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Central Government to approve 500 km boundary wall for Delhi- Mumbai ride

The train journey between Delhi and Mumbai may soon get smoother with the Central Government approving the construction of a 500 km boundary wall along the railway track between the two cities in a bid to restrict human and cattle interference that often leads to a reduction in speed. Currently, trains on this route can clock up to 130 km ... Read More »

Citizens have a fundamental right to enjoy good roads and footpaths

The Bombay High Court said that citizens have a fundamental right to enjoy good roads and footpaths. The authorities responsibility to ensure that grievances of violations of this right were redressed promptly within a specified time period and communicated to citizens. It directed the Maharashtra government to set up a centralized grievance redressal mechanism and frame a policy to ensure ... Read More »

Owners of multiple flats used as single unit will not disqualify the tax payer from Tax Benefits

The Mumbai bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that investments in multiple flats that are joined together and used as one single residential unit will not disqualify the tax- payer from claiming investment- linked tax benefits. According to the tax laws, a taxpayer is entitled to claim tax benefits in respect of long- term capital gains ... Read More »

Smart surveillance and automations controls to keep sneaky intruders away

The internet of things has made it easier to set up a smart home in which you can remotely control your door locks, lights, themostats, vaccums, lawnmowers, and even pet feeders, using your smartphone and an app. It is also now simple to monitor your home from anywhere. ADT Pulse: ADT Pulse offers everything you could want in a full- ... Read More »

25 lakh online application received under PMAY affordable house scheme.

A whopping 25 lakh people across the state have registered online for affordable houses under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY). Additional chief secretary (Housing) Sanjay Kumar told ToI that as per the PMAY website, 24.9 lakh persons have registered online, while 12.2 lakh applicants were found eligible for a house under the scheme. “We have drafted an ambitious plan ... Read More »

Central Railway to soon go 15-car on fast corridor, plans Rs 900 crore project

Central Railway has drawn up an ambitious Rs 900-crore plan to augment all 12-car rakes to 15-car on the fast corridor. The plan involves increasing platform lengths and procurement of coaches. The plan has been sent to Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC). At present, CR runs 16 15-car services on its fast corridor, but only between CSMT and Kalyan. The ... Read More »

HOVERCRAFT SERVICE set to roll out by Maritime board

Soon avoid the traffic and cruise along the water between south Bombay and Navi Mumbai by paying just half of cab fares . The Maharashtra maritime board is all set to launch a hovercraft service on the route as it’s ready with a global tender . HOVERCRAFT can travel over land or water on a cushion of air provided by ... Read More »

Two flyovers and a subway will make Thane-Belapur Road smoother.

Travel via the congested Thane-Belapur road? Good news, the two flyovers and underpass being constructed on the stretch will be opened to the public in the first week of April. In view of the increasing traffic on this road, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) had asked the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to develop a flyover at the ... Read More »

Rs. 74 Cr tender approved for Taloja CETP modernization.

Taloja common effluent treatment plant that has been facing complaints from local residents of chemical water being released in the creek sans proper treatment. The MIDC has decided to modernize the plant and increase its capacity by 5 million liters per day. A tender worth Rs 74 crore has been approved for it. MIDC will be responsible for the repair ... Read More »

TMC asks housing societies to treat garbage or be ready to get penalized.

Despite several awareness drives and notices , merely 10% residential societies in the city have started treating their garbage in the last three months. More than 90% societies that are still not willing to treat the garbage , will now have to face the music. The TMC has now decided to file cases in the local police station under the ... Read More »