Rain brings winter chill to Delhi
Schools across the country are feeling the pinch of having fewer teaching days as exams near because the new government at the Centre has asked them to observe different ‘days’ over the past nine months.
If the draft development plan (DP) is to be believed, the city neither has enough slums nor enough hawkers for them to be recognised and planned for. The DP, the city’s blueprint, has left out the city’s slums as well as street vendors from its 20-year-long vision for the city.
Luxury apartments in a Mumbai skyscraper touted as the world's tallest residential building set to be completed next year have gone on sale in the British capital with a starting price tag of 1.4 million pounds.
Although Mumbai will need 4,708.03 hectares of public amenities for the projected population of 13.95 million in 2034, the draft development plan (DP) 2034 does not provide reservations for 44% of this land demand.
If the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) DP is to be believed, 1,009 hectares of Aarey land is set be developed into a theme park and various small recreational parks.
In a bid to boost the ratio, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to include ‘large urban greens’ as part of open spaces in Mumbai.
The BMC may be pushing for variable Floor Space Index (FSI) in the range of 2.5- 8, which would mean more vertical growth, but affordability still remains a question.
It is important to ask what happens to Mumbai when the high FSI results in construction of thousands of flats, but the BMC is unable to keep up its end of the bargain?
Residents of Thane, Navi Mumbai and the eastern suburbs may soon have to pay more for power, as the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has proposed a 25-38% hike for domestic users, even while suggesting the tariff be reduced for industrial and commercial users.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday completed the demolition of a ramp illegally constructed by actor Shah Rukh Khan on a public road outside his bungalow Mannat in Bandra (West).
A threat message warning of an ISIS attack on Republic Day was spotted on a toilet wall in Mumbai airport on Friday, nine days after a similar message.
If all goes according to plan, you will have your say on the development that takes place on the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) land.
With an investment of nearly Rs1 lakh crore riding on big-ticket infrastructure projects in the state in the coming years, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is keen on setting up a separate mechanism within his office to closely monitor these projects.
To ensure that motorists who break the law are penalised, the Mumbai traffic police department plans to use enforcement cameras and send tickets to offenders.
Even as the first air-conditioned local train missed several deadlines, the city is likely to get 11 more air-conditioned trains from March this year.