Sajana Nambiar

Sajana is a correspondent for Kalyan and has an experience of about four years covering civic and cultural issues for Thane edition of HT.

Articles by Sajana Nambiar

Closure of Barave dry waste transfer station in Kalyan overburdening Umbarde

The closure of Barave dry waste transfer station in Kalyan for the last one month has led to overburdening on Umbarde waste processing project; this has resulted in dry waste piling up on the streets and remaining uncollected in parts of Kalyan and Dombivli; civic official says Barave station will resume functioning in eight days
The closure of Barave dry waste transfer station (in pic) has overburdened Umbarde waste processing project, resulting in dry waste piling up on the streets and remaining uncollected in some parts of Kalyan and Dombivli. (For representational purposes only) (HT PHOTO)
The closure of Barave dry waste transfer station (in pic) has overburdened Umbarde waste processing project, resulting in dry waste piling up on the streets and remaining uncollected in some parts of Kalyan and Dombivli. (For representational purposes only) (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 13, 2022 07:14 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Old water tank in Dombivli MIDC lying unused for years

Amidst water shortage during the summer in the Dombivli MIDC region, residents have requested the MIDC to utilise its old water storage tank that is lying unused for several years; official says proposal to redevelop water tank is awaiting government sanction
The old water tank in Dombivli MIDC that has been lying unused for years. (HT PHOTO)
The old water tank in Dombivli MIDC that has been lying unused for years. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 13, 2022 07:12 PM IST
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By, Dombivli

Shortage of water: the same old story of 27 villages in Kalyan, Dombivli

Scenes of tankers supplying water, residents carrying bottled water, women walking for long distances in search of water in wells and quarries and women carrying pots of water on their heads are common every summer in the 27 villages in Kalyan and Dombivli
People carrying pots of water on their heads, women walking long distances in search of water, water tankers supplying water and very low pressure on water taps are some of the regular problems the residents of 27 villages in Kalyan and Dombivli face every summer. PRAGUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO (PRAGUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
People carrying pots of water on their heads, women walking long distances in search of water, water tankers supplying water and very low pressure on water taps are some of the regular problems the residents of 27 villages in Kalyan and Dombivli face every summer. PRAGUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO (PRAGUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2022 06:07 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

3 dead and 32 injured in bus accident at Ghonse ghat

Out of the injured, 18 were taken to Mhasla rural hospital and 14 were sent to Mangaon for treatment.
As per the police officials, the bus fell off the road 50 feet deep into the ghat (HT PHOTO)
As per the police officials, the bus fell off the road 50 feet deep into the ghat (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 08, 2022 11:14 PM IST
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Five of family die after water supply cut forces them to wash clothes in quarry

On Sunday, the residents of Deslepada-Sandap village also took the streets complaining about the water shortage
The five members of sarpanch Suresh Gaikwad’s family had gone to wash clothes in the quarry on Saturday (Praful Gangurde)
The five members of sarpanch Suresh Gaikwad’s family had gone to wash clothes in the quarry on Saturday (Praful Gangurde)
Published on May 08, 2022 07:55 PM IST
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Commuters go thirsty as water vending machines at Kalyan railway station not functional

The water vending machines at Kalyan railway station were installed four years ago and benefitted lakhs of commuters, especially during summer; official says that the Company that was looking after these machines was terminated
A water vending machine at Kalyan railway station that is defunct. (HT PHOTO)
A water vending machine at Kalyan railway station that is defunct. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 06, 2022 08:43 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Kalyan resident group organises tankers for water-hit Biwalwadi village

For seventy families struggling with water scarcity in Biwalwadi village, Kasara Ghat, Shahpur Taluka, help from a Kalyan-based resident group came as a major relief; Mi Kalyankar has made provision for regular tankers to be sent to these villagers till June 10; it is looking for a permanent solution to solve the crisis
A water tanker filling the well in Biwalwadi village. Kalyan resident group, Mi Kalyankar has organised three tankers for the water-hit villagers daily. (HT PHOTO)
A water tanker filling the well in Biwalwadi village. Kalyan resident group, Mi Kalyankar has organised three tankers for the water-hit villagers daily. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 06, 2022 07:15 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Ulhasnagar civic body declares 134 buildings as dangerous

The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation has initiated the process of sending notices to these buildings as a part of the precautionary measures before monsoon; UMC has also introduced a toll-free number – 18002331101 – to address the residents’ concerns on dangerous buildings
The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation has listed 134 buildings in its vicinity as dangerous this year following a survey in the city. (For representational purposes only) (HT FILE PHOTO)
The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation has listed 134 buildings in its vicinity as dangerous this year following a survey in the city. (For representational purposes only) (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2022 05:56 PM IST
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By, Ulhasnagar

