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Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar.(File photo)

Light overnight showers in Mumbai; temperature drops marginally

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:03 AM IST
The weather bureau predicted the possibility of light rain and thundershowers to continue throughout the day on Monday and similar weather conditions on Tuesday as well
Healthcare workers conduct Covid-19 screening at Malad(E) in Mumbai earlier this month.(HT file photo)
Healthcare workers conduct Covid-19 screening at Malad(E) in Mumbai earlier this month.(HT file photo)

Covid-19: MMR’s contribution to Maharashtra’s daily fresh cases increases

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Of the total 3,075 cases on December 7, as many as 1,050 were reported from the MMR (34.14% of the day’s tally)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports 5,965 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally now 1,814,515

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The state’s death toll is now within a touching distance of 47,000 after 75 fatalities took the toll to 46,986
The mangrove area at Mahul-Wadala.(Photo: Vanashakti, SEAP)
The mangrove area at Mahul-Wadala.(Photo: Vanashakti, SEAP)

Maharashtra: Activists flag 10-acre patch devoid of foliage, Mangrove Cell orders probe

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 11:55 PM IST
From September onwards, several mangrove patches in the MMR wore a dry, skeletal look due to defoliating pests that feed mainly on leaves and sometimes mangrove tree barks. New leaves and greener foliage have grown on most of the mangroves except in the Mahul-Wadala area
An official from Mantralaya, the state secretariat, said the app would help passengers to book tickets and decide the time slot they wish to travel.(HT file)
An official from Mantralaya, the state secretariat, said the app would help passengers to book tickets and decide the time slot they wish to travel.(HT file)

Maharashtra plans app, colour coding to control crowd in local trains

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The state government, which had requested Western and Central Railways to allow all commuters, was in turn told by the rail authorities to use technology for crowd control
Supreme Court.(File photo)
Supreme Court.(File photo)

Uncertainty looms over FYJC admissions as SC adjourns Maratha quota hearing

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:12 AM IST
On Tuesday, the apex court adjourned the hearing on the reconsideration petition to the court’s earlier interim order staying the Maratha quota in jobs and education
Western and Central Railways authorities said women passengers do not need to show their identity cards or scan a QR code on their smart phones in their bid to travel by suburban trains.(Praful Gangurde)
Western and Central Railways authorities said women passengers do not need to show their identity cards or scan a QR code on their smart phones in their bid to travel by suburban trains.(Praful Gangurde)

Mumbai: Women commuters allowed train travel in MMR during non-peak hours

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:28 PM IST
They are allowed to travel between 11 am and 3 pm and after 7 pm in a bid to prevent overcrowding in suburban trains amid the Covid-19 outbreak in MMR
Vehicles travel past a commercial building at the Bombay Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai. India’s financial capital saw its biggest power outage in decades because of a grid failure, disrupting transport networks and hitting trading volume in equities and bond markets.(Bloomberg)
Vehicles travel past a commercial building at the Bombay Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai. India’s financial capital saw its biggest power outage in decades because of a grid failure, disrupting transport networks and hitting trading volume in equities and bond markets.(Bloomberg)

Maharashtra State Commission to hold suo motu hearing on Mumbai power outage on Wednesday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:42 PM IST
The rare power outage brought the city to a grinding halt on October 12, delaying suburban train services and crippling work-from-home set up adopted by people amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.
The court has posted the matter for October 19 now.(File photo)
The court has posted the matter for October 19 now.(File photo)

Frame policy on staggered work timings to avoid train crowding: HC tells Maharashtra, railways

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The state has also been asked to inform the court of the measures it proposes to take in the event of a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases that have been predicted in December and January
South Mumbai also recorded an intense spell of rainfall at isolated places and accompanied by a wind speed up to 35 kilometres per hour (kmph).(HT PHOTO)
South Mumbai also recorded an intense spell of rainfall at isolated places and accompanied by a wind speed up to 35 kilometres per hour (kmph).(HT PHOTO)

