Maha gains from Justin Bieber’s concert to the high cost of your dream home: Top 5 Mumbai stories

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

mumbai Updated: May 12, 2017 20:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Justin Bieber,deer killed,western express highway

While Mumbaiites shelled out big bucks to attend Canadian popstar Justin Bieber’s concert on Wednesday, many of them seem wary of paying an exorbitant cost for their dream home — as many as 1 lakh apartments in the city remain unsold, says a survey.

Smugglers who were earlier short of funds owing to demonetisation, have ramped up operations once more, said Mumbai airport officials. Meanwhile, the Rs14,000-crore coastal road seems ready to take off this year, which will ensure Mumbaiites of a smooth commute along the western express highway.

1. Deer dies in accident on Mumbai’s western express highway; auto driver injured

An autorickshaw driver hit a deer on the western express highway (WEH) in Goregaon east on Friday. The deer was taken to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) where it succumbed to its injuries.

2. Fancy a smooth, quick ride on Mumbai’s western express highway? It’ll be a reality soon

With the Rs14,000-crore coastal road ready to take off this year, a smooth ride on Mumbai’s western express highway will soon become a reality.

3. Realty bites: Mumbaiites refuse to pay high cost of ‘living’, 1 lakh homes remain unsold

As prices of flats in Mumbai continue to rise, most seem to have put their home dream on hold. The number of unsold apartments, including ready and under-construction houses, in the city now stands at 1lakh, compared to 89,000 three months ago, according to a survey.

4. Justin Bieber’s show gave Maharashtra govt ₹3.4 crore in entertainment tax

The Maharashtra government earned Rs3.40 crore in entertainment tax from Justin Bieber’s concert at DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

5. Demonetisation effect wears off, foreign currency smuggling picks up in Mumbai

Several cases in which currency was seized at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) have led authorities to believe that smugglers have ramped up operations once more, after the cash crunch they faced following demonetisation.

First Published: May 12, 2017 17:22 IST