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The Mumbai Development Plan-2034 got approved yesterday.

Time to celebrate? Probably, if one wants to celebrate the end of three-year wait and a real estate development, as under the plan, 3,700-hectares of public and private land will be unlocked.

However, what if we consider BMC's dismal record of project completion, and the fact that salt-pan land will be used?

A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Navi Mumbai's Kopar Khairane MIDC yesterday, leaving two persons grievously injured and another wounded, and gutting five neighboring factories.

Losses have been estimated at crores.

Preliminary probe revealed that the inferno started around 2am after liquid chemicals in Alma Specialty Chemicals factory caught fire following a blast in a chemical reactor's glass column.

Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.

They were too focused on removing the body of Pangati Naidu, who had accidentally fallen off a train roughly 30-minutes prior to their death.