Prajakta Kunal Rane

Prajakta is a Senior Reporter with Hindustan Times, Mumbai. She covers transport and legal metrology.

Articles by Prajakta Kunal Rane

Farmers market at Vidhan Bhavan gets good response

The city’s only farmer-producer market received a good response on Sunday, as 80% of the agricultural produce brought was sold out.

Even consumers appreciated the quality of the vegetables but said the prices needed to be more economical when compared to the retail market.(HT File Photo)
Even consumers appreciated the quality of the vegetables but said the prices needed to be more economical when compared to the retail market.(HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2016 10:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Protest over 20-minute delay shuts Central Railway for 6 hours

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Published on Aug 13, 2016 10:48 AM IST
ByPadmja Sinha and Prajakta Kunal Rane

Delay in repair can shut 6 major bridges in city

Traffic on six of the city’s crucial road-over-bridges could be restricted if the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) delays the repair of these flyovers any further. The bridges — Frere road bridge at Charni Road, Belasis bridge at Grant Road station, Mahalaxmi bridge, Lower Parel bridge, Carol bridge which is also known as Parel bridge and Tilak bridge at Dadar — serve as crucial links for connecting eastern part of the city to the west.

More importantly, some of these bridges like the ones at Dadar, Parel and Lower Parel, cross both Central and Western lines. This means that in cases of any eventuality, both these lines could be disrupted causing inconvenience for both rail and road commuters.(HT FILE)
More importantly, some of these bridges like the ones at Dadar, Parel and Lower Parel, cross both Central and Western lines. This means that in cases of any eventuality, both these lines could be disrupted causing inconvenience for both rail and road commuters.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 07, 2016 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Soaked Sunday: Lifeline under water, trains hit

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Published on Aug 01, 2016 11:57 AM IST
ByPadmja Sinha and Prajakta Kunal Rane

CR, mono, roads block mega city commuters

Due to the problem with the signals, Central Railways has decided to stop up and down trains from Kasara. Services will be restored only after the fault is repaired.

Updated on Aug 02, 2016 12:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPadmja Sinha and Prajakta Kunal Rane, Mumbai

Mumbai’s women commuters want panic buttons in railway coaches

About 16 lakh women use the suburban network in Mumbai and surrounding areas every day

About 16 lakh women use the suburban network in Mumbai and surrounding areas every day.(HT File)
About 16 lakh women use the suburban network in Mumbai and surrounding areas every day.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 27, 2016 11:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

One in four women harassed during local train commute, reveals survey

Survey of 1,000 women commuters also reveals that many incidents go unreported as three in four don’t know rly helpline numbers

The TISS report, submitted to MRVC last week, revealed that 23.5% of women commuters have been harassed in local trains or at train stations.(Hindustan Times)
The TISS report, submitted to MRVC last week, revealed that 23.5% of women commuters have been harassed in local trains or at train stations.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 26, 2016 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Money problems stall plan to expand local train network

Proposal has been stuck since Feb as ministry believes plan is financially unsustainable, given CR’s and WR’s current losses

The Central and Western Railway (WR) incur a combined loss of about Rs1,500 crore a year on operating the city’s suburban train network .(File photo)
The Central and Western Railway (WR) incur a combined loss of about Rs1,500 crore a year on operating the city’s suburban train network .(File photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2016 01:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Strike hikes cost of green peas to Rs240 a kg in Mumbai

Vegetables and fruit traders from the APMC are protesting against the amendment to the APMC act, which allows direct trading of vegetables and fruits outside the APMC markets

Thane, India - June 14, 2016: The city though have felt pre monsoon showers the monsoon has still not arrived. The delay in rain has resulted in soaring prices of vegetables in the city markets in Thane, India, on Tuesday day, June 14, 2016.(Photo by Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times)
Thane, India - June 14, 2016: The city though have felt pre monsoon showers the monsoon has still not arrived. The delay in rain has resulted in soaring prices of vegetables in the city markets in Thane, India, on Tuesday day, June 14, 2016.(Photo by Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 13, 2016 12:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Veggie retail prices up by 60%, may rise further

While onion and potato traders were on agitation on Monday, wholesale dealers of vegetables and fruits, too, have threatened to join the agitation.

