The report cited 16 instances of whale mortality along the west coast in 2015, followed by 20 in 2016. This was hugely more than in any year between 2001 and 2014, when the number of whale deaths never exceeded four
The west coast boat services would allow passengers to get their four-wheelers on to special decks on boats from the jetties at Borivali to Nariman Point and is aimed at de-congesting road and rail traffic.
BMC had allotted Rs 1,066 crore for the upgradation of the abattoir to bring it to international standards. More than half of the city’s meat is processed at Deonar abattoir, which was constructed in 1971.