Bridge in Ambernath taluka to reach old Mumbai-Pune Highway in dangerous state

Bridge at Kakole gaon in Ambernath taluka to reach old Mumbai-Pune Highway is in a dangerous state. Bamboo sticks can be seen placed below the bridge for support; its portions have fallen and its railings are missing too
The Old Bridge in Ambernath taluka that helps to reach the old Mumbai-Pune Highway is in a dangerous state. Bamboo sticks can be seen below the bridge for support. Its portions have fallen and its railings are missing too. (HT PHOTO)
The Old Bridge in Ambernath taluka that helps to reach the old Mumbai-Pune Highway is in a dangerous state. Bamboo sticks can be seen below the bridge for support. Its portions have fallen and its railings are missing too. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 07:33 PM IST
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By, Ambernath

Ulhasnagar civic body urged to join in Waldhuni River cleanliness drive

Waldhuni River Conservation Samiti, an NGO cleaning the Waldhuni River in Ambernath region, has asked the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation to initiate cleaning work of the river that flows in Ulhasnagar region
The representatives of Waldhuni River Conservation Samiti met Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation commissioner and asked the civic body to join the cleanliness drive of the river. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The representatives of Waldhuni River Conservation Samiti met Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation commissioner and asked the civic body to join the cleanliness drive of the river. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 07:13 PM IST
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By, Ulhasnagar

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation mulls providing more cycle tracks to promote cycling

For the first time, the twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli will take steps to make the city friendly for cyclists; the cities till date have only one cycle track; to promote the use of cycle, the civic commissioner has slated a meeting with the cyclist associations to know their requirements and to implement the same under the ‘My City Fit City’ initiative
Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation is planning to provide more cycle tracks in the twin cities to promote cycling. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation is planning to provide more cycle tracks in the twin cities to promote cycling. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Kalyan Dombivli civic body to tackle water woes in its 27 villages

To address the water woes in 27 villages in Kalyan and Dombivli, KDMC has planned to install GPS in water tankers, set up water tanks, tanker-filling points and increase the frequency of tankers; a review meeting was held by the civic commissioner with the water supply department and the ward officers on Thursday
To address the water woes in 27 villages in Kalyan and Dombivli, KDMC has planned to install GPS in water tankers, set up water tanks, tanker-filling points and increase the frequency of tankers. (HT FILE PHOTO)
To address the water woes in 27 villages in Kalyan and Dombivli, KDMC has planned to install GPS in water tankers, set up water tanks, tanker-filling points and increase the frequency of tankers. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 22, 2022 07:11 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Only 1 or 2 Covid cases reported daily in Kalyan Dombivli; no need to worry, says official

The Covid cases in Kalyan Dombivli are under control with only one or two cases reported daily; The KDMC, however, has kept one Covid centre ready in case of a surge in cases
A beneficiary gets his Covid vaccine on Thursday. The Kalyan Dombivli civic body has reported only one or two Covid cases daily and its epidemic officer says there is no need to worry. (PRAFUL GANGUDE/HT PHOTO)
A beneficiary gets his Covid vaccine on Thursday. The Kalyan Dombivli civic body has reported only one or two Covid cases daily and its epidemic officer says there is no need to worry. (PRAFUL GANGUDE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 07:20 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport buses get smarter

The civic transport services in Kalyan-Dombivli have just got smarter. The buses and bus stops of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Transport will be operated under the Integrated Transit Management System
The buses and bus stops of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport will be operated under the Integrated Transit Management System. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The buses and bus stops of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport will be operated under the Integrated Transit Management System. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 07:46 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

78 deaths, 65 injuries reported at Kalyan railway station in first quarter of 2022

In the first three months of 2022, 78 deaths have occurred in Kalyan railway station premises because of various accidents; 65 others have been injured in the same period; of these, 16 railway commuters have died while 27 suffered injuries after falling from moving trains while 40 commuters have also died while trespassing near the Kalyan station premises
Railway commuters at Kalyan station, which is a major junction. As many as 78 deaths and 65 injuries have been reported at Kalyan railway station in the first three months of 2022. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Railway commuters at Kalyan station, which is a major junction. As many as 78 deaths and 65 injuries have been reported at Kalyan railway station in the first three months of 2022. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2022 05:40 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Only 0.01% in 18-45 years jabbed with precautionary vaccination dose against Covid in Kalyan Dombivli