Overnight thunderstorm leads to heavy rain across Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:43 AM IST
The Santacruz weather observatory, which is representative of suburban Mumbai, recorded 55.8 millimetres (mm) of rainfall
A healthcare worker collects a nasal sample from a policeman in Mumbai.(ANI file)
A healthcare worker collects a nasal sample from a policeman in Mumbai.(ANI file)

Covid-19: In Maharashtra, MMR worst hit with over 434,000 cases recorded since June 3

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 12:47 PM IST
MMR has also recorded maximum cases -- 491,001 -- compared to all the other regions in the state so far
Among the green gems plotted on the map are the Karvi flower that blooms at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (above) once in eight years.(HT photo)
Among the green gems plotted on the map are the Karvi flower that blooms at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (above) once in eight years.(HT photo)

Biodiversity by the Bay: Mumbai’s green gems plotted on a map

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Conceived by Purpose Climate Lab (PCL), the map is part of the Biodiversity by the Bay campaign, run by citizens’ collective, Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic and other partner organisations
Mumbai has already received over 3,000 mm rain this season.(HT Photo)
Mumbai has already received over 3,000 mm rain this season.(HT Photo)

IMD upgrades alert to orange: Possibility of very heavy rain in MMR

Hindustan times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The intensity of rain is likely to reduce for Mumbai and its suburbs from Sunday
Acute labour shortage and monetary crises are cited as the reasons for the slowdoen in real estate sector(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Acute labour shortage and monetary crises are cited as the reasons for the slowdoen in real estate sector(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Realty suffers in MMR as only 40% sites begin work

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The real estate sector has been battered by the slowdown over the past few years and Covid-19 has only aggravated the situation.
Health workers conduct Covid-19 test at a labour camp, in Mumbai’s Matunga(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Health workers conduct Covid-19 test at a labour camp, in Mumbai’s Matunga(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

‘Major relief after 3 months’: Aaditya Thackeray shares good news on Mumbai’s Covid-19 situation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Thackeray, however, said that now is not the time to get complacent but to continue to chase the virus out.
The mistreatment of women in the labour room is fairly common, especially if you’re poor(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The mistreatment of women in the labour room is fairly common, especially if you’re poor(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Women in labour must be treated with dignity

PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted an old problem of the mistreatment of women in the labour room
The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Traffic increases as Maharashtra opens up MMR roads, traffic police to initiate random checks

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Mumbai Traffic Police authorities are conducting random checks on cars after the state government urged Mumbaikars to take out vehicles only for essential services.
Dark clouds over Powai lake in Mumbai, India.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Dark clouds over Powai lake in Mumbai, India.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai receives first spell of pre-monsoon thundershowers

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The showers arrived eight days earlier than last year when the city recorded its first rains on June 9, 2019.
The municipal bodies of Kalyan-Dombilvali, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur issued orders on Tuesday banning their residents to come back home if they travel to Mumbai for work.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The municipal bodies of Kalyan-Dombilvali, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur issued orders on Tuesday banning their residents to come back home if they travel to Mumbai for work.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Don’t return home if you travelled to Mumbai: Civic bodies to residents

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 02:04 PM IST
MMR has nine municipal corporations, including Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan-Dombivali, with an estimated population of 23 million.
A flock of flamingos at Nerul.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A flock of flamingos at Nerul.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

‘25% more flamingos in MMR’

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
After delaying their annual migration to wetlands in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), flamingos are flocking to the city in large numbers.
Waldhuni river in Ambernath turned black on Thursday due to chemical effluents released into the water.(HT Photo)
Waldhuni river in Ambernath turned black on Thursday due to chemical effluents released into the water.(HT Photo)
The report adds that developers continue to dole out freebies for buyers and affordable houses continued to dominate launches in MMR.(Mint File Photo)
The report adds that developers continue to dole out freebies for buyers and affordable houses continued to dominate launches in MMR.(Mint File Photo)

