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After Angriya’s success, expect more Indians to opt for domestic cruise: Sanjay Bhatia
Mon, Nov 05, 2018

Days after the city’s first cruise liner, MB Angriya, sailed to Goa, Mumbai Port Trust Chairman Sanjay Bhatia tells The Indian Express about upcoming projects, development of the eastern water front and how the city needs a breath of fresh air.

New railway corridor set to make southern Navi Mumbai commercial, residential hub
Sun, Nov 04, 2018

Line will improve access to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Navi Mumbai SEZ and Navi Mumbai International Airport

Navi Mumbai airport: 60% land filling complete for phase 1, say CIDCO officials
Sat, Nov 03, 2018

In the first phase, a southern runway and terminal building will be constructed. Senior CIDCO officials said 45 hectare from the close to 496 hectare of land required for the first phase remains to be acquired.

New time-table on WR: Commuters unhappy with platform changes, less stoppages for trains
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

In the new time-table, the WR has added 10 new services and extended 122 others. While the route of 56 services have been changed, the number of stoppages of 26 trains have been reduced to make the services faster.

After Supreme Court order: Firecracker retailers stare at losses this Diwali, stock up other items in Mumbai
Thu, Nov 01, 2018

The apex court has banned barium salts in fireworks with the aim to reduce pollution and noise. According to the order, only “green” firecrackers, or those with lower rate of emission, can be sold.

‘70% drop in number of cab drivers seeking tourist permits in Mumbai’
Wed, Oct 31, 2018

New vehicle registrations under tourist cabs, which include Ola and Uber, has seen a sharp drop of 70 per cent in April-September 2018 as compared to the same period last year.

Explained: Why Ola, Uber are off the roads and its drivers have hit Mumbai streets
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

For the last eight days, more than 40,000 drivers, registered with the app-based cabs like Ola and Uber, have been off roads in Mumbai. Here's why.

Firecrackers ban: Many give thumbs down, others welcome Supreme Court order
Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Prasad Mahadkar from Jivangani Sanstha concurred. “Diwali is a festival of lights and sweets. Restricting the bursting of firecrackers is not going to lower the spirit of the festival in any way.”

Second AC local to have seating capacity of 100 more passengers
Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Currently, the seating capacity of an EMU train is 1,200, the new AC rake would accommodate an additional 100 passengers.

Mumbai: Partially AC local likely to be ready by January
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Hyderabad-based Medha Servo Drives will manufacture the electrical equipment for the rakes.

India’s first cruiseliner set to sail from Mumbai to Goa on Oct 20
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Having steered more than 60 ships in his career, Sequeira said he is excited to hit Mumbai waters on Saturday with his merchant vessel, MV Angriya — owned by Angriya Sea Eagles Private Limited — which is going to be the first cruise from Mumbai with a carrying capacity of 400 passengers.

Ways to improve Tejas ridership being devised: Konkan Rly CMD
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The premium train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), which has fare four times higher than the alternative Konkan-bound trains, has recorded less than 50 per cent occupancy during the off-peak season.

Festive fervour on local trains: Celebrations on track for Navratri, Dussehra
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

For many commuters travelling daily for years on a particular local, Dussehra has special significance. Over a week before the festival, many like Salve contribute some money from their pockets and assign tasks.

For 12 Years Byculla Artist Draping Sarees On Idols: ‘I take inspiration from the way women wear their attire’
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

A resident of Byculla, Lahane is required to change the saree every day during the festival as the idol’s sarees are changed according to the colour decided for that day.

Mumbai-Goa cruise service to now start from Oct 24, bad weather delays launch
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

The carrier, Angriya Sea Eagle Private Limited, has started bookings for the cruise, which will begin from Mumbai, sail non-stop and dock at Mormugao in South Goa within 16 hours.

Mumbai: Brothers who make idols from wood, fabric and give them eyes of glass
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

As the brothers fashion the idols from wood and fabric, they spend more time on each, and hence take limited orders.

Cabin pressure fiasco: Jet Airways offers free ticket, benefits to passengers
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

In a personal email sent on September 27, the airline has apologised to the passengers about the incident.

Locos bearing Tricolour, Mahatma’s image to mark 150th birth anniversary in Mumbai
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

The Kalyan diesel loco shed of the Central Railway (CR) will attach these locos to south and Konkan-bound trains. With more than 300 staff maintaining a 100 diesel loco engines, the Kalyan shed is one of the largest loco sheds for Mumbai sections.

Elphinstone Road stampede: Parel gets 2 more bridges but relief from congestion still remains elusive
Sun, Sep 30, 2018

Since the stampede, the Army had constructed a bridge on the northern end of the station, worth Rs 6 crore. In July this year, the Western Railway had constructed another FoB that connects Parel station to the western line.

Chawl helps family pick up the pieces
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

In Worli's BDD chawl, the Haldankars are yet to come to terms with the loss of their 16-year-old son Mayuresh, who died at the stampede at then Elphinstone Road station on September 29 last year.