Eman’s weight loss to why Ola, Uber will charge more: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
Want to know what made news in Mumbai through the day? Accident to stabbing over a glass of water – here is our list of five 5 stories of the daymumbai Updated: Apr 19, 2017 17:32 IST
While Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who was once the world’s heaviest, is all smiles after losing 250kg, there is some good news for the rest of Mumbai too -- you can travel between Borivli and Thane in 10 minutes using the SGNP tunnel. But don’t expect any respite from Uber, Ola surge pricing for at least two months. Also, three lost their lives to a car crash, while a man was stabbed five times for refusing to pass a glass of water.
HT’s top five picks:
1. Three dead, six hurt after car crashes into tree on Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Three people, including a nine-year-old girl, died after their car hit a tree on the Mumbai Pune Expressway early on Wednesday. Six others suffered injuries and were admitted to a local hospital.
2. Soon, travel between Borivli and Thane in 10 minutes using underground SGNP tunnel
Soon, Mumbai residents will be able to travel between Borivli and Thane in 10 minutes owing to an 11-km underground tunnel passing through the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). The state wildlife board recently gave the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) permission to carry out an on-ground survey at the national park.
3. In pics: Eman Ahmed, ‘world’s heaviest woman’, slimmer and smiling after losing 250 kg
Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who came to Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital for treatment, is 250kg lighter and happier. Wonder how the woman, who was once the heaviest in the world at 504kg, looks after the transformation? Here’s a glimpse.
4. Mumbai commuters won’t get respite from Ola, Uber surge pricing for at least two months
While the Maharashtra government came up with rules to regulate and check surge pricing by Ola and Uber in Mumbai a month ago, the app-based taxi aggregators are yet to apply for a licence, which would make it mandatory for them to follow the rules. This means, you will have to continue paying extra during peak hours, when the demand is hight, for at least two months.
5. Man stabbed five times in Mumbai’s Bandra for refusing to pass glass of water
A man was stabbed five times outside a hotel in Bandra (West) for refusing to pass a glass of water to a stranger in Bandra (West) on Friday. He is currently recuperating in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.