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New trains to increase passenger capacity by 25% on Andheri- Virar slow line soon

Commuters on the Western Railway slow line can now expect less crowded locals between Andheri and Virar in the next few years. The Western Railway (WR) plans to run 15- coach trains on the slow corridor between these stations. Currently, 15- coach trains ply only on the fast corridor and all services on slow corridor have 12 coaches. Railway officials ... Read More »

‘Housing for All’ scheme to be achieved by 2019

“Housing for all” is ambitious project launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More than 2.5 lakh homes in Maharashtra under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana have been sanctioned and construction work for more than 25,800 homes has already started. In the rural sector of the state, the government has assured that they will have 1 crore homes sanctioned by December ... Read More »

Mumbai is now the fourth most polluted mega city in the world

The financial capital of India, which ranked fifth globally as the most polluted mega city in 2016, has now been declared as the fourth most polluted mega city in the world, according to latest data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In an alarming reflection of the city’s air pollution levels, the WHO’s global air pollution database has ranked ... Read More »

14 out of world’s 20 most polluted cities in India

The second largest city of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Kanpur, attained global infamy on Tuesday after the World Health Organisation (WHO) placed it on top of a list of 4,300 world cities monitored for their air pollution levels in the year 2016. Worse still for India, the next 13 cities in the list were also all from here, namely: Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, ... Read More »

Mumbai Metro interchange to lead to extra FSI in nearby localities

Mumbai Metro is slated for an upgrade with interchanges planned between the various proposed lines, at about 10 locations across the city including Andheri and Dahisar. An interchange is a terminal where rail routes cross.Since it will be used by many more commuters, a periphery of the interchange will be planned later by the government. An interchange is a terminal ... Read More »

15-car locals to roll out on slow track in much-congested Virar-Andheri

The railways has decided to introduce 15-car local trains on the slow track between Andheri and Virar to increase the carrying capacity per train to serve some of Mumbai’s densest and fastest-growing suburbs. At present, the Western Railway (WR) slow corridor has 12-car trains, and longer locals are run only on the fast corridor. “The decision has been taken looking at overcrowding in the ... Read More »

Easy to Build Modular Walls and Room Dividers For Home

Soon, homebuyers will have the freedom to pick the size and shape of the rooms in their flats without having to settle for the pigeon-hole design set by the developer.At present, there are specifications for sizes of rooms in apartments, which the Development Control Regulations ( DCR ) 2034, once implemented, will do away with.This willenable greater customisation in consultation ... Read More »

In Mumbai the Gov sets bar low for living standards

The city’s public infrastructure has always failed to keep pace with the demands of a growing population. And with the latest Development Plan—a blueprint for land use over the next two decades—the pattern appears set to continue. Per capita norms prescribed in DP 2018-2034 for amenities in Mumbai like education, healthcare and open spaces fall short of even national standards ... Read More »

Thane-Diva lines to be re ady by March 2019

This April, the work on the additional tracks on the Thane-Diva stretch will enter its tenth year, however, the work is nowhere close to complete, showing how seriously the Indian Railways actually take project deadlines. Tired of the seemingly never-ending delay, commuters have now taken to social media to voice their protest. The work for the fifth and sixth lines ... Read More »

MUTP-III funding talks to start soon

Money matters if Mumbai wants its suburban train network to be expanded further north. Over the past few days, authorities from Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) have been in and out of meetings with the World Bank to take a loan for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-3 (MUTP-3) which is estimated to cost Rs 1,0,947 crore. “The meetings are ongoing ... Read More »