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From Suresh Prabhu’s ‘gift’ to snakes in Mumbai jail: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are our top five stories from Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2017 17:26 IST
HT Correspondent

While railways minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday inaugrated 14 passenger amenities – including an elevated deck and lift at Borivali station and foot overbridges at Dadar, Taloja jail was visited by some unwelcome guests – two snakes in the past 15 days. An online study conducted on the occasion of World Hypertension Day revealed that one in three Mumbaiites suffer from hypertension, while more than half of them are unaware of the ideal blood pressure range.A visually impaired girl’s story about how she is stuggling to survive in Mumbai went viral after she was interviewed on a radio show. Also, a worried father of a teen addicted to mephedrone promted the police to bust a drug cartel, after he wrote a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Here are today’s top 5 picks:

1. Prabhu’s gift to Mumbai train commuters: Lift at Borivli railway station, skywalk at Andheri

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday inaugurated 14 passenger amenities in Mumbai and its extended suburbs. The new amenities included an elevated deck and lift on platform No. 1 at Borivali station, foot overbridges (FOBs) at Dadar, Matunga Road and Bhayandar, a skywalk connecting FOB to metro station at Andheri, escalators at Dadar, Bhayandar, Vasai Road and Nallsopara, booking offices at Borivali, Kandivali and Vasai Road and a passenger reservation centre at Nallsopara.

2. 1 in 3 Mumbaiites suffer from high blood pressure, get fit, ensure you are not the one

One in three Mumbaiites suffer from hypertension, while more than half of them are unaware of the ideal blood pressure range, revealed an online study conducted on the occasion of World Hypertension Day on Wednesday. As part of the survey, 500 people were questioned about awareness of hypertension. High blood pressure (BP), which is commonly known as hypertension, is a long-term medical condition in which blood vessels have persistently raised pressure.

3. Visually-challenged woman survives on one meal a day, fights to complete law. You can help her

A story of visually impaired Nikita Shukla, a third-year student at Government Law College, who is struggling to live in Mumbai, went viral after the woman was interviewed on a radio channel on Wednesday. With no support from her family, who wanted to get her married after high school, every day is a struggle for Shukla. At times, she survives on one meal a day, she says.

4. Mumbai jail infested with snakes, 2 caught in 15 days

Mumbai’s Taloja jail, which houses around 2,000 inmates, has special guests and they are certainly not welcome. In the past 15 days, two snakes have been found – one in the kitchen and one near the main entrance – on the premises.

5. How troubled Mumbai father of teen MD addict busted cartel, got ‘drugs-on-bike’ seller arrested

A drastic change in his teenage son’s behaviour compelled a 40-year-old Mumbai resident to monitor his movements. What shocked him was the realisation that his son was addicted to the drug ‘meow meow’. Taking swift action, the man first admitted his son to a de-addiction centre. He then began investigating and found that many young people from Dongri, several of whom go to the same college as his son, were addicted to the drug. He discovered several meow meow suppliers in his locality, which prompted him to write to the Devendra Fadnavis-led home ministry in April.