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Vashi Auditorium to get renovated for Rs. 13 crore

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has finally decided to renovate the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium in Vashi. The civic body has set aside an amount of Rs. 13 crore for the task. At present, the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium is the only theatre space in whole of Navi Mumbai, Marathi plays, musical evenings and other commercial shows are held here in ... Read More »

Green clearance no longer required for SGNP tunnel

The proposed 13.7 km connector, 4.7 km of which will be through the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), promises to cut down peak- hour travel time between the city’s western and eastern suburbs from over two hours to just 15 minutes, but environmentalists have always been concerned about its effects on a rare green lung of the city. An MoEF ... Read More »

MahaRERA issued a recovery against developer

The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) issued a recovery warrant against a developer to the district collector of Thane. The warrant was issued after the complainant home buyers approached MahaRERA on several occassions, asking them to execute an order related to refund of money, originally passed in November 2017. The amount is close to Rs. 37 lakh and an ... Read More »

Time to get a single card for all modes of transport

While every state government in the past two decades has envisioned making Mumbai world- class or global city, none has been able to create a single authority that would issue a single card for travel on different modes of transport. Mumbai has five modes of transport that are governed by four authorities. The Mumbai Metropolitian Region (MMR) has multiple modes ... Read More »

Ascendas to buy 2 IT parks buildings for Rs. 930 crore

In another high- value Mumbai Metropolitian Region real estate deal, property major Ascendas India Trust is set to buy 1.4 million sqft in two under construction buildings for Rs 930 crore at an information technology park in Navi Mumbai. The deal to buy the buildings in the Aurum Platz IT Park comes just weeks after Essar Group sold its Equinox ... Read More »

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 »