On Monday, the prices of all vegetables in the retail market were up by 40%-100%, compared to last week.(File)
On Monday, the prices of all vegetables in the retail market were up by 40%-100%, compared to last week.(File)
Updated on Jul 12, 2016 12:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Rain, strike push up prices of veggies, fruits

Retailers blame steep pricing on the shortage of supply owing to the rain and the traders’ strike at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Vashi

The APMC, including the one at Turbhe (in pic), was shut on Monday.(Bachchan Kumar)
The APMC, including the one at Turbhe (in pic), was shut on Monday.(Bachchan Kumar)
Published on Jul 05, 2016 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPrajakta Kunal Rane and G Mohiuddin Jeddy, Mumbai

Maharashtra plans to open 60 fair price veggie outlets in Mumbai

This means consumers will be able to buy their vegetable and fruits at a lesser price compared to retailers or vendors

Published on Dec 31, 2015 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Unclog Mumbai: Ghatkopar is chaos central

Used by Metro, mono and CR commuters, this connecting link between eastern and western suburbs is ill-prepared to tackle traffic

Commuters feel the share-an-auto service should be segregated depending on the destinations, to free the entry to the station gate.(Arijit Sen/HT photo)
Commuters feel the share-an-auto service should be segregated depending on the destinations, to free the entry to the station gate.(Arijit Sen/HT photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2015 12:19 AM IST

Dal prices stay high in retail market, Maharashtra says rates will settle

A kilogram of tur dal costs Rs230 in the retail market, while urad dal is Rs200, despite the state government’s promise to crack down on traders to bring down the rates.

Two months ago, the steep hike in the prices of the Indian kitchen staple forced the Maharashtra government to seize 67,000 metric tonnes from traders, including 13,000 tonnes of tur dal.(HT photo)
Two months ago, the steep hike in the prices of the Indian kitchen staple forced the Maharashtra government to seize 67,000 metric tonnes from traders, including 13,000 tonnes of tur dal.(HT photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2015 12:30 AM IST

Despite govt claims, tur dal at Rs100 a kg yet to hit the market

Retailers clueless about how to get stocks seized by govt; buyers paying double the promised rate

At present, superior-quality pigeon pea or tur dal is available in the wholesale market at Rs156 a kg and it is priced around Rs200 a kg in the retail market.(File photo)
At present, superior-quality pigeon pea or tur dal is available in the wholesale market at Rs156 a kg and it is priced around Rs200 a kg in the retail market.(File photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2015 12:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

No relief for you as state to auction 67,000 tonnes of seized pulses

For consumers, it means that this huge quantity of pulses will now be brought into the market through traders who had inflated prices a few days ago by creating artificial scarcity

Since June this year, the prices of pigeon pea (tur dal) and udid dal have been on a constant rise.(File photo)
Since June this year, the prices of pigeon pea (tur dal) and udid dal have been on a constant rise.(File photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2015 10:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Taxi union threatens to go on strike on Nov 3

Against tourist taxis Black-and-yellow taxi drivers claim tourist vehicles are eating into their business

The city has around 40,000 taxis of which 28,000 are in the island city. The union is demanding action on tourist vehicles for ferrying commuters within the city.(File photo)
The city has around 40,000 taxis of which 28,000 are in the island city. The union is demanding action on tourist vehicles for ferrying commuters within the city.(File photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2015 01:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

City’s pulse rate decreases at last

Wholesale prices of pulses fall marginally after govt takes action against hoarders, but the drop is yet to reflect in retail prices

Tur dal and urad dal now cost Rs175 and Rs165 a kilo, respectively. The prices of other pulses, such as moong dal and masoor dal, have also fallen by between Rs5 and Rs15 a kilo(File photo)
Tur dal and urad dal now cost Rs175 and Rs165 a kilo, respectively. The prices of other pulses, such as moong dal and masoor dal, have also fallen by between Rs5 and Rs15 a kilo(File photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2015 12:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Govt inaction, commodity trading behind spiraling prices of pulses

Deciding stock limit is important as it makes it easier for the authorities to prevent hoarding

Tur dal which was priced around Rs138 per kg last month, is now at an all-time high of Rs190. Similarly, urad dal, which cost the consumers Rs121 per kg in September, is now hovering between Rs170 to Rs175 a kg.(Bachchan Kumar)
Tur dal which was priced around Rs138 per kg last month, is now at an all-time high of Rs190. Similarly, urad dal, which cost the consumers Rs121 per kg in September, is now hovering between Rs170 to Rs175 a kg.(Bachchan Kumar)
Published on Oct 17, 2015 12:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Prices of pulses rise: Did state govt ignore Centre’s warnings?

The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution and department of consumer affairs issued three circulars in June and July this year to state governments, alerting them about a possible increase in prices of essential commodities, especially vegetables and pulses

Prices of tur dal and udid dal nearly doubled in October compared to the same time last year.(REUTERS)
Prices of tur dal and udid dal nearly doubled in October compared to the same time last year.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 09, 2015 01:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai: Cell phones are the new window for season tickets from Oct

No more waiting in long queues to renew your season tickets. Commuters using the western and central lines in Mumbai can buy or renew season tickets through smart phones from October.

Updated on Sep 24, 2015 05:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai: Retail prices of veggies, fruits skyrocket this festive season

Even as the wholesale prices of most vegetables have reduced compared to last year, their prices in retail markets have increased substantially this festive season.

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Updated on Sep 16, 2015 10:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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