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The court also pointed out that under the Indian Contract Act, free consent of the parties is a must for a valid contract.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bombay high court says parties to dispute cannot be forced to arbitrate

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni said forcing parties to arbitration would be contrary to the concept defined under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.
HT Image
HT Image

Thane: New Patripool bridge work begins, traffic prohibited at night till August 24

Hindustan Times, Kalyan | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:29 PM IST
The 104-year-old Patripool bridge in Kalyan was dismantled in November 2018 before the MSRDC took up the work of the new bridge
The corporators alleged that Shelke while replying to the committee members said potholes in KDMC area is less compared to the roads under MSRDC.(HT image)
The corporators alleged that Shelke while replying to the committee members said potholes in KDMC area is less compared to the roads under MSRDC.(HT image)

Kalyan civic officials to face action if potholes not repaired

Kalyan | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:19 AM IST
In the standing committee meeting on Wednesday, an argument broke out between KDMC executive engineer Raghuveer Shelke and the corporators over potholes.
According to a recent study conducted by a JP Research India, an organisation specialised in the field of road crashes, most accidents in 2018 were a result of human error; not wearing seatbelts; driver falling asleep and speeding.(HT Photo)
According to a recent study conducted by a JP Research India, an organisation specialised in the field of road crashes, most accidents in 2018 were a result of human error; not wearing seatbelts; driver falling asleep and speeding.(HT Photo)

Strict action on speeding, lane cutting has fatalities on Pune-Mumbai e-way lower than 2018

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 04:07 PM IST
According to statistics shared by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), between January and July in 2019, the total number of accidents reported are 221 as compared to 213 during same period last year.
Ravindra Khadtale, city engineer of TMC, placed the blame on MSRDC. “The road where the accident took place is not our road but MSRDC road.(HT image)
Ravindra Khadtale, city engineer of TMC, placed the blame on MSRDC. “The road where the accident took place is not our road but MSRDC road.(HT image)

Mumbai sees 3rd pothole death in a month; blame game starts

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Megha Pol
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 04:28 AM IST
Following Das’s death, the police arrested the tempo driver for rash and negligent driving. The police case said the accident took place due to an “uneven patch of road.”
File photo of a stretch of mangroves near Juhu-Versova Link road, at Andheri, in Mumbai.(HT File)
File photo of a stretch of mangroves near Juhu-Versova Link road, at Andheri, in Mumbai.(HT File)

Find ways to save mangroves, keep infra projects going: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 01:18 PM IST
The HC was hearing a petition against the cutting down of mangroves in Mumbai for various development projects.
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway was shut for two hours on September 6, 2018, as MSRDC installed an overhead gantry at Shedung Phata.(Ht File)
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway was shut for two hours on September 6, 2018, as MSRDC installed an overhead gantry at Shedung Phata.(Ht File)

Mumbai-bound carriageway of E-way shut for 2 hrs today

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 05:13 AM IST
Heavy vehicles will have to wait on the side until the road is re-opened at 2 pm, a senior officer said.
MSRDC’s chief engineer Shankar Dhote said, “In the original project report, no forest land was involved. Tree-cutting is not taking place on forest land, which is why it is not reflected in the original report.”(HT Photo)
MSRDC’s chief engineer Shankar Dhote said, “In the original project report, no forest land was involved. Tree-cutting is not taking place on forest land, which is why it is not reflected in the original report.”(HT Photo)

Green activists see red over civic body’s plan to cut 311 trees

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 05:05 AM IST
BMC had invited suggestions and objections within seven days of issuing the notices.
Juhu-Koliwada mangroves are at risk from VBSL project(HT Photo)
Juhu-Koliwada mangroves are at risk from VBSL project(HT Photo)

Versova-Bandra sea link: Juhu fisherfolk to pursue case against MSRDC

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Group alleges MSRDC’s actions in contempt of HC order
The Apex Court was hearing a special leave petition filed by Khar resident and environmentalist Zoru Bhathena on March 25.(HT PHOTO)
The Apex Court was hearing a special leave petition filed by Khar resident and environmentalist Zoru Bhathena on March 25.(HT PHOTO)

Mangrove cutting for sea link: SC sends petition back to HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The HC, on February 8, had allowed Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) — the agency implementing the rupees 11,332-crore project — to cut 1,585 mangrove trees on around 3 hectares. It was the final clearance MSRDC required to begin work on the project.
The Bombay high court(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay high court(HT PHOTO)

Bombay HC allows 1,585 mangrove trees to be cut for new sea link from Bandra to Versova

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 12:05 AM IST
he high court’s approval was the final clearance the state body required to begin work on the 11,332-crore Bandra-Versova sea link
According to RTI activist Vivek Velankar, IRB has collected Rs 5,762 crore through toll collection, as per statistics till July 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)
According to RTI activist Vivek Velankar, IRB has collected Rs 5,762 crore through toll collection, as per statistics till July 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune - Mumbai expressway: State’s toll rev plan not adding up for motorists

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 02:45 PM IST
Sontakke said the existing agreement with IRB ends on August 8 after which the state government will float a fresh tender for extending the toll collection till 2030.
The DP of the villages along the 94-km Expressway is being prepared to understand the existing land use, and to understand the potential of land parcels on the Expressway.(HT FILE)
The DP of the villages along the 94-km Expressway is being prepared to understand the existing land use, and to understand the potential of land parcels on the Expressway.(HT FILE)

