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Mumbai: Heavy rains affect traffic at 38 locations

Traffic authorities said waterlogging was reported from Gol Deul, Sion Road, Gandhi Market near King’s Circle, and Hindmata.
Traffic authorities said waterlogging was reported from Gol Deul, Sion Road, Gandhi Market near King’s Circle, and Hindmata.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Traffic authorities said waterlogging was reported from Gol Deul, Sion Road, Gandhi Market near King’s Circle, and Hindmata.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 03:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySuraj Ojha

Mumbai Police arrest serial chain snatcher accused in 20 cases

The accused who was released on bail three months ago in a similar case, had earlier been booked in around 20 cases of snatchings across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai
The accused was arrested after a four-day hunt.(Representative image)
The accused was arrested after a four-day hunt.(Representative image)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 03:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

BMC’s 177 Cr concrete solution to city’s potholes and bad roads

While concrete roads are often meant to last at least 30-40 years, they are damaged owing to various factors. The official said a contractor is liable for the road during the defect liability period (DLP), but his responsibility ends if the road has to be dug up for any work.
The roads, mostly in Grant Road, Worli, Byculla and Sion, have been picked as they have potholes and bad patches in excess.(HT image)
The roads, mostly in Grant Road, Worli, Byculla and Sion, have been picked as they have potholes and bad patches in excess.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySteffy Thevar

Now, track your bus with BEST’s new app

According to BEST officials, it will help passengers know the estimated arrival time of buses and journey time.
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:10 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByKailash Korde, Mumbai

Rain mayhem in Mumbai: Trees fall, roads submerged

Following a few hours of heavy showers on Saturday, waterlogging was reported in Hindamata, Matunga and Sion, Kurla, Santacruz, Juhu and Ghatkopar.
When very heavy rainfall brought Mumbai to a standstill, logged water in various areas did not recede for over four to five hours, leaving commuters to wade through one- to two-foot-deep water.(HT PHOTO)
When very heavy rainfall brought Mumbai to a standstill, logged water in various areas did not recede for over four to five hours, leaving commuters to wade through one- to two-foot-deep water.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 02:10 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

250-crore repairs on Mumbai’s 134 roads

Along with the roads, the civic body plans to repair side strips and footpaths, and any spoilt underground utility such as sewer lines, water pipelines, or storm water drains.
Along with the roads, the civic body plans to repair side strips and footpaths, and any spoilt underground utility such as sewer lines, water pipelines, or storm water drains(Hindustan Times)
Along with the roads, the civic body plans to repair side strips and footpaths, and any spoilt underground utility such as sewer lines, water pipelines, or storm water drains(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 02:11 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Suburban services on Central Railways back on track after 19 hours

The CR now plans to approach the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to propose the widening of Mithi river, which swelled to dangerous levels on Wednesday, flooding tracks between Kurla-Sion and Chunabhatti stations and crippling services for hours.
Suburban services on the Central Railway (CR) resumed on Thursday morning, after being shut for more than 19 hours since Wednesday amid heavy showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Suburban services on the Central Railway (CR) resumed on Thursday morning, after being shut for more than 19 hours since Wednesday amid heavy showers.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed

Mumbai Rains Highlights: Air force launches chopper to rescue 35 villagers in Thane

Incessant rains has thrown Mumbai out of gear as waterlogged roads and cancelled trains have brought normal life to a halt. Flood alert has been issued in Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur. These areas are still recovering from the impact of the rains from the past week. Santa Cruz has already recorded 173 mm of rainfall overnight. Colaba has recorded over 100 mm of rainfall until now, according to Skymet Weather. Indian Meteorological Department has also said that isolated extremely heavy rainfall will batter Madhya Maharashtra. Waterlogged roads at Sion, Ghodbunder Road, Dombivli has affected residents. Central Railways has cancelled 8 trains and terminated three trains due to waterlogging, boulders on railways tracks and incessant rains. Catch all the major updates here: Follow highlights here:

Updated on Aug 04, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Flights diverted, many stranded at railway stations as rains batter Mumbai

