From transplantation of trees cut for Metro to fines for littering at waterfalls: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
Here are the top stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: Aug 03, 2017 16:54 IST
In a boost to the environment, not only will the 200 trees being uprooted for Mumbai Metro be transplanted, but picnickers who litter the city’s waterfalls are liable to be penalised.
Meanwhile, charitable group Food Army sent 84,250 theplas to flood-hit Gujarat residents.
1. Actor Dilip Kumar is stable, being treated for dehydration, say Mumbai doctors
Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, on Wednesday with kidney-related complications, will be shifted to the Intensive Care Unit ICU today. Doctors said that he will stay there for a couple of hours to receive medication through intravenous drip.
2. Mumbai accident victim’s family didn’t rely on police, tracked down accused tanker driver
Three months after a 30-year-old biker died in a road accident in Mumbai, his family members carried out their own investigation into the case, and helped the police arrest the errant tanker driver.
3. Leave trash, alcohol bottles at Mumbai waterfalls, pay fines to Maharashtra government
Maharashtra’s tourism department wants the police to fine picnickers who leave trash around Mumbai’s waterfalls.
4. Mumbai’s ‘food army’ sends 84,250 theplas to flood-hit Gujarat residents
“We just want them to get a good home-cooked meal,” said Rintu Rathod, founder of Food Army, a charitable group in Mumbai. At her flat in Santacruz (West), the number of theplas — a spicy Indian flatbread — vastly outnumber the number of people sorting through them on Wednesday evening. There are 3,371 packets, each containing 25 theplas, to be sent to Gujarat’s flood-hit Banaskantha district. And only 25 people.
5. 200 trees being uprooted for Mumbai Metro to be transplanted on western railway land
As many as 200 trees that will be uprooted during the Metro 3 construction will be replanted on railway-owned land between Mumbai Central and Bandra.