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Energy saving natural lights installed at Mumbai Central

The western railway has installed energy saving natural tube lights at the main line concourse of the Mumbai Central railway station to keep even poorly lit areas of the station bright during the daytime . The new types of lights are expected to bring down the energy bills besides improving illumination at the station. With the aim of reducing its ... Read More »

Vegetables to be grown in lakes in Thane

In a first-of-its-kind concept, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will adopt the aquaponics to make use of its 33 lakes. Aquaponics is a unique form of agriculture where vegetable are grown without soil. The fish in the water body will help in supplying natural fertilisers to plants. The technique will be used to grow green vegetables organically without using any ... Read More »

Seawoods- Uran railway line just got longer to open in Nov

The wait for the first phase of the Seawoods- Nerul- Uran railway line just got longer. Even though Central Railway (CR) had announced that the first phase would be ready in May, the line will actually be operational in November. With this, the authorities will have missed three deadlines- December 2017, March 31, 2018 and May. Of the 22- km ... Read More »

CIDCO started housing project; can book it online

The City and Industrial Development Corporation has started the housing project and will put them on sale in four months. The bookings will be accepted online like the MHADA pattern. The construction of 12,000 houses for economically weaker sections and lower income group has begun in Taloja. A total of 35% of the houses will be reserved for PMAY benificiaries. ... Read More »

Railway Ministry set to finalize new roadmap

The lifeline of the nation is soon to get a new life , the railway ministry headed by Piyush Goyal is set to finalize an ambitious road map for the department that will set targets and deliverables for every aspect of the massive transport network. The railway ministry may announce the roadmap in a month’s time. RDSO part of railway ... Read More »

Mumbai Central Railway Station installed Energy- saving lights

The Western Railway (WR) installed energy- saving natural tube lights at the mainline concourse of the Mumbai Central Railway station to keep even poorly lit areas of the station bright during the daytime. The new type of lights are expected to bring down the energy bill, besides improving illumination at the station. With the aim of reducing its carbon footprint, ... Read More »

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 »