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From traffic on Mumbai-Goa highway to no hybrid laptops for MLAs:Top five stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:34 IST
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While a tree fall led to a traffic pileup on the Mumbai-Goa expressway, a person died while two others were injured after four vehicles piled up on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli on Friday morning. Even as citizen activists and Twitteratti continue to support RJ Malishka over her criticism of Mumbai civic body, she may have to shell out Rs10,000 for the notice issued by BMC against her for mosquito-breeding at her home in Mumbai’s Bandra. The city’s new airport, planned in Navi Mumbai, will take away 106 hectares or 72 Wankhede stadiums of mangroves in Ulwe, Raigad district. Also, the Maharashtra legislature’s plan to go paperless from the monsoon session starting on Monday seems to have been stuck.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Taking the Mumbai-Goa highway? You may be stuck in traffic for hours

Taking the Mumbai-Goa highway? Be prepared to be stuck in a traffic pile-up for hours, thanks to a tree fall near Vadkhal in Raigad district on Friday morning. According to the police, the heavy rain over the past 48 hours may have led to the tree fall. Vehicles coming from Goa to Mumbai and vice-versa came to a standstill. The police and officials from the local administration cleared the spot.

2. RJ Malishka may have to pay Rs10,000 for ‘mosquito-breeding’ at Mumbai home

Even as citizen activists and Twitteratti continue to support RJ Malishka over her criticism of Mumbai civic body, she may have to shell out Rs10,000 for the notice issued by BMC against her for mosquito-breeding at her home in Mumbai’s Bandra. Under section 381 B of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, a person guilty of mosquito-breeding has to pay a penalty between Rs2,000 and Rs10,000, BMC officials said.

3. Mumbai-Pune expressway pile-up: 1 dead, 2 injured as four vehicles collide

A person died while two others were injured after four vehicles piled up on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli on Friday morning. According to the police, the accident took place on the Pune-Mumbai lane around 6am in the area, around 35km from Panvel city. A container which was coming towards Mumbai first hit a truck near Dheku village.

4. Mumbai’s new airport comes at a cost: 72 Wankhede stadiums of mangroves

The city’s new airport, planned in Navi Mumbai, will take away 106 hectares or 72 Wankhede stadiums of mangroves in Ulwe, Raigad district. While 100 hectares make one square km, the area of Wankhede stadium is 1.48 hectares. Mangroves grow in intertidal zones and play a crucial role in stabilising coastlines. The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) and state mangrove cell conducted a survey to check how much mangrove forest land will be required for the project.

5. Maharashtra MLAs won’t get hybrid laptops this monsoon session

The Maharashtra legislature’s plan to go paperless from the monsoon session starting on Monday seems to have been stuck. With the legislature administration having doubts about whether legislators will be comfortable adopting paperless work culture through hi-tech devices, the plan has been put on hold, at least for this session. Senior officials are hopeful about implementing the plan from the winter session, which is expected to start in December.