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Now, a Covid hurdle in bullet train tracks
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The Rs 1.1 lakh crore project, the Centre's flagship collaboration with Japan that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had described as a “white elephant”, was announced jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Tokyo in 2017.

MHADA to hold draw of lots for only 24 homes on Aug 24
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

A senior officer from the MHADA said at present, it did not have the desired housing stock to conduct a larger lottery. The Covid-19 pandemic brought to a halt the construction of houses houses supposed to be completed this year.

Mumbai: Monorail tender that saw only 2 Chinese bidders cancelled
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

A statement by MMRDA late Thursday said to enable participation of Indian companies, the eligibility criteria would be revised, giving chance to manufacturing facilities working in India for the last 10 years on similar projects.

MahaRERA to go digital, resume regular online hearings
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

With these initiatives, officials said, MahaRERA services and operations can be delivered digitally, without any need for physical visit by allottees, promoters, agents, advocates and others to MahaRERA offices.

Palghar: Grappling with virus, villagers reluctant to shift to govt shelters
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

“In the last 67 days, I have not earned a single paisa due to the coronavirus and the lockdown. Now, I have to leave my house and take refuge in the school with my two daughters and wife,” Kumar, a beach photographer at Satti Padha village, said.

Pandemic, monsoon ban, Vasai fishermen stare at a bleak year
Sat, May 30, 2020

Post the nationwide lockdown on March 24, all fishing activities had been shut down. In April, however, fishing was allowed by the central government.

Maharashtra: Complete lockdown in Mumbra from today
Wed, May 27, 2020

“There has been a substantial increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbra. Inspite of the lockdown, people are crowding at shops and vegetable markets. Social distancing norms are not being followed...,” the circular issued by TMC said.

Mumbai: SRA allows pre-monsoon work at 107 slum projects
Sun, May 24, 2020

On April 26, the authority had issued circular allowing developers to carry out pre-monsoon works following Covid guidelines.

Mumbai: 22,980 homes built by state agencies to be used as quarantine centres
Fri, May 22, 2020

B G Pawar, Joint Metropolitan Commissioner, said the MMRDA on Thursday handed over 13,000 homes to various municipal corporations to convert them into Covid-19 centres.

‘Dharavi fast becoming city’s Covid capital’: Jitendra Awhad writes to CM for redevelopment push
Fri, May 22, 2020

Spread over 2.4 sq km, Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, is home to some 60,000 families and 8.5 lakh people. It has so far reported 1,353 cases and 56 deaths.

Social distancing: Alternate seats in Mumbai Metro coaches to remain empty
Fri, May 22, 2020

On Thursday, the Mumbai Metro released photographs of its trains on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro route, where stickers have been put up on seats, with alternate ones left vacant

Pre-monsoon work: Workers, developers to get transit passes for SRA sites
Thu, May 07, 2020

SRA CEO Deepak Kapoor confirmed that travel passes will be provided to staff and developers. He said he had issued the order to various departments of SRA.

Palghar lynching: Over 100 arrested, 9 minors detained
Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Gaurav Singh, Superintendent of Police, Palghar, said that investigations into the murders of the three men have so far been focused on identifying the sources of the rumours spread in Gadchinchle village in Dahanu taluka.

Mob in Maharashtra lynches three from Mumbai headed to Surat
Sat, Apr 18, 2020

Despite the lockdown, the three had managed to cover a distance of 120 km, till they were stopped by a sentry of the forest department near Gadchinchle village, which is close to the border that Maharashtra shares with the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Owner booked after boat arrives from Gujarat with stranded fishermen
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

More than 2,000 fishermen from Maharashtra are stuck off the Gujarat coast near Veraval in 40 boats, unable to return.

Stranded off Gujarat coast, 2,100 fishermen left with 21 kg of food
Sat, Apr 11, 2020

Speaking to The Indian Express from his boat, Mahendra said, “In Nargol, we were asked to pay Rs 1,500 for ration supplies by the Gujarat Police.”

Not allowed to deboard, 600 fishermen from Maharashtra say: worse than being afflicted by corona
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The Gujarat authorities claimed they could not allow fishermen from any other state to alight as villagers would not allow them to pass through in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the fishermen said.

Sixty km away from Mumbai: Shutting down of local trains has left 400-odd visually impaired residents of Vangani jobless
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

Over the last three decades, many visually-impaired people have flocked to Vangani, located 60 km west of Mumbai, creating a colony of residents who would find sustenance by either hawking trinkets on the suburban train system or seeking alms.

Maharashtra: 600 migrants detained near Nashik sent to quarantine
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Many of the migrants said that they were being forced to leave Mumbai as their employers had asked them to vacate the premises where they had been staying. The total number of migrants detained was over 600.

‘Hunger will kill us before coronavirus’
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

“There’s a lot of panic. We have no money left to purchase any food. We will all die of hunger even before coronavirus reaches us,” says Kalim Mulla, a worker at now-closed handloom in Bhiwandi.

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