Tanushree Venkatraman

Tanushree Venkatraman

Tanushree Venkatraman is a Multimedia Correspondent covering civic issues and governance in Mumbai.

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 (HT Representational Picture)
(HT Representational Picture)

Mumbai: 63k crore arrears, MSEDCL warns of cutting power supply

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:50 AM IST
With 63,740 crore arrears pending till the end of December 2020, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has directed all regional offices to recover the dues immediately or cut-off power supply
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Bicycle services for the last mile connectivity at Jagruti Nagar Metro station. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Bicycle services for the last mile connectivity at Jagruti Nagar Metro station. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Public bike-sharing cheapest mode for last-mile in Mumbai: Report

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:23 PM IST
As cycling gains popularity across the world, a recent analysis shows that it could also prove to be the cheapest mode for last-mile connectivity in Mumbai
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The first coach for Metro-2A or the Yellow line will leave Bengaluru on January 23 and reach Mumbai’s Charkop depot on January 27.
The first coach for Metro-2A or the Yellow line will leave Bengaluru on January 23 and reach Mumbai’s Charkop depot on January 27.

Mumbai Metro 2A, 7 may start operations by May, says Maharashtra urban development minister

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Maharashtra urban development minister Eknath Shinde, on Tuesday, said that the government is looking at operationalising two metro lines - Metro 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) by the end of May 2021
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Public bike-sharing facility was launched at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai last year. (HT fle)
Public bike-sharing facility was launched at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai last year. (HT fle)

Public bike-sharing cheapest mode for last-mile connectivity in Mumbai: Survey

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:04 AM IST
The analysis by World Resources Institute (WRI) India shows that while public bike-sharing costs 2 for a five km ride, the same distance costs 5 in a BEST bus and local train (second class), 50 in first class and 20 in Metro
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Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Mumbai Metro-4 coaches: Bombardier lowest bidder, Chinese manufacturer ‘non-responsive’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Canadian company Bombardier has emerged as the lowest bidder for manufacturing 234 coaches for the Metro-4 (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and its extension line 4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh)
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The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on January 6 formed a nine-member committee under state chief secretary Sanjay Kumar to look at alternate plots for building the car shed for Metro-3 and Metro-6. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on January 6 formed a nine-member committee under state chief secretary Sanjay Kumar to look at alternate plots for building the car shed for Metro-3 and Metro-6. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government-appointed panel appointed to suggest alternate Metro car shed visits Aarey and Kanjurmarg

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The nine-member committee appointed by the Maharashtra government to take a call on the Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) and Metro-6 (Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli) car shed, on Monday visited the Aarey and Kanjurmarg plots to look at the proposed sites
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On Saturday, the commissioner inaugurated public bike-sharing service from Versova metro station.
On Saturday, the commissioner inaugurated public bike-sharing service from Versova metro station.

There has been a reluctance to introduce bicycles in Mumbai: MMRDA commissioner

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Hinting at bureaucratic hurdles, metropolitan commissioner RA Rajeev on Saturday said that there has been a lot of reluctance towards introducing cycles in Mumbai
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then Maharashtra state CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the 'Make in India' program, and three Metro lines, on September 7, 2019. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then Maharashtra state CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the 'Make in India' program, and three Metro lines, on September 7, 2019. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

First rake for Metro-2A, 7 unveiled, to reach Mumbai by January-end

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:01 AM IST
The first rake for Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) was unveiled at the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) manufacturing unit in Bengaluru on Friday
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In March, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city, close to 4.5 lakh commuters travelled by Metro-1 on weekdays. (HT FILE)
In March, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city, close to 4.5 lakh commuters travelled by Metro-1 on weekdays. (HT FILE)

Mumbai Metro to extend services from Monday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The trains will be increased from 200 to 230, while timings of first and last services too will be extended
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Soil testing at Juhu beach for proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Soil testing at Juhu beach for proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra cabinet committee gives a go-ahead to Mumbai’s Versova-Virar sea link

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:14 AM IST
In a significant development, cabinet committee on the infrastructure of Maharashtra government on Thursday gave a go-ahead to the 43-km extension to the Versova-Bandra sea link till Virar
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Soil testing at Juhu beach for proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Soil testing at Juhu beach for proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai: Maharashtra government revives Nariman Point-Colaba sea link plan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has revived another decade-old project of a sea bridge connecting Nariman Point to Colaba in south Mumbai
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 (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Fewer vaccine doses, centres needle Maharashtra

By Surendra P Gangan and Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:55 AM IST
Change in Union government strategy sees vaccine centres in state fall from 511 to 358, while city’s booths dip to 50
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A BMC healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a resident at Govandi on Tuesday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A BMC healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a resident at Govandi on Tuesday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Covid-19 recoveries in Maharashtra exceed cases for 2 days in row

PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Meanwhile, Mumbai reported new 473 Covid-19 cases and seven deaths. The city is on the verge of reaching a grim landmark of 300,000 Covid-19 cases, as the tally stood at 299,799 on Tuesday
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Representational image.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Representational image.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Mumbai metro-3 car shed on salt pan plot: Whose land is it anyway?

By Tanushree Venkatraman, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:37 PM IST
  • The Uddhav Thackeray government allotted 102 acres of salt pan land to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for building an integrated car shed in Kanjurmarg, in east-central Mumbai, last year in a decision opposed by the Centre, which claimed ownership.
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(Representational image) The MoUs inked by the Maharashtra government were for setting up mega data centres, steel projects and industrial parks in the state, the report states. (Bloomberg)
(Representational image) The MoUs inked by the Maharashtra government were for setting up mega data centres, steel projects and industrial parks in the state, the report states. (Bloomberg)

At 54,714 crore, Maharashtra topped in inviting fresh investment in October-December 2020: Study

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 12:39 AM IST
With investment worth 54,714 crore, Maharashtra has emerged as the top state to attract fresh investments between October and December 2020, according to a study released on Monday
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The Metro car shed site was moved from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg.(HT PHOTO)
The Metro car shed site was moved from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg.(HT PHOTO)
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The Metro car shed was shifted to a plot in Kanjurmarg but work was halted by the SC.(HT PHOTO)
The Metro car shed was shifted to a plot in Kanjurmarg but work was halted by the SC.(HT PHOTO)
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While the MMRDA was earlier looking at appointing a consultant for undertaking a performance review of Metro-1, it had not stated that it was planning to take over Metro-1.
While the MMRDA was earlier looking at appointing a consultant for undertaking a performance review of Metro-1, it had not stated that it was planning to take over Metro-1.
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Metro Kanjurmarg car shed site.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Metro Kanjurmarg car shed site.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
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Kanjurmarg Metro site.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Kanjurmarg Metro site.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
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Rental bicycles were introduced at Jagruti Nagar Metro station in February 2020 to improve last-mile connectivity. Commuters can rent a bike for ₹2/hour or get weekly and monthly passes for ₹280 and ₹900 respectively.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Rental bicycles were introduced at Jagruti Nagar Metro station in February 2020 to improve last-mile connectivity. Commuters can rent a bike for ₹2/hour or get weekly and monthly passes for ₹280 and ₹900 respectively.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Bike-sharing services to be extended to 3 more Mumbai Metro stations

PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:58 AM IST
A public bike-sharing service that was started at the Jagruti Nagar Metro station will now be extended to three other stations
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The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), which is implementing the 701-km Mumbai-Nagpur expressway, was also hoping to complete 60% of the works by December 2020, however, it’s now looking at completing phase one — between Nagpur and Shirdi — by May 1,2021.(MSRDC FILE)
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), which is implementing the 701-km Mumbai-Nagpur expressway, was also hoping to complete 60% of the works by December 2020, however, it’s now looking at completing phase one — between Nagpur and Shirdi — by May 1,2021.(MSRDC FILE)

Mumbai’s infra dream takes a drastic hit in 2020

UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:14 AM IST
Manufacturing and supply of parts were affected, migrant labourers working on sites started moving to their villages owing to the uncertainty in cities and work came to a standstill
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Healthcare workers screening a resident of Goregaon, on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers screening a resident of Goregaon, on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra sees 3,018 new cases; 43 UK returnees test positive for Covid-19 till Tuesday

UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:31 AM IST
On Tuesday, the state recorded 3,018 new cases taking the total number of cases to 19,25,066. It also recorded 68 deaths taking the tally to 49,373
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Health workers take a swab sample in Malad on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Health workers take a swab sample in Malad on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra records 3,314 new Covid-19 cases, 21 returnees from UK test positive

PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:05 AM IST
Maharashtra recorded fewer than 4,000 Covid-19 cases for the 11th consecutive day on Sunday, amid authorities focussing on fliers who have recently arrived from the United Kingdom (UK), post the discovery of a new strain there.
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The under-construction Metro line at Goregaon (East) is expected to begin trial runs by March 2021.(HT Photo)
The under-construction Metro line at Goregaon (East) is expected to begin trial runs by March 2021.(HT Photo)
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Sanjay Raut.(HT Photo)
Sanjay Raut.(HT Photo)
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The 24.9-km Metro-5 corridor will connect Thane and Kalyan (seen above) via the power loom town of Bhiwandi and will have 17 stations.(HT File)
The 24.9-km Metro-5 corridor will connect Thane and Kalyan (seen above) via the power loom town of Bhiwandi and will have 17 stations.(HT File)

MMRDA seeks Centre’s nod to divert forest land for Mumbai Metro-5 corridor

UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:33 AM IST
MMRDA said 2,349.57 sqm of forest area needs to be diverted in Thane and Bhiwandi
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The Bombay high court had stayed Metro car shed work on Kanjurmarg plot on December 16.(HT FILE)
The Bombay high court had stayed Metro car shed work on Kanjurmarg plot on December 16.(HT FILE)

Mumbai Metro shed: Maharashtra govt may form panel to find right location

UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:25 AM IST
This committee will be the third to study alternatives for the depot for line 3 in the past five years
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On December 16, the Bombay high court stayed the construction of the Metro car shed on a plot in Kanjurmarg following dispute over its ownership.(HT FILE)
On December 16, the Bombay high court stayed the construction of the Metro car shed on a plot in Kanjurmarg following dispute over its ownership.(HT FILE)

BKC plot not feasible for Mumbai Metro shed: Maharashtra govt panel in Jan

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:41 AM IST
Panel looked at splitting depot into Kalina, BKC plots, but warned of challenges of tech feasibility, cost and time overruns
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All of women special trains will also be escorted by three lady police officers(HT PHOTO)
All of women special trains will also be escorted by three lady police officers(HT PHOTO)
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