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Five bids received for 13 km ‘missing link’ on Expressway

The MSRDC has received five bids for the ‘missing link’ on the Mumbai- Pune Expressway. The 13.3 km link will be from Khopoli through an interchange to Kusgaon at the Pune- end of the E- way. At present, the narrower old Mumbai- Pune highway merges with the E- way at Khopoli and the merged stretch runs 7.5 km, constricting vehicular ... Read More »

Major boost towards coastal road; BMC chooses firm to build SoBo arm

The coastal road, proposed seven years ago, has received its first major boost towards becoming reality. The BMC administration selected a contractor to construct a portion of the 10 km stretch connecting Marine Drive with the Bandra- Worli Sea Link (BWSL). It will now put the proposal for the civic standing committee’s approval. The total length of the coastal road, ... Read More »

Extra stamp duty and registration charges to hit homebuyers

If one has bought a flat between May 19 to September 19 in 2017, he/ she might have to pay additional stamp duty and registration charges in accordance with the revised ready reckoner (RR) rate. The state government had increased the ready reckoner rate in 2017. However, the decision was opposed by the developers and other stakeholders in the real ... Read More »

How to build your smart home click by click

Building a smart home today is not as intimidating as it initially seemed. It’s easy , especially if you start small, picking and choosing the tech features that best suit your needs means you don’t have to consider it an all-or -nothing ordeal. Here’s how to turn that DIY aspect into easy task: Start with a voice controlled smart speaker ... Read More »

16th century Belapur Fort waits for revamp

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is busy developing mega projects across the city, but seems to have failed to check out its own backyard. Barely three km from Cidco’s head office in Belapur, is more than more than 400- year old Belapur fort. After constant reminders from residents and historians from the city, Cidco finally started the process ... Read More »

Bullet Train Project: Higher Compensation for 6K land losers

Higher compensation is in the offing for the thousands of people who will lose their land to the government of India’s ambitious Ahmedabad- Mumbai bullet train project. Not only compensation, nearly 6,000 landlosers will also get an entitlement card with bank account number and all the items against which they are going to get compensation. A joint measurement survey is ... Read More »

Industrial belt to get better roads as work on Rs. 100 crore projects starts

The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) along the satellite city is set to get a facelift. In an effort to give a boost to the infrastructure in the area, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has started a number of major projects in those areas. The MIDC areas in Navi Mumbai are infamous for bad roads and badly maintained sewage ... Read More »

Green zones to be used for clubs, hotels

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has emerged that the 2,230 hectares of land parcels, which has been freed up and defined as Special Development Zone (SDZ), can also be developed for activities such as beach resorts, hotels, motels, restaurants, health farms, water sports, arts complexes, golf courses, gliding, grass skiing, marinas, jetties and pontoons for docking of boats, and swimming pools. ... Read More »

State clears decks for vertical development in Mumbai

The state government issued a new Development Control and Promotion Regulations (DCPR)- rules that will govern all construction and land use activity in Mumbai- clearing decks for a more vertical development until 2034. The DCPR clears a new Floor Space Index (FSI) regime for the city in the range of 2.5 to 5 plus, allowing maximum buildable rights for commercial ... Read More »

NMMC to extend its mid-day policy with Iskcon

Secondary students studying in NMMC schools will continue to get a nutritious and well- balanced diet started by the education department last year. The civic education department is in the midst of extending its mid- day policy done in association with Iskcon for the next two academic years. The development comes in the wake of the positive outcome rendered by ... Read More »