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From heavy rain to Science express at CSMT: Top five stories from Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss.

mumbai Updated: Jul 18, 2017 17:00 IST
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Heavy rain over the past 24 hours led to traffic snarls across Mumbai on Tuesday. While farmers, who have been protesting against land acquisition for the Mumbai-Nagpur super communication highway will now march against the government on August 10, there seem to be no takers for government’s offer of an interim loan of Rs10,000 for farmers seeking a loan waiver. Mumbai University students can breathe a sigh of relief, as work on correction of answer paper has finally picked up some speed. Also, the informative Science Express Climate Action train is all set to arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) on Wednesday. You can visit the train till Sunday.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Heavy rain leaves Mumbai officegoers stuck in traffic for hours

Heavy rain over the past 24 hours led to traffic snarls across Mumbai on Tuesday. Traffic snarls were reported on the western express highway between Borivli and Malad area. The road was jammed till Jogeshwari. There are traffic snarls from Andheri towards WEH Metro station. Snarls are reported at the start of Jogeshwari-Vikhroli link road.

2. Mumbai-Nagpur highway: Protesting farmers to march to Vidhan Bhavan in August

Farmers, who have been protesting against land acquisition for the ambitious Rs46,000-crore Mumbai-Nagpur super communication highway, will now march against Fadnavis-led government on August 10. The project affected farmers across ten districts have grouped themselves together to form a 35-member led committee to lead the opposition to the highway.

3. Weekend plan? Check out the science express at Mumbai’s CSMT

The informative Science Express Climate Action train is all set to arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) on Wednesday. You can visit the train till Sunday. The train which will be open for public between 10am and 5 pm will be stationed at platform number 10. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is likely to inaugurate the train through video-conferencing.

4. Mumbai University’s paper assessment picks up speed, results expected soon

Almost two weeks after the Maharashtra governor rapped the University of Mumbai (MU) for delay in exam assessments, work on correction of answer paper has picked up some speed. According to figures revealed by MU officials, close to 50% of the answer papers have been evaluated and the university hopes to announce results of some courses within the next few days.

5. Only 3,000 of 36 lakh Maharashtra farmers seek interim loan of ₹10,000

More than five weeks after it announced an interim loan of Rs10,000 to facilitate sowing of kharif crop until the actual waiver is credited in farmers’ accounts, there seem to be no takers for government’s offer. While the government claimed more than 36 lakh farmers were eligible for the interim help, less than 3,000 of them have opted for it.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 17:00 IST