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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 »

19 Suburban stations will have easier access and better amenities

19 suburban stations, many of which were built over a hundred years ago , have been shortlisted for major revamp. The work will be similar to what has been executed at Borivli, Andheri and Ghatkopar , where decks and escalators have been provided. SELECTED STATIONS ARE CENTRAL RAILWAY Main Line – Bhandup,Mulund,Thane,Dombivli,Shahad,Neral,Kasara. Harbour Line- GTB Nagar,Chembur,Govandi. WESTERN RAILWAY Mumbai central,Jogeshwari,Kandivli,Mira ... Read More »

Landowners become hot property to raise PMAY homes

The state housing authority, which is scouting for land to execute the Prime Minister’s flagship scheme of providing affordable homes to the urban poor, is thinking of approaching private landowners and cut them a deal in exchange for plots to raise houses. MHADA has asked all municipal corporations in the state including Mumbai to inform it every time they receive ... Read More »

City’s first waiting center for bus commuters at Rabale.

A new passenger waiting center has been opened at Rabale along Thane Belapur Road. This will bring relief to commuters who have to wait for their bus to arrive while standing under scorching sun or get wet during monsoon shower. Commuters travelling by long distance buses towards Pune, Karnataka and Konkan region are happy over NMMC’s first Public waiting Centre ... Read More »

Monks set up biogas plant to generate electricity

Making the best use of nature, monks living at the Shree Ma Anandmayi Ashram in Thane recently setup a biogas plant with a solar panels to help produce electricity on the seven acre plot. The monks, who also run a school by the same name, believe in recycling everything that nature has to provide them. Apart from the biogas plant, ... Read More »

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 »