From noise over stalking to Metro-3: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
The stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: Aug 08, 2017 16:32 IST
While the Mumbai police on Monday arrested an IT professional who allegedly followed a designer up to her house in Lokhandwala, rang her doorbell and stood outside her building on Sunday night, they are yet to act against complaints of noise from Metro-3 work, which residents allege, is beyond permissible limit. Meanwhile, sources revealed while Mumbai was suffering owing to BEST strike, CM Devendra Fadnavis was discussing the preparations for Ganpati. Three children, who were abandoned by their mother at a Mumbai railway station, have been adopted by a US couple.
Here are our top five:
1. Mumbai IT professional stalks designer, rings her doorbell at 2am, arrested
The Mumbai police on Monday arrested an IT professional who allegedly followed a designer up to her house in Lokhandwala, rang her doorbell and stood outside her building on Sunday night. Aditi Nagpaul filed a complaint and later narrated her ordeal in a Facebook post.
2. Abandoned by mother at Mumbai railway station, three kids set to move to the US
Twenty months after they were found abandoned at Ghatkopar railway station, three siblings – two boys and a girl – are set to go to the United States (US), as Bombay high court recently cleared their international adoption by a US couple. Mark Stoll, 42 and his 43-year-old wife Annette have adopted 5-year-old Rahul, 4-year-old Durga and 2-year-old Suraj.
3. BEST strike: While Mumbai suffered, CM held a meeting on Ganpati preparations
Even as commuters in Mumbai were stranded thanks to the strike by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees on Monday, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was discussing Ganpati preparations in Mantralaya, said sources. The meeting was attended by BMC chief Ajoy Mehta, BEST general manager Dr Surendra Kumar Bagde and officials from the traffic department.
4. Mumbai dahi handis to go higher, grander: Height to age limit, it’s different this year
Remarking that “an accident could take place anywhere, even in one’s own home, or the toilet,” and that the courts need not issue regulations for “everything,” the Bombay high court on Monday refused to issue directions regulating the age of participants, and the height limit for the human pyramids formed during dahi handi celebrations. Here’s what it means for Mumbai.
5. Mumbai Metro-3 work on through the night, SoBo residents say their noise complaints ignored
Despite several complaints, the police haven’t taken steps to reduce noise from the construction work of Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor), which goes on through the night, claim residents of south Mumbai. “The noise is between 90 decibels (dB) and 100 decibels (dB), which is well beyond the permissible limit for residential areas and silence zones,” said Godfrey Pimenta, trustee, NGO Watchdog Foundation, which filed a complaint with the Mumbai police on Monday.