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On Thin Ice! Lack of speed control putting young skaters at risk near Janeshwar Mishra in Lucknow

In response to the child’s untimely death, classes have been suspended for two days across four academies offering skating lessons.

Crossing ahead of Kalindi Park in Vrindavan Yojana (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 10:08 PM IST

Firecracker noise hit 117dB in city

Maximum noise levels of 117 dB were recorded during Diwali celebrations in Mumbai, with noise pollution exceeding legal limits before and after the designated time window for fireworks. The Awaaz Foundation and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board documented the noise levels at various locations in the city.

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Updated on Nov 14, 2023 07:00 AM IST
ByHT corespondent

Height restrictions imposed on new development in Marine Drive precinct

The salient features of the directives for the promenade are -- ban on new permanent construction to preserve the art deco façade, ban on hoardings in the vicinity and mandatory use of pastel colours when the buildings require facelift

Height restrictions imposed on new development in Marine Drive precinct
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 08:48 AM IST

Taraporewala Aquarium ‘unsafe’, fisheries dept shifts to Nariman Point

Mumbai's state fisheries department has moved its headquarters from the Taraporewala Aquarium to Mittal Tower due to concerns over the weakened foundations of the iconic building caused by ongoing work on the Coastal Road project. There are currently no plans to revive the building for tourism or administrative purposes. The future of the building, including whether it will be torn down or restored, is yet to be decided.

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Updated on Aug 22, 2023 12:28 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

SoBo residents write to BMC over colour scheme for Art Deco buildings on Marine Drive

Stressing on the fact that Art Deco buildings were built by some of the country’s first architects practising in independent India, the letter stated that their design principles for the heritage buildings in the immediate surrounding should be maintained so that it honours them.

This photo taken on November 8, 2017 shows the Marine Drive seafront in Mumbai. The seafront is lined with brightly coloured buildings boasting curved corners, stylish balconies and exotic motifs but this isn't Miami's famous Art Deco district -- it's Mumbai. Bombay, as the Indian city was formerly called, is known more for its Victorian Gothic edifices than the sleeker architectural designs that swept Europe and America during the 1920s and '30s. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE / To go with: 'INDIA-ARCHITECTURE-HERITAGE-ARTDECO, FEATURE' by Peter HUTCHISON (AFP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 01:02 AM IST
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