Only 49 people have taken the precautionary vaccination dose against Covid after the paid doses were introduced for the 18-45 years age-group; this is only 0.01% of the targeted 8.32 lakh population in this category
Only 49 people have taken precautionary vaccination dose against Covid in Kalyan Dombivli. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Only 49 people have taken precautionary vaccination dose against Covid in Kalyan Dombivli. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2022 08:46 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Sunday’s slab collapse in Bhiwandi raises concerns over dangerous structures in city

The slab collapse incident in Shanti Nagar locality in Bhiwandi on Sunday that killed a 45-year-old woman and injured two men has again raised the concerns over the dangerous structures in the city and people living in it; over the last four years, 58 persons have died in various building collapse incidents
In Sunday’s slab collapse in Bhiwandi, one woman was killed and two others injured. The incident has again raised concerns over the dangerous structures in the city. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
In Sunday’s slab collapse in Bhiwandi, one woman was killed and two others injured. The incident has again raised concerns over the dangerous structures in the city. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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By, Bhiwandi

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation starts cleaning smaller nullahs in twin cities

Like the big nullahs are cleaned by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation before the monsoon, this time the civic body has also decided to clean all the smaller nullahs and gutters in the city
Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation has already begun cleaning smaller nullahs in the twin cities ahead of monsoon. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation has already begun cleaning smaller nullahs in the twin cities ahead of monsoon. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2022 06:14 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Despite closure notices in Dombivli MIDC, no respite from pollution, claim residents

In the last two years, the MPCB has served closure directions to 93 companies in Dombivwli MIDC vicinity for causing environmental pollution; of the 93 companies that were asked to close for not following norms, 19 of them were shut, 37 are under the process of closure while the rest are under the MPCB’s watch
Despite closure notices in Dombivli MIDC, residents complain that there is no respite from pollution. (For representational purposes only) (HT FILE PHOTO)
Despite closure notices in Dombivli MIDC, residents complain that there is no respite from pollution. (For representational purposes only) (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 05:32 PM IST
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By, Dombivli

Man dead after falling in gap between platform and footboard while alighting from moving train in Kalyan

A 52-year-old man is dead at Kalyan railway station while alighting from an outstation train and falling into the gap between the platform and the footboard on Thursday evening; railway officials say the deceased lost balance while alighting from the moving train
A 52-year-old man is dead after falling in the gap between the platform and footboard while alighting from a moving train at Kalyan station on Thursday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
A 52-year-old man is dead after falling in the gap between the platform and footboard while alighting from a moving train at Kalyan station on Thursday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 05:02 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Commuters’ demand to have Gurawali Station between Titwala and Khadavli rejected by Central Railway

The passenger association’s demand for a new Gurawali Station between Titwala and Khadavli railway stations was rejected by the Central Railway authority, who claimed that the station at the said location was not feasible
Commuters from Gurawali, which is between Titwala and Khadavli stations, have to travel for 30 to 40 minutes to reach Titwala. The demand to have Gurawali Station has been rejected by Central Railway, saying it is not feasible. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Commuters from Gurawali, which is between Titwala and Khadavli stations, have to travel for 30 to 40 minutes to reach Titwala. The demand to have Gurawali Station has been rejected by Central Railway, saying it is not feasible. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 07:24 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

40-year-old bridge to Ulhasnagar station to be rebuilt in six months

A 40-year-old bridge connecting Ulhasnagar railway station and Ulhasnagar 3 would be dismantled and a new bridge with increased height would be built by the municipal corporation in the coming months; the bridge is above Waldhuni River, connecting the railway station and Dharamdas cow stable and is used by pedestrians and motorists
The 40-year-old bridge connecting Ulhasnagar railway station and Ulhasnagar 3 would be rebuilt with an increased height, says the civic body. (HT PHOTO)
The 40-year-old bridge connecting Ulhasnagar railway station and Ulhasnagar 3 would be rebuilt with an increased height, says the civic body. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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By, Ulhasnagar

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation supplies organic fertilizers from wet waste generated in city

Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has started supplying the compost produced out of wet waste in the city limits directly to the farmers. It is utilising the trucks in which vegetables arrive at the APMC market in Kalyan to send the fertilizers
Organic fertilizers packed in bags before being supplied to farmers across the State by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation. The fertilizers are generated from wet waste in the city. (HT PHOTO)
Organic fertilizers packed in bags before being supplied to farmers across the State by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation. The fertilizers are generated from wet waste in the city. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Visually-challenged Patra’s medals open eyes for KDMC to build dedicated playground for disabled sportspersons

