road.

Mumbai: Facebook page uses sarcasm to draw attention towards potholes, invites entries for photo contest
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Having invited photo entries to spot the biggest pothole, the page aims to attract the attention of civic authorities.

Take 5: ‘In cinema theatres, loot machi hai’
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

On July 13, Maharashtra directed cinema halls to stick to the MRP of food products and said viewers should be allowed to carry own eatables in. Desai has been in charge of two Mumbai theatres, Maratha Mandir Theatre and G7 Multiplex, since the 1970s.

Mumbai development authority to revamp signages along Western Express Highway
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

“In places where the signages have been damaged, we will be replacing them with new ones. These will include directional, warning and informational signages,” said R A Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner.

Mumbai: Contractor fined Rs 5 lakh after child drowns in pit
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

While the MMRDA is still awaiting the police report to determine culpability, the police have booked the contractor for causing death due to alleged negligence.

Samruddhi corrdior: 83% land already acquired, rest to be done through Land Acquisition Act
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

“We have acquired 83.27 per cent of the land and will acquire the remaining land through compulsory acquisition,” said Dr Chandrakant Pulkundwar, Joint Managing Director, MSRDC.

Mumbai Metro 3: Crossover Tunnel Boring Machine to start work from August
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Efficient removal of paste is facilitated by the TBM’s provision to remove some of the heavy steel plates from the cutterhead and create a larger opening in it.

Mumbai Monorail to resume Chembur to Wadala run
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

The services of Phase I will resume with revised fares, which are almost at par with the Metro One fares. While the previous fares ranged between Rs 5 and Rs 19, they have now been hiked to Rs 10 and Rs 40.

CZA Annual Inventory: SGNP lost seven leopards in 2017-18 fiscal
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

The other leopard was three-and-a-half-years-old and died within 36 hours of being rescued from a conflict in the wild.

Mumbai receives 93 per cent above normal rainfall this season
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

With 299 mm, Vasai records highest rainfall, followed by Palghar with 290 mm

Mumbai Metropolitan Region heritage areas to get a boost
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is set to release circuit maps of nine places

Week after Wadala wall collapse: IEI, PEATA to seek registration of geotechnical engineers
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Institution of Engineers (IEI) and the Practising Engineers, Architects and Town Planners Association (PEATA) will hold a meeting in this regard on July 3

MMRDA environment society to assess water bodies in Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The Society is likely to finalise a consultant next month for conducting the survey.

Residents marked ineligible for rehabilitation file appeal with MHADA
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Many of them have rejected the MMRC’s proposal to rehabilitate them as Project Affected People and have filed appeals with MHADA expressing dissatisfaction at being marked ineligible.

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