5% drop in sale of homes across Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 10:49 AM IST
2019 report launches up by 7% over 2018; office rentals touch record high.
The number of homes sold in 2019 in MMR fell to 60,943 units during the calendar year of 2019, as compared to 63,893 units in calendar year of 2018, according to the Knight Frank India report.(HT File Photo)
The number of homes sold in 2019 in MMR fell to 60,943 units during the calendar year of 2019, as compared to 63,893 units in calendar year of 2018, according to the Knight Frank India report.(HT File Photo)

Residential sales dropped by 5% in 2019 in Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Hidnustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The sales dropped despite a 7 per cent increase in the number of new launches in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
The loan amount under the severe stress category in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is more than double than that in NCR. (Representational image)(Mint file)
The loan amount under the severe stress category in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is more than double than that in NCR. (Representational image)(Mint file)

Nearly 25% loans given to real estate developers in Mumbai under ‘severe’ stress: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 04:51 PM IST
Of the total $35 billion loan advances given to developers in MMR, nearly $8.7 billion (or 25%) is currently under ‘severe’ stress. Read on to know more..
Khargar(Actual image)
Khargar(Actual image)

Is Kharghar the new Gurugram of Mumbai?

UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 02:51 PM IST
One cannot but compare the startling similarities between an emergent Kharghar, arguably the shifting node for MMR, and Gurugram, which rapidly transformed from a barren ecosystem to a bustling and credible satellite city for residents of NCR.
Debi Goenka, from Conservation Action Trust, an NGO working for environmental causes, said the move will be disastrous for the city.(HT image)
Debi Goenka, from Conservation Action Trust, an NGO working for environmental causes, said the move will be disastrous for the city.(HT image)

How much of Mumbai’s salt pans can be developed? Master plan in the works

Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:02 AM IST
In 2015, the Maharashtra government had asked the MMRDA to prepare a master plan for MMR. Its initial survey of 2016 has revealed that barely 25 acres or 0.5% of the 5,379 acres in the city can be developed.

PM Narendra Modi in Maharashtra highlights- PM Modi lays out new plans for Maharashtra ahead of polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 09:24 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled three Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) projects in the city. Modi was received by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.According to officials, Modi presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for three Metro lines –Metro 10 (Gaimukh-Shivaji Nagar), Metro-11 (Wadala-General Post office), Metro-12 (Kalyan-Taloja) aANInd the Metro Bhavan, the operational and control centre for all metro lines that will be constructed in Aarey. He will also unveil a mock train for Metro-2A (Dahisar -DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the Rs 330 crore broad gauge Metro project of MahaMetro, which will link Nagpur with Wardha, Narkhed, Bhandara and Ramtek. Modi will also release the Brand Vision document of MahaMetro, the nodal agency for several Metro projects in Nagpur, Nashik, etc. Follow highlights here:

Activists have submitted source-wise recommendations for Mumbai’s air pollution action plan to the state, after the Centre twice rejected it.(Photo Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Activists have submitted source-wise recommendations for Mumbai’s air pollution action plan to the state, after the Centre twice rejected it.(Photo Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)

Mumbaiites send suggestions to MPCB to get city’s air pollution action plan passed

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:06 AM IST
With an 80% increase in the concentration of annual average particulate matter 10 (PM10) witnessed over a 12-year period (2007-2018), Mumbai is the most polluted of the country’s three major coastal cities.
Potholes on the western express highway, in Andheri, on Thursday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Potholes on the western express highway, in Andheri, on Thursday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

7 killed in 48 hours of rain fury across MMR

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:11 AM IST
The city received 241.8mm of rain — 206.6mm of it in six hours — on Wednesday, when life was completely thrown off gear, with trains stopping in their tracks for more than 15 hours and roads being jammed for most part of the day.
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