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Mumbai: 26-year-old woman killed, cousin injured in Metro crane accident
Sun, Nov 01, 2020

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is constructing Metro 2A connecting DN Nagar to Dahisar, termed it an "unfortunate accident" caused by a technical failure. It has set up a three-member committee to probe the accident.

610 Mumbai locals to operate from today, daily service now over 2,000
Sun, Nov 01, 2020

The move comes as the government has included more categories of workers in essential services, and opened up the trains for women commuters, leading to crowding in the limited number of local services.

Mumbai-Hyderabad: NHSRCL invites survey bids for high-speed rail corridor
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

As per the tender, the project report prepared by the consultant will include a survey of overhead, overground, and underground utilities. It will also have to survey power sources for setting up a substation for the project.

State govt allows BEST buses to operate with 100% capacity
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

This includes 2,700 BEST buses, 300 state transport buses, and 1,100 wet leasing buses. These buses commute with only 19 lakh commuters. BEST expects this number to go up to 25 lakh now.

Mumbai: AC local catches fire, no casualties reported
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

The incident took place around 1.30 am on Thursday. “The fire left the control wiring and electrical cabinet damaged. However, the passenger area of the coach did not suffer any damage,” a WR spokesperson said. “Nobody was injured in the incident.

Railways allows women to board Mumbai local trains
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

The decision comes four days after the Maharashtra government, on October 16, issued a circular stating that women would be allowed to travel in local trains from Saturday — between 11 am and 3 pm and again from 7 pm till the end of services.

Monorail services in Mumbai resume today
Sun, Oct 18, 2020

The Monorail that was completely shut down on March 22 amid the pandemic-induced lockdown in the country will initially run 100 trips in a day. A call on running additional services will be determined by commuter response.

Maharashtra govt allows women commuters to travel in local trains but railways yet to give nod
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

This is not the first time that the state government and railways have squared off over train services during the pandemic. Both had differed over starting special trains to facilitate movement of people to districts in Konkan for Ganesh Chaturthi in August.

Post-Covid care centre at Majiwada
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

A total of 39,486 Covid-19 patients have been recorded in Thane until Thursday, of whom 35,330 have been discharged. The district has recorded 1,035 deaths due to the virus.

10 AC trips among WR’s 194 additional local train services
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

The move follows two instances of overcrowding in local trains, where commuters could be seen jostling for space. In one video that went viral on social media, passengers at Borivali station were seen pushing each other, violating social distancing norms, to get inside the train compartment.

Mumbai power outage: 86 train services cancelled, people forced to walk
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Power supply disruption forced CR and WR each to reschedule five long-distance trains.

MMRDA initiates plan to merge two Metro corridors
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

The agency has decided to prepare a fresh detailed project report (DPR) for the 14.47-km-long Swami Samarth Nagar, Andheri to Vikhroli elevated line (corridor 6) being built by it to facilitate the integration.

‘Thane’s post-Covid centre will open in 7 days for those who have recovered’: Thane MC chief
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

"Four TMT (Thane Municipal Transport) buses also conduct tests while on the move. Till now, we have carried out around 3.6 lakh tests," says Dr Vipin Sharma.

Aarey car shed relocation: Govt revives an old option, with help of a technicality
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

According to sources, the 41-hectare dried salt pan land at Kanjurmarg, where the car shed will now come up, was a much-favoured option for its construction when plans for the 33.5-km long underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 corridor were first drawn up in 2013.

At 88 per cent, Thane clocks highest Covid recovery rate in Maharashtra
Sat, Oct 10, 2020

On Friday, TMC commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma attributed the high recovery rate to “strict monitoring” of positive patients for 10 days of home or institutional isolation.

Mumbai Metro 9: MMRDA to change alignment of Pandurangwadi station
Wed, Oct 07, 2020

The change in alignment has been made to avoid demolition of structures along the alignment.

Mumbai: Western, Central Railways suffer Rs 850 crore losses amid Covid
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Right now, together CR and WR are running 937 services daily, 506 on WR and 431 on CR, ferrying 9-10 lakh commuters daily, or just 10 per cent of pre-pandemic figures.

Probe ordered into Bandra SRA project stalled for 20 years
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The action comes after residents of Jai Shiv Sai SRA Cooperative Housing Society (CHS) in Bandra East met the CEO last week alleging that their project — sanctioned in 2000 — is one of the 1,315 such projects pending for 10 years or more.

Former Thane assistant civic commissioner booked
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

According to the FIR, More was transferred from the post on August 17. Mahesh Aher, who replaced him on the post, claimed a few files and a new computer, worth Rs 52,000, were missing from the office when he took charge, police said.

Mumbai: Western Railway to run six more local train services from tomorrow
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

Prior to lockdown, the CR and WR together used to run nearly 3,000 local train services to ferry around 85 lakh commuters daily. Currently, they carry nearly 10 lakh commuters daily.

MHADA notices for 464 builders who failed to start revamp work
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

The decision to serve the notices was taken during a meeting held at MHADA on Friday over ways of expediting the redevelopment of 16,000 cessed buildings in south Mumbai, many of which are in a dilapidated condition.

Dharavi redevelopment: MHADA to hand over 660 flats for allotment to tenants by year end
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

In November 2018, then BJP-Shiv Sena government had declared redevelopment of Dharavi as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) project. While global tenders were invited last February for the SPV, with Dubai-based infrastructure firm.

Indian firms in race to build bullet train corridor
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Sources added that financial bids will be opened soon after the firms are scrutinised. The lowest bidder will have to construct four stations and a 237-km railway corridor in Gujarat.

Mumbai: MNS leaders travel on local trains in protest
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Currently, only those who are essential services staff are allowed to travel in suburban trains.

Shelter home for rescued animals soon in Thane
Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Shashank Tomar, founder of CAP foundation, told The Indian Express, “We have acquired the plot required for the shelter. We are confident that the shelter will be ready before December 31

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