From drama outside Mantralaya to Mumbai police’s new decibel meters: Top five stories from Mumbai
Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss.mumbai Updated: May 02, 2017 17:17 IST
In a series of dramatic events, while farmers protested outside Mantralaya by throwing tur daal and bananas, the Bharatiya Janata Party said that they want Marine Lines station to be renamed Mumbadevi.Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who is still in Mumbai, was cheered on by singers Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonali. After the Sonu Nigam ‘noise’ controversy over azaan, all 91 police stations in Mumbai have been provided with two ‘latest’ decibel meters to look into complaints of noise pollution. Also, if you’re planning to travel by road today, we suggest you wrap up early, as the northbound stretch of the western express highway (WEH) will be shut for traffic from midnight till 5am.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1. Late-night drive in Mumbai? Western express highway will be shut from midnight till 5am
Road travel in Mumbai today? Plan your route carefully, as the northbound stretch of the western express highway (WEH) will be shut for traffic from midnight till 5am. The traffic police have shut the highway from Pathanwadi flyover to the Times of India Flyover. “The stretch is closed as the U girder for the Metro will be placed on Tuesday. We have made arrangements for motorists as one lane on the southbound stretch will be converted into a counter lane for motorists,” said Sanjay Jadhav, deputy commissioner of police, traffic (western suburbs).
2. Drama outside Mantralaya in Mumbai: Farmers protest against Maha govt, throw tur dal, banana
In high drama outside Mantralaya in Mumbai on Tuesday, farmers from across Maharashtra protested against the Maharashtra government’s policies by throwing tur dal and bananas . Their demand: the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party government should buy their tur dal stock from them, as its prices are falling. They also demanded CID probe over alleged scam in procurement of tur from farmers.
3. After Sonu Nigam’s ‘noise’ over azaan, Mumbai police stations get 2 new decibel meters each
After a rap from the Bombay high court and controversy over singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets over “loud azans”, all 91 police stations in Mumbai have been provided with two ‘latest’ decibel meters to look into complaints of noise pollution. The police have also launched Action and Awareness – a special drive to look into noise pollution, mainly from loudspeakers and processions. An inspector-level officer in every police station has been made in charge of the drive, with at least four constables in his team.
4. Eman Ahmed still in Mumbai, singers Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonali cheer her up with music
Even as preparations are on to shift Eman Ahmed, once considered to be the ‘world’s heaviest woman’, from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, singers Roop Kumar Rathod and his wife Sonali reached Saifee Hospital in Mumbai to cheer her up. Hospital sources said the couple sang for the Egyptian woman. Sonali Rathod tweeted about the visit saying, “We saw. We sang. Eman is in pink of health. God bless Eman.”
5. After Oshiwara’s Ram Mandir, BJP wants Marine Lines station to be named after Mumbadevi
After the Maharashtra government’s proposal to rename Elphinstone Road Prabhadevi and naming of Oshiwara as Ram Mandir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants Marine Lines railway station to be renamed Mumbadevi. BJP local MLA Raj Purohit met railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis last week with the demand.Both of them have reportedly agreed to consider the proposal.