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Mahabaleshwar is currently the wettest location in the country this monsoon with over 8,000 mm rainfall in less than four months.(HT image)

MSRDC set to develop New Mahabaleshwar

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:57 AM IST
The state urban development department issued a notification on Friday under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act, 1966, appointing MSRDC as a “special planning authority” to develop the hill station across 52 villages of Jaoli, Patan and Satara tehsils in Satara district.
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Metro-6 is a 14.5km corridor which is currently under construction.(HT image)
Metro-6 is a 14.5km corridor which is currently under construction.(HT image)

After Aarey, MMRDA looks at Wadala for Metro-6 casting yard

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:17 AM IST
Dilip Kawathkar, joint projects director, MMRDA, said, “We were considering Aarey earlier but now we are trying to get land at Wadala.” Kawathkar said MMRDA requires 28,813 square metres of land to set up a casting yard.
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Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a success and the focus will continue in efforts to sustain the behavioural change achieved in sanitation(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a success and the focus will continue in efforts to sustain the behavioural change achieved in sanitation(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

The Green Budget has a vision for a healthier India

By Naina Lal Kidwai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Now, focus on operations and maintenance, with the goal to set a high benchmark in water, sanitation and energy.
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The MMRDA is the special planning authority for BKC. The authority is planning a traffic-management overhaul in BKC.
The MMRDA is the special planning authority for BKC. The authority is planning a traffic-management overhaul in BKC.

MMRDA plans signal-free BKC to unclog biz hub

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:10 AM IST
The BKC, which is a major commercial complex in the city, is very congested. A 2017 study in the G-block of BKC indicates that close to 50,000 vehicles enter the block during peak hours in a day.
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A developer cannot be held responsible for not obtaining an Occupation Certificate (OC) if the process is stalled owing to illegal constructions carried out by occupants, the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission held on Monday. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
A developer cannot be held responsible for not obtaining an Occupation Certificate (OC) if the process is stalled owing to illegal constructions carried out by occupants, the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission held on Monday. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

‘Can’t blame builder if occupant’s illegal construction holds up OC’, says State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The builder’s advocate Baliram Kamble said the builder could not obtain OC as two society members had carried out unauthorised work and alterations.
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The Hariyali lake at Kopri has been revamped in the first phase of the project. It has got promenades, proper railings and fountains in the middle of the lake.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
The Hariyali lake at Kopri has been revamped in the first phase of the project. It has got promenades, proper railings and fountains in the middle of the lake.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)

Cluster scheme pulls down Thane’s ranking in first smart cities survey

By Megha Pol | Hindustan Times, Thane
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2019 12:34 AM IST
Since cluster has urban renewal plans instead of detailed plan report, status was not considered in ranking
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Mumbai emerged as a commercial city because of the port. There are thousands of families whose livelihood depends on the port.(HT FILE)
Mumbai emerged as a commercial city because of the port. There are thousands of families whose livelihood depends on the port.(HT FILE)

Don’t shut Mumbai port, but keep spaces for public

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The MbPT’s draft DP was published at the end of 2018, seeking suggestions and objections from the public before finalising it.
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The MbPT area extends from Sassoon Docks to Wadala.(Hindustan Times)
The MbPT area extends from Sassoon Docks to Wadala.(Hindustan Times)

Mumbai Port Trust releases plan for revamp of eastern waterfront

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:19 AM IST
MbPT releases blueprint to revamp 966ha with parks, themed streets and cafes
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Sources said the PM will head to Pune the same day for the launch of Metro corridors in the neighbouring city.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Sources said the PM will head to Pune the same day for the launch of Metro corridors in the neighbouring city.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone for new Mumbai Metro lines on December 18

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:32 AM IST
Metro 5 and 9 are expected to give a much-needed boost to connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)
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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

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, 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
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It accorded the status to MMRDA by issuing a notification on June 30.(HT File Photo)
It accorded the status to MMRDA by issuing a notification on June 30.(HT File Photo)

MMRDA gets special tag to speed up 5 Mumbai Metro lines

By Ketaki Ghoge | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:16 PM IST
The state government has granted the special planning authority status to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, the nodal authority for implementing Metro projects.
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The move is aimed to fulfill the government’s agenda of Housing For all by 2022.(HT FILE)
The move is aimed to fulfill the government’s agenda of Housing For all by 2022.(HT FILE)

Maharashtra makes Mhada ‘planning authority’ for faster execution

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 01:19 AM IST
This move to make Mhada a nodal agency will result in the speedy redevelopment of 114 Mhada layouts spread across Mumbai and cut down red-tapeism
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A view of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi on January 13, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi on January 13, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

We are being ‘befooled’ by executive, says ‘frustrated’ SC

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 07:24 PM IST
Severely criticising the government, the apex court observed that it had “trusted” the executive, but the authorities do not work. And when the court says something, it is said that there is “judicial overreach and activism”.
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On the occasion of PMRDA completing three years, Bapat highlighted the status reports of various reports undertaken by the PMRDA.(HT Photo)
On the occasion of PMRDA completing three years, Bapat highlighted the status reports of various reports undertaken by the PMRDA.(HT Photo)

PMRDA has transformed Pune in three years, says Girish Bapat

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 03:11 PM IST
From Metro rail to township planning schemes, the PMRDA has been implementing some of the important infrastructure related projects in Pune.
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