For the third day in a row, minimum temperatures in Mumbai dropped, giving rise to cool conditions and making Thursday the coldest January day since 2013.
A week after outdoor air purifying units that go by the acronym WAYU were inaugurated by the state government to be set up at four locations in Mumbai, a visit to these sites revealed that none of the units were functioning, nobody was monitoring them and there was no unit at Ghatkopar — one of the designated sites.
Even as domestic carriers squabble over whose flights were mostly on time, flight movement data showed that fliers across airlines faced their worst delays at the Mumbai airport in December.
Mumbai’s streets were relatively unsafe for women in 2016 as compared to the previous year, according to statistics from 93 police stations. While a noticeable spike was reported in the number of molestation and kidnapping cases, there was a marginal increase in rape cases till a month before the year ended.
How much does the civic body control the average Mumbaiite’s quality of life? The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has everything to do with every one of your complaints — potholed roads, traffic, garbage, flooding, encroachments, broken footpaths, lack of playgrounds, parking… the list goes on. This means the representatives you elect to the civic body will decide how your city develops over the next five years. Here’s why the BMC matters to Mumbai: