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From 16,000 affordable homes to an app that makes commuting easier: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Apr 21, 2017 16:54 IST
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Good news for Mumbaiites — while the state government will launch the BDD chawl revamp tomorrow, creating at least 16,000 new homes in the city, a Google Maps application will soon help you find the nearest Metro station on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor.

While Sahara chief Subrata Roy was granted a reprieve after a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him was cancelled, parents of Mumbai school students continued to seek relief from arbitrary fee hikes, saying they should be linked to inflation. Here are our top five picks:

1. Six killed, 10 hurt as minibus crashes into truck in Sangli

Six members of a family, including two children, were killed on the spot when the minibus they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck in Sangli early on Friday. As many as 10 people were hurt. They were admitted to a local hospital.

2. Mumbai commute: Google Maps mobile app to help you avoid traffic on your way to Metro

Want to avoid traffic on your way to the nearest Mumbai Metro station on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor? The Google Maps mobile application will help you do just that.


3. CM to launch Mumbai BDD chawl revamp tomorrow, city to get 16,000 affordable homes

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate an ambitious scheme on Saturday to revamp one of the oldest chawls in central Mumbai under which the state expects to build at least 16,000 affordable houses in the space-starved city.

4. Reprieve for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, Mumbai court cancels non-bailable warrant

A special SEBI court in Mumbai on Friday cancelled a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against Sahara chief Subrata Roy on March 31.


5. 48% parents in Maharashtra want school fee hikes to be linked to inflation: Survey

Around 48% parents of school children in Maharashtra, while 64% across the country feel that increase in school fees should be linked to inflation.Parents across India were surveyed about their views on schools arbitrarily hiking their fees.

First Published: Apr 21, 2017 16:51 IST

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