From new bridge on highway to killer roads in Maharashtra: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: Jun 05, 2017 17:13 IST
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway, 10 months after the old one collapsed, killing 30. Recent data revealed that as many as 35 people are killed in accidents on Maharashtra’s roads daily.
Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena slammed its ally, the BJP, over the recent farmers’ protests, saying it would have to take responsibility for farmers who committed suicide. NCP politician Ajit Pawar found himself in fresh trouble after reports that the enforcement directorate was probing his role in the state irrigation scam.
1. 10 months after Mahad collapse, Gadkari, Fadnavis unveil new bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway
Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the new bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway on Monday, 10 months after the old one was swept away by the Savitri river during the monsoon.
2. 5 reasons why the Maharashtra irrigation scam could spell trouble for Ajit Pawar
Two-and-a-half years after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis asked the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to probe the multi-crore irrigation scam and what roles senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) politicians Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare played in it, there are reports that the Enforcement Directorate is on Pawar’s trail.
3. Killer commute: Road accidents in Maharashtra killed 1.02 lakh people in eight years
As many as 1.02 lakh people were killed in road accidents in Maharashtra between 2009 and 2016, said state highway safety patrol (HSP) officials.
4. Shiv Sena slams Fadnavis govt over Maharashtra farmers’ strike
The Shiv Sena, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government, has joined the farmers’ organisations and opposition parties in bitterly criticising the government for going back on its pre-election promises to farmers.
5. Mumbaiites, your bad habits are costing you: BMC nets ₹8.46 cr in fines for littering, spitting in 11 months
Mumbaiites are paying a heavy price for littering, spitting and urinating on the city’s roads. After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reintroduced clean-up marshals to the city in July, they registered 3.91 lakh offences and collected Rs8.46 crore in fines.