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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Oct 03, 2016 17:43 IST
Compressed Natural Gas will be cheaper by Rs1.60 a kg and Piped Natural Gas, by Rs1.01 per standard cubic meter in Mumbai starting October 4.
Compressed Natural Gas will be cheaper by Rs1.60 a kg and Piped Natural Gas, by Rs1.01 per standard cubic meter in Mumbai starting October 4. (HT file photo)

1.CNG, PNG to cost less in Mumbai from October 4

Compressed Natural Gas will be cheaper by Rs1.60 a kg and Piped Natural Gas, by Rs1.01 per standard cubic meter in Mumbai starting October 4. The drop, owing to reduction in prices of domestically produced natural gas, comes as relief to lakhs of households, as well as taxi and autorickshaw drivers. Read

2. Beating the Versova bridge traffic snarl: Trucks to wait at parking lots

The Versova bridge over the Vasai creek, a road the leads to Vasai and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway may soon stop being the traffic nightmare motorists have dreaded for the past few years.

A section of the 40-year-old bridge is undergoing repairs, which means traffic snarls — jams are often kilometres long — are common on this arterial road out of the city. What’s worse? It is also a route that heavy vehicles take to get in and out of Mumbai. Read

3. Gathering of more than four people prohibited in Aurangabad till Tuesday

The district administration in Aurangabad has imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code that prohibits gathering of more than four people. This is in the wake of fears of backlash by Maratha protesters during the special cabinet meeting of the state government on Tuesday. Read

4. Students question IIT-B’s intellectual property rule, but alumni give it a thumbs up

Students of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) have, of late, begun to question the institute’s rule on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) that states that any intellectual property produced by IIT-B personnel (student/staff/research scholars/post-doctoral fellows) will be owned by the institute. Members of the IIT-B alumni, however, said that the policy is “student-friendly” as it protects the students from various patent-related difficulties. Read

5. Railway children: Spike in runaway girls rescued in Mumbai

Fifty-one girls were among 171 runaway children in Mumbai rescued by the Government Railway Police till August this year. Most of these children left their homes either to work in the city or because of issues with their families.

Officials said last year, fewer girls — 45 — were rescued in the same period and called the rise a worrying trend.Till August 2015, 188 children were rescued. Read