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From affordable 1-BHK flats to 75 new BEST buses: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Apr 25, 2017 17:16 IST
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The realty sector has been witnessing a slowdown in the past few years, bringing down the number of new launches and sales.
The realty sector has been witnessing a slowdown in the past few years, bringing down the number of new launches and sales.(HT File)

There’s good news in store for Mumbaiites- while the citiy’s real estate developers are now building smaller, affordable homes in the range of Rs50-60lakh, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Tuesday introduced 75 new spacious buses, equipped with laptop and mobile charging points, better ventilation and more legroom. In a new development on the Mumbai couple who was found hanging in their rented home on Sunday, cops found that they had taken loans from several banks and had changed their names in 2009 to evade creditors, said police. Meanwhile, Eman’ s story, the world’s heaviest woman who was treated in India, took a dramatic twist as her relatives allege negligence by the doctors. Also, The Maharashtra Opposition parties have formed an informal code of conduct for its leaders and workers participating in the third phase of the Sangharsh yatra for farm loan waiver. Here are our picks-

1.Mumbai gets a realty check, affordable 1-BHK flats all set for a comeback in western suburbs

With no takers for premium large-sized flats in Mumbai, real estate developers are now building smaller homes in the range of Rs50-60lakh. The Centre recently gave infrastructure status to smaller homes. This will help builders get funds easily and also give them more time – five years from the current three years – to complete the projects.

2. Mumbai family suicide: Couple changed identity to evade creditors, say cops

The Mumbai couple, found hanging in their rented home on Sunday, had taken loans from several banks and had changed their names in 2009 to evade creditors, said police. While the man changed his name from Sunil Uttewar to Indrajit Dutt, the woman changed her name from Jasmine Uttewar to Jasmine Patel.

3. BEST gets better: 75 new buses with mobile charging points on Mumbai roads from today

The new buses were launched on Tuesday. (HT Photo )

Your bus commute in Mumbai is all set to get smoother. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Tuesday introduced 75 new spacious buses, equipped with laptop and mobile charging points, better ventilation and more legroom. These are part of the 303 new buses to be added to the 3,800-bus fleet of the loss-making transport body.

4. Maha Oppn Sangharsh Yatra dress code: No fancy clothes, sunglasses or jewellery, please

The Maharashtra Opposition parties have formed an informal code of conduct for its leaders and workers participating in the third phase of the Sangharsh yatra for farm loan waiver – no fancy clothes or jewellery, no sunglasses and definitely no arguments with citizens.

5. World’s heaviest woman Eman’s journey in Mumbai: From ‘thank you India’ to ‘docs are liars’

Egyptian Eman Ahmed, 36, ‘the world’s heaviest woman’, who is being treated at a Mumbai hospital is in the news again. This time not for her weight loss. While doctors claim she has 242kg, almost half her weight since her surgery, her sister Shaimaa Salim on Monday called Saifee hospital surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and the hospital ‘liars,’ alleging they “put Eman on massive medication to stop her brain activity”.