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CIDCO speeding work, targeting 2019 for Navi Mumbai International Airport

The next eight month will decide if chief minister Devendra  Fadnavis’s plan to see the maiden flight taking off at the Navi Mumbai international airport by 2019 end can be realized. Already working to tight deadline , Cidco is facing an uphill task of relocating project affected persons (PAPs) and clearing the land by flattening Ulwe hill and diverthing Ulwe ... Read More »

Debit card facility for buying tickets to start soon

Following the slow response via smart cards in Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs), the railway board is planning to make provisions for allowing debit and credit cards to buy local train tickets.  The move is aimed at increasing  flexibility to buying rail tickets. On the  Central  Railway line , around 25% sale of tickets are through the ATVM’s and while ... Read More »

Special team assigned by Maharashtra government to meet the deadline of upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport

Navi Mumbai International Airport is an under construction green field international airport being built at Ulwe Kopar-Panvel in Maharashtra.  It is being developed as the second international airport for the MMR. Maharashtra government has set up a 23 member task force that will work on a war footing to meet all  requriements. According to the state cabinets decision., the state government has ... Read More »

MoEF issues draft proposal permitting development upto 50 m away from coastline

The Central Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has issued a draft proposal with an amendment in the coastal regulations zone (CRZ) notification of 2011, permitting development up to 50 metres away from the coastline against the earlier 50 metres away from the coastline against the earlier 500 metre rule. This decision will pave way for the redevelopment of over ... Read More »

Enjoy a banana boat ride at Juhu beach

This summer, you need not go all the way to go Goa for jet skiing or a banana boat ride, instead you can head straight to Juhu beach. The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) finally started water sports at the Juhu beach. To beat the summer heat in style, one can opt for various joyrides- jet ski, sofa ride, banana ride ... Read More »

Digital payment for Toll charges at National Highways to start soon

No more long queue on tolls, as online payement at tolls is about to introduce. Computers will soon have multiple options of paying user charges on national highway, including through their mobile phones linked to prepaid wallets, credit cards or bank accounts.  This will ensure automatic deduction of the toll amount from their bank accounts to allow seamless travle through ... Read More »

Metro corridors may miss deadline

Easing the city’s south- north and east- west connectivity woes has been a long- awaited and ambitious dream, but inordinate delays have been synonyms with it. Mumbai’s suburban railway system is already running 2.5 times its capacity; the 2,000 km road network for private vehicles is proving to be insufficient for the large populace; and the BEST buses are no ... Read More »

Digitalisation in BMC’s water bill soon. Expected to get bills on email and SMS

In today’s era of Digital Transformation,  Customers want transparency 24/7 with zero bill shock. Billing communication needs to be completely simplified and customer’s bills easier to access, navigate and understand. Customers also want the ability to self-serve and carry out analytics on their bills, usage and devices across all services. The BMC provide digital method will boost revenue and transparency plug manual ... Read More »

Track WR locals trains with DISHA APP

Fed up waiting for delayed trains on western railway? You can now check the expected arrival time of suburban stations on a mobile application. The western railway has upgraded its DISHA app, and added a feature which lets passengers check the expected time of arrival of suburban trains , apart from the catering menu with approved rate list, and live ... Read More »

CST subway to get LED lightings within next three months

The subway right outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) will now get LED lightings on all its four entrances. The new lighting arrangements are to complement the glass roofs which have recently been fitted to the subway entrances. The lighting arrangements and railings are expected to be completed in the next three months. Meanwhile, out of the four entrances, ... Read More »