Incessant rains lashed Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Saturday and the India Meteorological Department said more heavy rainfall is expected in the metropolis during the next 24 hours, prompting authorities to declare a holiday in schools and colleges.
Waterlogging due to heavy rains and high tide on Saturday affected movement of trains on Thane and Panvel sections of the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Waterlogging due to heavy rains and high tide on Saturday affected movement of trains on Thane and Panvel sections of the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 04:02 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByAgencies

Angry over torn 10 note, vendor stabs man to death in Mumbai

Siddique gave a torn 10 note to Mahanto, which he refused to accept. The argument soon turned heated, and in a fit of rage, Mahanto took out a knife and stabbed Siddique twice
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 12:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFaisal Tandel

Mumbai’s first 250-m test track functional at Tardeo RTO

Around 4 lakh commercial vehicles registered at the Tardeo RTO, will undergo testing at the new track
The test track at Tardeo is already being used for brake tests.(HT Photo)
The test track at Tardeo is already being used for brake tests.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailash Korde, Mumbai

BEST plans dedicated bus lanes on high-frequency routes

In 2015, BEST had proposed dedicated bus lanes at several stretches in Mumbai but ended up implementing the plan only at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Mahalaxmi railway station-Worli Naka stretch
Experts have long pressed for dedicated bus lanes owing to growing congestion caused by private vehicles and rising infrastructure work on the city’s roads.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Experts have long pressed for dedicated bus lanes owing to growing congestion caused by private vehicles and rising infrastructure work on the city’s roads.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailash Korde, Mumbai

Traffic woes for Mumbaikars may get way worse this monsoon

According to the traffic police, with the closure of the Ghatkopar-Andheri Link Road and the Delisle Bridge, there are few options left for motorists to travel between the eastern and western suburbs
Traffic jam at stretch of Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Traffic jam at stretch of Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 07:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood and Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai

3 arrested for stealing revolver, live rounds

One of the accused confessed that he had taken the revolver in order to scare people in his locality and imitate Bollywood heroes.
According to the police, the three arrested accused have been identified as Jaya Pradeep Sambharkar alias Santosh, 31; Babu Jamalluddin Khan, 35; and Ganesh alias Mama Vaidya, 47.(HT Photo)
According to the police, the three arrested accused have been identified as Jaya Pradeep Sambharkar alias Santosh, 31; Babu Jamalluddin Khan, 35; and Ganesh alias Mama Vaidya, 47.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 05:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai monsoon audit:A spot check of chronic flooding areas

Civic body says it is better prepared this year, has worked on drains, pumps to tackle 178 of 273 flooding-prone spots across the city
Drain construction on at LBS Road.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Drain construction on at LBS Road.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2019 08:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Mumbai: BEST to take loan to repay Rs 561-crore dues to Tata Power

In a notice dated May 14, Tata Power had stated that if BEST failed to repay the dues by May 21, it would divert power supply from the same day for the latter’s consumers
As per Tata Power’s notice, BEST is yet to release payments from December to April.(HT File)
As per Tata Power’s notice, BEST is yet to release payments from December to April.(HT File)
Updated on May 21, 2019 08:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Pump operators on poll duty, Sion may not get water on voting day

All pump operators who release water to these buildings have been sent on polling duty. Ward officials have issued a notice saying residents must stock water for two days, however, maintaining that they have made alternative arrangements.
Residents of more than 2,000 houses in civic body’s buildings in Sion are likely to face a water shortage on April 28 and 29, the latter being the day Mumbai votes.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Residents of more than 2,000 houses in civic body’s buildings in Sion are likely to face a water shortage on April 28 and 29, the latter being the day Mumbai votes.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2019 01:54 AM IST
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BySteffy Thevar

EEH connector to help BKC to Chunabhatti commute to get 3km shorter by July-end

MMRDA is also mulling extending the connector till Wadala
The EEH connector will cut travel time between BKC and Chunabhatti by 30 minutes(HT Photo)
The EEH connector will cut travel time between BKC and Chunabhatti by 30 minutes(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Flyovers to unclog Bandra: Bombay high court nod to raze 14 mangrove trees