The gold medals of 17-year-old visually-challenged Roshni Patra have motivated the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation to develop a dedicated playground with all facilities for disabled sportspersons in the city; Patra represented Kalyan city at the National Para Swimming Championships in Udaipur and won 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle
Visually-challenged Roshni Patra’s (3rd from left) medals open eyes for Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation to build dedicated playground for the disabled sportspersons. In the photo are Roshni with other medal winners from Kalyan-Dombivli. (HT PHOTO)
Visually-challenged Roshni Patra’s (3rd from left) medals open eyes for Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation to build dedicated playground for the disabled sportspersons. In the photo are Roshni with other medal winners from Kalyan-Dombivli. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 07:02 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Commuters demand new station at Datiwali between Kopar and Diva

Commuters residing between Diva and Dombivli have demanded a new Datiwali railway station between Kopar and Diva on the Central line. Over four lakh commuters will benefit from the new station, claimed passenger associations; Railways, however, claimed that there is no new station proposed
While the existing Datiwali halt station is between Diva and Panvel, there is a demand for another Datiwali station between Kopar and Diva stations. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
While the existing Datiwali halt station is between Diva and Panvel, there is a demand for another Datiwali station between Kopar and Diva stations. (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 02, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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By, Thane

Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation adds cycle rickshaws to its fleet to collect waste

In order to ensure that segregated waste is collected from all parts of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation limits, the civic body has hired 25 cycle rickshaws to do the job
A cycle rickshaw used by Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation to collect segregated waste from areas inaccessible by garbage vans. (HT PHOTO)
A cycle rickshaw used by Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation to collect segregated waste from areas inaccessible by garbage vans. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 07:21 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Barave dry waste transfer station in Kalyan catches fire

Barave dry waste transfer station in Kalyan (W) caught fire on Friday morning, leading to a thick smoke cover in the entire premises; residents blamed the waste dumped outside the station as the reason for the fire
The Barave dry waste transfer station in Kalyan (W) caught fire early in the morning on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
The Barave dry waste transfer station in Kalyan (W) caught fire early in the morning on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 04:20 PM IST
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Water bodies in Kalyan look like nullah, not like lake or river, says Waterman of India Rajendra Singh

All the stakeholders are turning our water bodies into a nullah, expressed the Waterman of India, Rajendra Singh, who visited the Kalyan creek on Thursday; Singh said he couldn’t term them as lake or river
Waterman of India, Rajendra Singh (centre), visited the Kalyan creek on Thursday. He said that after observing the water bodies, he found them to be like nullah, not lake or river. He also interacted with school students and NGOs during his visit, which is a part of Virasat Yatra for eco restoration of water bodies. (SAJANA NAMBIAR/HT PHOTO)
Waterman of India, Rajendra Singh (centre), visited the Kalyan creek on Thursday. He said that after observing the water bodies, he found them to be like nullah, not lake or river. He also interacted with school students and NGOs during his visit, which is a part of Virasat Yatra for eco restoration of water bodies. (SAJANA NAMBIAR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 08:28 PM IST
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At least 7,800 children in 12-15 years age group vaccinated against Covid in Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation limits

Around 13% to 14% of the total target population of 55,000 to 60,000 in this age group has been vaccinated against Covid with the first dose in Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation limits
Out of the 55,000 to 60,000 target population in the 12-15 years age group, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation has managed to get at least 7,800 children vaccinated against Covid. (For representational purposes only) (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Out of the 55,000 to 60,000 target population in the 12-15 years age group, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation has managed to get at least 7,800 children vaccinated against Covid. (For representational purposes only) (PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 06:04 PM IST
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By, Kalyan

Commuters highlight lack of progress in Metro line on Badlapur - Ghansoli - Kanjurmarg route

As the work of other Metro lines has commenced, the commuters from Badlapur and Dombivli cities have highlighted the requirement for expediting the implementation of Metro line 14 namely the Badlapur – Ghansoli - Kanjurmarg route; commuters from Badlapur, Ambernath, Kalyan and Dombivli have to either rely on Central and Harbour Railway lines or Roadways to commute to Navi Mumbai or Mumbai
Expediting the work on Metro line 14 along Badlapur – Ghansoli - Kanjurmarg route is the need of the hour, feel the commuters, who have to spend hours commuting by road and suburban trains. (For representational purposes only) (HT FILE PHOTO)
Expediting the work on Metro line 14 along Badlapur – Ghansoli - Kanjurmarg route is the need of the hour, feel the commuters, who have to spend hours commuting by road and suburban trains. (For representational purposes only) (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 10:31 PM IST
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By, Kalyan
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