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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.
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:54 AM IST
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
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.
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 12:40 AM IST
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
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 01:07 AM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:23 AM IST