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From Vijay Mallya’s ₹100-cr bungalow to Byculla zoo fee hike: Top five stories from Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Here are our top five stories from Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: May 19, 2017 17:15 IST
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Some of the components can be toxic and can contaminate soil and water, but valuable material can be recycled.
Some of the components can be toxic and can contaminate soil and water, but valuable material can be recycled.(HT File)

While Maharashtra is all set to get its first Infectious Disease Research Laboratory in Sindhudurg district, the standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will decide next week if Mumbai will pay Rs 5 or Rs100 as entry free to Byculla zoo. Although the average Mumbaiite produces seven times the electronic waste generated by an average Indian, keeping the environment in mind, the design of the new Metro 3 depot has been revised to minimise tree cutting. Also, HT brings you a sneak-peek into Vijay Mallya’s Rs100 crore beachfront bungalow in Alibaug, which the Enforcement directorate (ED) took possession of on Thursday.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Tech-savvy Mumbaiites produce seven times more electronic waste than an average Indian

An average Mumbaiite produces seven times the electronic waste generated by an average Indian, according to figures compiled from various industry reports by NASSCOM Foundation, a non-profit working with the Centre to spread awareness about of e-waste.

2. Maharashtra to soon get its first research laboratory to keep track of 13 infectious diseases

The first Infectious Disease Research Laboratory in Maharashtra will soon start in Sindhudurg district, state health minister Deepak Sawant said on Friday. Sawant gave this information in Sindhudurg, where he held a meeting with the officials of the health and other departments concerned.

3. IN PICS: This is how Vijay Mallya’s ₹100-crore bungalow in Maharashtra looks like

The property is spread over more than 17 acres and the adjoining beach has a registry value of Rs25 crore. (HT)

As the enforcement directorate (ED) on Thursday took possession of businessman Vijay Mallya’s farmhouse located on the beachfront in the coastal town of Alibaug in Maharashtra, Hindustan Times brings you a sneak peek of the bungalow.

4. ₹5 or ₹100: How much will Mumbai pay to see Humboldt penguins, BMC to decide next week

The standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will decide next week if Mumbai will pay Rs 5 or Rs100 as entry free to Byculla zoo, which also houses Humboldt penguins. The civic body wants to hike the entry fee for children aged three to 12 to Rs25, from the current Rs2. It wants adults to pay Rs100, from the current Rs 5.

5. Work on Mumbai Metro-3 to start by end of June, depot design revised to ‘minimise tree-cutting’

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will start building the car shed for the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor at Aarey Colony by the end of June. MMRC officials said there was no stay on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, which prohibited construction of the depot at Parajapur village.