Traffic restrictions and diversions on New Year’s Eve
The Mumbai traffic police have imposed traffic restrictions at several places across the city from 7pm on Tuesday to 6am on Wednesday owing to New Year celebrations.
In south Mumbai, vehicular traffic will be prohibited on the north-bound stretch of NS Road, whereas the road from NCPA to Vinoli Chowpatty will be completely closed to vehicular traffic during this period.
Traffic on NS Road towards CSMT will be diverted from Churchgate station towards Hazarimal Road.
Vehicles will be allowed to pass from Churchgate-Hutatma Chowk-Regal junction to approach the Eastern Freeway from NS Road. To approach JJ flyover from NS Road, vehicles will be allowed on Churchgate -CSMT road.
In Bandra, prohibitions will be imposed at Mount Mary Road, Kane Road and St John Baptist Road. Vehicles will not be allowed to reach Mount Mary Road from Pereira Road.
One-way traffic will be imposed from Mount Mary Road to BJ Road, after which vehicles will not be allowed to go further. Traffic from BJ Road to Pereira Road will be barred.
Only local residents will be allowed to enter St John Baptist Road.
Traffic police have also marked no-parking zones on several roads in Bandra and Colaba.
Alternate parking arrangements have been made at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand and ground near Supari lake.
The district administration observed 'women's issues redressal day' on Friday. “I never thought that I would get possession of my house under Shehri Gareeb Awas Yojna so easily. I have been trying for it for the last 10 months. Thanks to the DM who made it possible,” said Phoolmati Sonkar, one of the women whose issue was dealt with on the day. DM Abhishek Prakash said that on the day around 66 complaints were received.
Mohali: A Mohali court on Friday sent sacked Punjab health minister Dr Vijay Singla to 14-day judicial custody on graft charges. On May 25, Dr Singla, along with his OSD Pardeep Kumar, were arrested on corruption charges after chief minister Bhagwant Mann sacked him as he was accused of demanding a 1% commission in tenders and purchases by his department. Singla's OSD, too, has been remanded to judicial custody till June 10.
The Punjab vigilance bureau has booked 17 persons and 10 firms for misappropriation of panchayat funds received for the acquisition of land in five villages of Patiala district for the Amritsar-Kolkata Integrated Corridor Project. The VB said the accused embezzled compensation amount received for the purchase of over 1,100 acres of land at Akari, Sehra, Sehri, Takhtumajra and Pabra villages, falling under the Ghanaur assembly segment in Rajpura tehsil of the district.
A special vigilance court in Patna on Friday issued a warrant for the arrest of Magadh University vice-chancellor Rajendra Prasad who has been on medical leave after the state's special vigilance unit carried out searches at his office and Gorakhpur residence in connection with a corruption case in November last year.
Lucknow Omaxe City Residents and Allottees Association has filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal pleading against encroachment of water bodies like lakes and natural drains at an alarming pace near the Aurangabad Khalsa area. LORAA has demanded the mapping of ponds and a report on anti-encroachment projects initiated by the government for water conservation. The residents' welfare society has blamed the land mafia for rapidly bridging ponds.