From an app that shows you the nearest toilet to a survey that lets you decide auto fares: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
Mumbaiites got two opportunities to make their voices heard on Monday — the state came up with an online survey to let people decide what the fare of autorickshaws and taxis should be, and students from across Maharashtra helped the chief minister find solutions to 11 of the state’s most pressing problems.
In a boost to the state’s infrastructure, the government plans to build one toilet every 2km and introduce a mobile application that will help you find the nearest one. Meanwhile, police suspect that Shifu Sunkriti leader Sunil Kulkarni may have extorted money from the models who joined his cult.
1. Police probing if Shifu Sunkriti leader Sunil Kulkarni exploited models in Mumbai
Mumbai police have found photographs of models during a search at the house of Shifu Sunkriti cult leader Sunil Kulkarni, who was arrested last month on charges of trafficking and pushing girls into drugs, leading them to believe he may have exploited them.
2. Mumbai taxi, auto fares: Go online, tell Maha govt how much you should be charged till May 15
Feel Mumbai’s taxi and autorickshaw drivers overcharge? Then, just tell the Maharashtra government how much the fare should be.
3. Soon, app that helps you find the nearest toilet: Maharashtra CM nod for actor Akshay Kumar’s idea
Building one toilet every 2km – that is how the Maharashtra government plans to tackle the problem of open defecation. Responding to Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar at the ‘Transform Maharashtra’ conclave held in Worli on Monday, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the state would construct an adequate number of toilets and geo-tag them. This means citizens will soon be able to find the nearest toilet using only a mobile application.
4. Maharashtra CM discusses state’s problems with students, gets innovative ideas from them
On Maharashtra Day, the state hopes to get solutions to some of its critical problems, such as drought and corruption, during a marathon brainstorming sessions at the ‘Transform Maharashtra’ conference at the National Sports Club of India in Worli.
5. Trombay man killed in hit-and-run at Vashi bridge
A 43-year-old man from Cheeta Camp in Trombay died in a hit- and-run accident at Vashi creek bridge, when a speeding car rammed into his bike on Sunday night.