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From India’s first electric taxis to traffic snarls along Metro-3 route: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: May 18, 2017 17:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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While commuting in Nagpur is set to get more eco-friendly as 200 electric taxis will hit the city’s streets next week, Mumbai commuters must brace for traffic snarls as work on the Metro-3 line begins today.

Meanwhile, a Swedish doctor who performed the world’s first successful uterus transplant surgery has warned that the proposed Pune transplant may put the patient at high risk.

1. Rare, protected turtle weighing 85kg rescued from Mumbai suburb

In what can be seen as the second such rescue of a rare and protected reptile from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), a two-and-a-half-year-old female Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia leithii), weighing 85 kgs, was rescued by forest officials and a wildlife rescue team on Monday.

2. First in India: 200 electric taxis to run on Maharashtra’s roads on May 26

Fancy taking a ride around Nagpur in an electric taxi sometime soon? As many as 200 of these taxis — the first of their kind in the country — will hit the city’s streets on May 26.

3. Is the Fadnavis-Thackeray friendship over?

Trouble could be brewing between Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his main ally, the Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray. The two have always been cordial towards each other, whatever the troubles between their parties. The Sena rarely targeted Fadnavis personally even when it pulled no punches taking on the BJP and its top leaders, including prime minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah. For his part, Fadnavis was always mindful of Thackeray’s sensitivities, even when his partymen were not.

4. South Mumbai braces for traffic chaos as Metro-3 work begins. Avoid these routes

Work on Mumbai’s Metro-3 line (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) began today, May 18, and so have restrictions on travel in South Mumbai.

5. India’s 1st womb transplant ‘dangerous escapade of surgical cowboys’, warns doc

A Swedish doctor, who performed the world’s first successful uterus transplant surgery, warned on Thursday the womb transplant being attempted by surgeons at a Pune hospital is with “no proper preparations at all” and will put the patients at a “very high risk”.

First Published: May 18, 2017 17:32 IST