Mumbai and all that's changing in it

11 Jan 2017
Mumbai and all that's changing in it
  • The space under Lalbaug flyover is set to be revamped to include art installations and other amenities to attract residents.
  • Old custom house is all set for facelift with murals that will depict the changing face of Mumbai.
  • In another news, elections of civic bodies have been announced.
  • To know which police department hasn't paid its electricity bills for a year, tap in!

Pacemaker implanted in premature baby

Hospital
Pacemaker implanted in premature baby
  • A premature baby in Thane, weighing only 1.6 kg, was operated upon for a heart-abnormality and fitted with a pacemaker to ensure her heart keeps beating: her heart is currently the size of a walnut.
  • Her condition was diagnosed in the 2nd trimester; her heart was beating much slower than normal and restricting her growth.
  • The surgery was successful and baby is recuperating well.

Mumbai marathon aims to raise ₹30 crore

Philanthropy
Mumbai marathon aims to raise ₹30 crore
  • The 14th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) will be held on January 15, 2017.
  • This year SCMM expects funds raised for charity for causes such as children, environment, education, health, animal welfare etc. to exceed ₹30 crore.
  • Well-known TV actors, employees of 150 companies including BNP Paribas, Godrej, Kotak Mahindra and key personalities are participating in the event to raise funds.

Under-bridge spaces revamped

Lalbaug
Under-bridge spaces revamped
  • The 2.48 km stretch under Lalbaug flyover, currently in a state of neglect, is set to be beautified.
  • BMC has approved a plan which will include art installations, dry landscape gardens designed in a manner to showcase the area's past and present.
  • Restoration has been inspired by makeover under Matunga flyover which has a garden, walking track and other amenities to attract local residents.

Civic bodies' election dates announced

Elections
Civic bodies' election dates announced
  • JS Saharia, state election commissioner announced dates of elections for 10 municipal corporations, including BMC and 25 district councils' polls including Mumbai, Thane and Pune.
  • Elections across 10 civic corporations are scheduled for February 21 and results will be announced on February 23.
  • Zilla Parishad or district councils' elections are spread over two phases: February 16 and February 21.

Police departments default on paying electricity bills

Navi Mumbai
Police departments default on paying electricity bills
  • Office of Commissioner of Police is one of 7 police department offices in Navi Mumbai that have yet to pay electricity dues.
  • Dues pending for a year currently amount to ₹15 lakh: notices by Maharashtra State electricity have been served on police department offices including that of the police chief.
  • If concerned offices do not pay dues, connections will be disconnected and meters uninstalled.

Old custom house getting a facelift

Fort
Old custom house getting a facelift
  • Old Custom House located in Fort, one of the oldest buildings in Mumbai, is getting a facelift.
  • A mural which captures essence of Mumbai life over the decades will be the main attraction: it will include images of a fisherman, Victorias, black-and-yellow taxi, KalaGhoda, the Bandra-Worli sea-link and more.
  • It will have poems inscribed by poets including Narayan Surve and Atmaram Patil.

Drunk driving kills one

Accident
Drunk driving kills one
  • In a case of drunk driving, a Honda Accord rammed into a container on Eastern Express Highway yesterday morning.
  • The driver and passenger, both men in their mid-20s were returning from a party in Versova and driving towards Ulhasnagar.
  • The car tried to overtake a container but rammed into it instead.
  • Driver survived with minor injuries but his friend in the passenger seat died.