From school bus accident to spike in viral infections: Top five stories from Mumbai
Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2017 17:08 IST
Eight students of Madhavrao Rokde Madhyamik School in Goveli, Kalyan suffered injuries in a road accident on Wednesday morning at Dahagaon near Kalyan. After a ceiling slab collapsed at the Manori MLA hostel earlier this year,the Maharashtra legislature has decided to vacate the crumbling hostel in south Mumbai by November 1. In a bid to promote a cashless economy, the Maharashtra government is planning to shift entirely to a cashless transaction system. Mumbaiites woke up owing to thundershowers that lashed the city in the wee hours of Wednesday, viral infections are on a rise in the city, said doctors.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1. 6 students injured after their school bus meets with accident near Mumbai
Eight students of Madhavrao Rokde Madhyamik School in Goveli, Kalyan suffered minor and severe injuries in a road accident on Wednesday morning at Dahagaon near Kalyan. The incident took place when the school bus carrying students collided with a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus at Dahagaon. The Titwala police have arrested the ST bus driver, and are probing the case. The injured students were taken to the nearby Goveli health care center after the accident.
2. Crumbling MLA hostel in south Mumbai to be vacated in six weeks
Maharashtra legislature has decided to vacate the crumbling Manora MLA hostel in south Mumbai by November 1. The administration has found alternative accommodations for the legislators at a complex constructed by public works department in Ghatkopar. The decision was made at meeting chaired by the chairman of the legislative council Ramraje Nimbalkar, and attended by assembly speaker Haribhau Bagade, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and other ministers and officials.
3. Maharashtra to go completely cashless, you will now have to pay all bills, fines, taxes digitally
In a bid to promote a cashless economy, the Maharashtra government is planning to shift entirely to a cashless transaction system. The state government will stop taking cash for all kind of fees, taxes and fines from the citizens soon. Instead, it will accept payments only through digital transactions. In rural areas, it plans to start with BHIM-Aadhaar Pay app and in cities, the existing credit card and other modes of cashless system will be continued.
4. Mumbai sees spike in viral infections, consult a doctor if your flu symptoms persist
Two weeks after Mumbai received record rains, viral infections are on a rise in the city, said doctors. Dr Gautam Bhansali, consultant physician at Bombay Hospital said that he has seen a spurt of dengue cases in the last three weeks. “We have admitted at least 35 patients who had dengue viral infection. However, treatment has largely been symptomatic,” he said. He added that every day, he sees close to 15 cases of viral infection, where patients come with acute sore throat, cough and cold. “We are using antibiotics only in cases where viral infections have lead to secondary bacterial infection,” he said.
5. Mumbaiites woken up by thunder and heavy rains, city records 103.2mm rain in four hours
Mumbaiites woke up owing to thundershowers that lashed the city in the wee hours of Wednesday. The heavy rain and wind started around 2am and stopped by 6am. The weather bureau said that the suburbs received 103.2mm of rain in just four hours. The Colaba station, representative of south Mumbai, received 58.6mm rain during the same period. Heavy rain was also reported at Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Panvel and many other parts of the state between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.