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From white-and-yellow BEST buses to India’s first ‘book village’: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Apr 27, 2017 16:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Mumbaiites will get not one, but two chances to make their voices heard — BEST officials will ply the transport body’s new white-and-yellow buses on two routes today to gauge their popularity, and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will seek the opinion of college students on issues such as drought and corruption in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, a ‘book village’ will be set up near the neighbouring city of Pune, establishing it as the first-of-its-kind haven for bibliophiles. Mumbai doctors have said moving Egyptian Eman Ahmed to Abu Dhabi will be risky owing to her health problems.

1. Mumbai’s new white BEST buses to ply on Bandra-BKC and CST-Gateway routes from today

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is all set to ply its newly-painted white-and-yellow AC and non-AC buses on two routes starting today, in order to gauge passenger feedback on the new colour scheme, said a BEST official.

2. India’s very own Hay-on-Wye: Book village to come up near Pune

Bhilar, a village near Mahabaleshwar-Panchagani, has been well-known for its strawberry production for decades. From May 4, it will earn another sobriquet – that of a ‘book village’ – making it the first of its kind in India.

3. Silver trader stabbed, robbed of cash, valuables worth ₹2.7 lakh in Mumbai

A silver trader was stabbed and looted of valuables worth Rs2.7 lakh by two robbers in broad daylight at Andheri (West) on Wednesday.


4. Why moving Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi is not a good idea

Transporting Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed — once the world’s heaviest — to Abu Dhabi will only exacerbate her health problems, said bariatric surgeons from Mumbai on Thursday.

5. Youth power: 10,000 college students to join Maharashtra’s fight against corruption, drought

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will hold a brainstorming session with 10,000 college students to discuss issues such as drought, corruption and cleanliness on May 1— celebrated as Maharashtra foundation day.

First Published: Apr 27, 2017 16:54 IST

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