Printing error in map slows down development along Mumbai-Pune expressway

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 01:01 AM IST
Ahead of December 24 deadline, 71 villages can’t send feedback on Development Plant (DP) that will give them better amenities
File photo of Maharashtra legislative assembly. The state government has appointed consultants to prepare a development plan for six townships along the Mumbai-Nagpur expressway.(HT File)
File photo of Maharashtra legislative assembly. The state government has appointed consultants to prepare a development plan for six townships along the Mumbai-Nagpur expressway.(HT File)

Planning begins for 6 new townships along Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatram, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 11:12 AM IST
The six townships along the Mumbai-Nagpur expressway will come up at locations where farmers have already pooled in their land. Accordingly, it will offer cash and developed annuity-based returns to the farmers, making them partners in the project.
Preparations were underway on Saturday for dismantling of the 104-year-old Patri Pool bridge in Kalyan.(HT photo)
Preparations were underway on Saturday for dismantling of the 104-year-old Patri Pool bridge in Kalyan.(HT photo)
The work of constructing the bridge is likely to begin in a month.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
The work of constructing the bridge is likely to begin in a month.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Kalyan-Shilphata: Brace for traffic jams on Sunday

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2018 01:26 AM IST
The Central Railway (CR) has announced a six-hour block for demolition work of the bridge on Sunday between 9.30am and 3.30am.
Guravali, Uttane, Pitambari and Wadgaon villages junction in Kalyan taluka that will acquired in the Mumbai Nagpur Highway project.(HT File Photo)
Guravali, Uttane, Pitambari and Wadgaon villages junction in Kalyan taluka that will acquired in the Mumbai Nagpur Highway project.(HT File Photo)

Funding for 702km long Mumbai-Nagpur expressway to burden state

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 05:20 AM IST
The state government is pulling out all stops to get the 702km long Mumbai-Nagpur expressway off the ground
A view of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from the Amrutanjan Bridge in Pune(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
A view of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from the Amrutanjan Bridge in Pune(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Mumbai-Pune Expressway toll to continue for another 12 years

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:17 AM IST
130,402 vehicles use the expressway every day and the contractor has so far collected 5,762.77 crore till June 2018
The Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai. The Maharashtra government recently signed an agreement with a consortium to build the 17.17km Versova-Bandra Sea Link from October.(HT FILE)
The Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai. The Maharashtra government recently signed an agreement with a consortium to build the 17.17km Versova-Bandra Sea Link from October.(HT FILE)

Navy drops a bomb, says watch out for ammo during Versova-Bandra sea link work

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:13 AM IST
Tells MSRDC to tread with caution, with earlier instances of missiles, grenades being found on the sea bed
A view of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.(HT File Photo)
A view of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.(HT File Photo)

Traffic troubles ahead as Mumbai-Pune expressway to be shut for two hours on Thursday

Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Vehicles going towards Pune from Mumbai will be diverted via the old Mumbai-Pune highway.
A transport expert said the Bandra-Worli sea link “is a classic example of how the users are not what the government had predicted in their studies. Only cars travel on the sea link, not common man”.(HT FILE)
A transport expert said the Bandra-Worli sea link “is a classic example of how the users are not what the government had predicted in their studies. Only cars travel on the sea link, not common man”.(HT FILE)

Maharashtra government exploring feasibility of building 42-km long Versova-Virar sea link

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Government mulls a connector between west Mumbai and the far-off suburb, orders study to check if project is technically, economically feasible
The first phase of the project started in 2005. MSRDC was to widen the Durgadi bridge till Katai naka in Kalyan on the 15-km Bhiwandi-Kalyan-Shilphata stretch. Around 25 shops will be demolished for the project.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
The first phase of the project started in 2005. MSRDC was to widen the Durgadi bridge till Katai naka in Kalyan on the 15-km Bhiwandi-Kalyan-Shilphata stretch. Around 25 shops will be demolished for the project.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Hurdles galore: MSRDC scraps Kalyan bridge project 12 years after it was proposed

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2018 01:08 AM IST
Locals refuse to give land for six-lane bridge from Kachore Gaon to Kongaon, says agency
Traffic jam on E-way near Khandala in Pune.(HT Photo)
Traffic jam on E-way near Khandala in Pune.(HT Photo)

Mumbai-Pune e-way to get new system to manage traffic, curb deaths

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 12:33 AM IST
Intelligent Traffic Management System will give advance info to drivers, have automated toll, etc
The old Patripool Bridge was built in 1914 and was declared dangerous in 2013 by the railways.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
The old Patripool Bridge was built in 1914 and was declared dangerous in 2013 by the railways.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

Old Patripool bridge near Mumbai unsafe: Experts

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 01:14 AM IST
Study by railways and IIT-B reveals that the British-era bridge in Kalyan is dangerous for all vehicles and pedestrian movement
A senior official of the MSRDC confirmed the development on Tuesday and said that the toll collection will continue till 2045 as the utility needs money to fund the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A senior official of the MSRDC confirmed the development on Tuesday and said that the toll collection will continue till 2045 as the utility needs money to fund the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune-Mumbai expressway toll to continue till 2045, increase in rate every three years

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:44 PM IST
MSRDC officials said that the bids for the project were opened last week and it was found that Afcons Infrastructure and Navyuga Engineering emerged as the lowest bidders for viaducts and tunnels respectively. The estimated cost of the project is 4,797.57 crore.
Like the Bandra-Worli sea link, the Versova-Bandra sea link will also be a cable-stayed bridge.(HT FIle/Representational Image)
Like the Bandra-Worli sea link, the Versova-Bandra sea link will also be a cable-stayed bridge.(HT FIle/Representational Image)

Mumbaiites, your sea link drive from Worli to Versova may cost Rs 300

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 02:39 PM IST
The implementing agency of the project, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is looking at one-way toll charges of Rs210 for a car on the VBSL.
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