With a low Urban Mobility Index (UMI) of 63.7, Mumbai not only has below average public transport facilities , but is also ranked 37th in the world, far behind many other Asian cities, a global study has suggested.
Retail onion prices continue to make consumers cry, despite an increase in supply and decline in prices in the state’s major wholesale markets.
A five-year decline in onion production and nearly 50-60% hike in the price by the time the produce gets to the consumer are playing a major role in the ongoing onion crisis, which has brought many homemakers to tears.
Onion prices continued to soar on Tuesday, increasing to Rs70 to Rs80 a kg in the city’s retail markets.
The city can bid goodbye to uncomfortable rides in rickety taxis and autorickshaws, with around 9,000 of them being phased out in the last six months alone.
Aiming at effective implementation of the school bus policy, the Wadala regional transport office (RTO) has decided to also monitor the non-technical aspects of school buses along with technical ones.
After a brief respite during the festive season, vegetable prices have once again gone through the roof this week. The reason —untimely heavy rain in maharashtra
Eating out is likely to get even more expensive in the coming days, with city restaurants considering raising prices by a minimum of 20%, citing rising costs. Prajakta Chavan Rane reports.
Apart from surprise checks, the RTO will conduct seminars for operators and drivers
The delay in commencement of work in the Kurla Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) fifth and sixth line project has led to a three-fold increase in its estimated cost.
With poor lighting and drug-addicts, drunks loitering in subway and skywalk, Sion station is not safe.
After a BEST bus killed an 83-year-old woman, mother of two BEST staff, the undertaking began probing the conduct of its depot and traffic staff in other such road accidents.
To improve security on suburban local trains, an association of women commuters had suggested consolidating women’s coaches at the end of the train, but till date, no development has been seen on this front.
According to experts, simple measures such as ensuring traffic discipline and junction improvement could play help solve the congestion problem in Mumbai.The study has been sent to the Mumbai Transformation Support unit (MTSU), the state government, the civic body and the MMRDA for review.
Despite accidents, raising height of 32 Western Railway platforms will take 21 months.
In a bid to increase its revenue, the loss-making Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking is looking at collecting transport tax from the citizens through the civic body’s property tax.
Wholesalers blame decrease in supply for hike, while customers say vendors continue overcharging.
Even as Maharashtra government plans to increase the number of fair price vegetable shops to 106, consumers at these outlets have demanded some operational changes.
Although there was a fall in vegetable prices at government centres on Thursday, they continued to remain high in the open market thanks to a long supply of chain comprising traders, middleman and retailers.
Following the heavy rainfall last week, vegetable prices in the city have increased again, owing to a shortage of supply in the wholesale market.
Traders claimed that vegetables are rotting in fields because of heavy showers, thus affecting supply.