The Bombay high court allowed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority to remove 14 mangrove trees along the western express highway in Bandra, paving way for construction of two separate arms that will connect the Bandra-Worli Sea Link to the proposed Kalanagar Flyover.
The Kalanagar junction at Bandra sees more than 12,000 vehicles every hour and the proposed structure would enable motorists from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Sion to access the BWSL directly.(HT File Photo)
The Kalanagar junction at Bandra sees more than 12,000 vehicles every hour and the proposed structure would enable motorists from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Sion to access the BWSL directly.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 01:58 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Bombay high court gives nod to raze 14 mangrove trees for building new flyovers in Bandra

The Kalanagar junction at Bandra sees over 12,000 vehicles every hour and the proposed structure would enable motorists from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Sion to access the BWSL directly
The Kalanagar junction at Bandra
The Kalanagar junction at Bandra
Published on Mar 13, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

1st day, 1st (flop) show: Glitch on Monorail leaves scores stranded

Floral strings from Sunday’s inauguration get entangled in wires
The Monorail was stalled at Wadala due to a cable which got entangled.(HT Photo)
The Monorail was stalled at Wadala due to a cable which got entangled.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 08:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Mumbai civic body to begin work on 8 bridges in need of major repairs

However, the bridge repairs, which will cost 16.91 crore, are not likely to start anytime soon
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 07:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySteffy Thevar, Mumbai

600 Mumbai civic body plot holders may have to pay more to retain the land

After abolition of octroi and withdrawal of money from bank deposits to fund infra projects, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation plans to tap into vacant land tenancy (VLT) plots to make it the next big revenue generation source.
Mumbai, India - June 4, 2018:Clear skyline at Elphinstone in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 4, 2018. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times)(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - June 4, 2018:Clear skyline at Elphinstone in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 4, 2018. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times)(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 07:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySagar Pillai, Mumbai

Undergrad medical courses at private colleges in Maharashtra to cost 25% more

State caps minimum fees at 7 lakh, allows hike for equipment upgrade at institutes
Established in 2004, the FRA is a quasi-judicial body responsible for regulating fees of all unaided private professional colleges in the state.(HT PHOTO)
Established in 2004, the FRA is a quasi-judicial body responsible for regulating fees of all unaided private professional colleges in the state.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Civic hospitals in Mumbai set to get better tech and equipment

BMC will allocate a major part of its upcoming budget towards technological advancements, services and human resources
BMC has prepared a list of 36 necessary medical equipment for 186 dispensaries to ensure basic treatment at primary level.(Photo for representation)
BMC has prepared a list of 36 necessary medical equipment for 186 dispensaries to ensure basic treatment at primary level.(Photo for representation)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Mumbai highway gets toilet with ATM, WiFi, mobile charging points

Called Highway Suvidha, the toilet was built at a cost of 48 lakh and has 10 cubicles, with two separate blocks for the differently abled
The inauguration date for the toilet complex is yet to be decided.
The inauguration date for the toilet complex is yet to be decided.
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySagar Pillai, Mumbai

The arguments against population control laws

India continues to promote various family planning methods to curb population explosion(HT Photo)
India continues to promote various family planning methods to curb population explosion(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj Nair

MHADA lowers cost of flats in Mumbai by 25%-30% after poor sales

Hit by poor sales, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) on Friday announced it will reduce by 25% to 30% the prices of the 1,194 apartments it plans to sell in a lottery draw in the next few months.
(HIndustan Times)
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Published on Oct 13, 2018 12:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaresh Kamath, Mumbai

Housing society in Mumbai’s Sion suspends managing committee members with more than two kids

Three members of the managing committee of a housing society at Sion were suspended after the Registrar of Co-operative Societies said they had violated a law prohibiting people with more than two children from holding the post.
Rahat Plaza in Sion where three committee members were recently suspended for having more than two children. Originally a colonial-era chawl with 87 housing units, it is currently registered as a single society.(HT Photo)
Rahat Plaza in Sion where three committee members were recently suspended for having more than two children. Originally a colonial-era chawl with 87 housing units, it is currently registered as a single society.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

Central Railway to remove heavy wires at 14 locations to ease burden on bridges in Mumbai

The move is part of the audit of 445 bridge structures after the pedestrian portion of Gokhale bridge collapsed onto the tracks at Andheri station on July 3.(HT FILE)
The move is part of the audit of 445 bridge structures after the pedestrian portion of Gokhale bridge collapsed onto the tracks at Andheri station on July 3.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 12:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
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