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12 Maha cities shortlisted for liveability study: Navi Mumbai

The housing and urban affairs ministry has formulated a ‘liveability index’ computed through assessment of the quality and standard of life. The index will be set on four pillars, 15 categories for assessment and 79 categories to arrive at a composite measure that like air quality index will indicate the liveability standard of the city. The index, computed after a ... Read More »

Palava City Dombivali- India’s no. 1 City to live in by JLL (jones Lang Lasalle)

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India’s first greenfield integrated smart city, Lodha Group’s Palava City Dombivali has been ranked as the No.1 emerging city of India by Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) proprietary research report. The report scrutinised the performance of 10 emerging cities/townships for its city administration practices, sustainability, and overall livability quotient. The report studied the performance of as many as 10 emerging cities and ... Read More »

Over 2.20L PMAY homes to be built in the state after Centre’s nod.

The state government last week got a nod from the central government for the construction of 10,600 more homes under the ambitious Pradahn Mantri Awas Yojna(PMAY) bringing the total number of homes approved in the state to close to 2.20 Lakh.However this figure does not match the applications of more than 22 Lacs that the government had received under the ... Read More »

Relief of 19% in civic tax to Thankekars

Not only have Thanekars been spared a tax hike this year but they will also pay 19 percent less tax on water sewerage and road after thane’s guardian minister Eknath Shinde requested the Thane Municipal Corporation to reduce tax burden on Thanekars. According to the 2017-18 TMC budget , Thanekars were to pay 34 per cent water and sewerage benefit ... Read More »

Homes up to 700 sq ft likely to be exempted from property tax

In a bid to compete with Shiv Sena, that rules the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Manoj Kotak, a BJP corporator has moved a notice of motion to waive off property tax for tenements measuring up to 700 sq ft in the city. The proposal will come up for discussion during the civic body’s general body meeting on April 10. Kotak ... Read More »

Harbour,Central line likely to speed up by 24 new Bombardier rakes.

The Central Railway (CR) is getting 24 brand new Bombardier rakes of which some will run on the Harbour line. The new rakes are likely to improve the speed of the local trains and will be better and airy as well. We have already procured 15 rakes and others will join the fleet soon. These trains have good acceleration and ... Read More »

Metro project to meet May deadline

The Navi Mumbai Metro project has been divided into four phases. The first phase starts from Belapur and ends at Pendhar near Taloja. The increasing population in the satellite city and a need to establish connectivity in residential areas made the authorities think of an alternative means of transport. The task of feasibility study was entrusted to Delhi Metro Rail ... Read More »

Platform cars have been reintroduced after a two year break at CSMT

The cars will be available on first come, first serve basis unless seats are booked beforehand. Tickets will be costing Rs. 40 per head. Cars benefit will be to differently- abled persons, the elderly and medical students. The Battery operated cars (BOCs) have drivers experienced in maneuvering through narrow spaces. Thus, they wouldn’t find it difficult negotiating crowds and hurdles ... Read More »

New home solution introduces warm lights with voice support

Smart speakers may be useful for our daily lives, but in terms of decor, they are like cylindrical paperweights that you probably keep in corner. For those looking for a speaker that wont stick out like a sore thumb, the addition lamp speaker an LED lamp equipped with speaker and Alexa support – could be amazon fashionable alternative to the ... Read More »

Government lifts ban on plastic bottles , but with riders.

In a relief to people, the government has decided to lift the plastic ban on small PET and PETE bottles with capacity of less than half litre. However, it has made installation of vending and crushing machines necessary at starred hotels, malls, tourist places and public places across the state. This means that all starred hotels will have to install ... Read More »