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BEST app coming soon to find next bus location

Come 2019, commuters won’t have to suffer long wait for BEST buses or take a crowded bus not knowing when the next one will come. For, the BEST committee on Tuesday cleared a Rs 112 crore contract for an Intelligent Transport Management System. Common centre can view movement of every bus and will instruct driver to slow down if he ... Read More »

Expect 15-car service on WR as platform extension starts

Fifteen-car services on the slow corridor will soon become a reality as Western Railway has floated tenders to appoint a contractor to extend length of platforms between Andheri and Virar stations. As of now, 15-car services ply only on the fast corridor of CR and WR. On the slow corridor, WR runs only 12-car services as some stations do no ... Read More »

Builders will face action if they handover flats without Occupancy Certificate : Devendra Fadnavis

In a move to make developers accountable, the state government has decided to act against builders and architects who give possession of flats to owners without securing a Occupation Certificate (OC) certificate. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Legislative Council that the government along with the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is preparing a policy to tackle the matter. As per ... Read More »

Online boat ride booking at Thane creek in 2 weeks

Bird enthusiasts and nature lovers will be able to book their boat rides for Thane creek online in next Two weeks. The mangrove cell of the forest department is developing a website for booking the rides and it is likely to be ready in the next 10-12 days. Boat rides on the creek started on February 3 and  revelers from ... Read More »

Women auto drivers get separate stand at Panvel

To mark the international women’s Day, the Panvel Regional Traffic Office inaugurated the all-women auto-rickshaw stand, Aboli , at four places in Panvel and Kalmboli. While the RTO has designated three all-women rickshaw stands at Panvel, it has fixed one place at Kalamboli for ease and convenience of women drivers and commuters. The all women auto rickshaw stand has generated ... Read More »

Govt aims to complete 2 Metro lines by 2019 despite poor spending.

Though the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) aims to commission two Metro lines in the city by 2019, the percentage-wise expenditure on these projects is still in single digits, according to the Economic Survey 2017-18. Until October 2017, the planning authority spent Rs124 crore (1.93%) of the Rs6,410 crore estimated for the Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Rs448 crore (7.21%) ... Read More »

Mumbai Ranks 47th in global wealth index report

Mumbai ranks 47 on the “city wealth index” of 314 global cities in the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018 released on Wednesday. India’s financial capital is also among the Top 20 costliest global cities; $1m or Rs 6.5 crore can buy a 990-square-foot house in Mumbai, said the report. Mumbai and Delhi, it added, would be among Top 10 markets ... Read More »

Navi Mumbai Airport first phase likely to be ready by Dec 2019.

The first phase of the Navi Mumbai international Airport (NMIA) which will have a capacity to handle 50 lakh passengers will be operationalised by December 2019. The entire project which is worth rs 16,700 crore, and will take the load off already saturated Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, will be completed in another two-and-half years after the first phase ... Read More »

Mumbai , Delhi world’s best airport : Global passenger survey.

The next time you board a flight from Mumbai, do know you are stepping into the world’s best airport, according to ACI a trade association of 1953 airports in 176 countries. ACI announced its annual airport service quality award on Tuesday and Mumbai tied with Delhi for top position among airports handling over 40 million passenger annually . Beijing and ... Read More »

Shivaji Statue to be built by L&T for rs 2500 crore.

The state government on Thursday finalized a Rs 2,500-crore deal with Larsen & Toubro for building a 210-metre tall Shivaji memorial, pegged as world’s tallest statue, off the Mumbai coast. L&T must complete the project in 36 months. The government has been negotiating the cost with L&T for almost a year. The infra giant, which had emerged as the lowest ... Read More »