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Centre clears diversion of mangroves for Borivali - Virar railway expansion

The Union environment ministry's regional empowered committee has approved the diversion of 12.78 hectares of mangrove forests for the expansion of railway services in Mumbai. The proposal, which includes the felling of over 2,000 mangroves, has been awaiting clearance for over a year. The project aims to add a fifth and sixth railway line to the Western Railway to ease congestion. The Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation has been instructed to construct animal underpasses to protect wildlife in the area. The project is still awaiting necessary clearances from the Bombay High Court and the state coastal zone management authority.

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Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:54 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

L&T to construct Thane, Virar and Boisar stations of high-speed rail line

The stations will have amenities that include ticketing and waiting areas, a business-class lounge, a nursery, restrooms, smoking rooms, information kiosks, incidental retail centres and a public information and announcement system

New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Aerial view of a bridge constructed by NHSRCL for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI Pic Service)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Man fails to save 11-yr-old son from drowning, rescues neighbour’s children

A man in Mumbai rescued two children but his own son drowned in a dam. The incident occurred when the children ventured into the water to play.

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Updated on Jul 18, 2023 12:40 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

CR to undertake microtunneling work to prevent flooding of tracks

CR has currently taken up work of creating micro tunnelling on Diva-Kalwa, Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg and Sion-Kurla stretches. This is part of their pre-monsoon works which began around March and is likely to finish before June or July this monsoon

Thane, India - July 19, 2021: Thane railway station completed inundated due to incessant rains since morning, in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo ) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 01:07 AM IST
ByShashank Rao

10-second CCTV footage helps cops nab chain snatcher

A man has been arrested for committing six chain-snatchings in Mumbai local trains over the past week. The accused was identified with the help of CCTV footage.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:23 AM IST
ByMegha Sood
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