Mumbai: Railway Police to launch special helpline for reporting crime
The Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mumbai is soon going to set up a special emergency railway helpline to respond to passengers' complaints quickly. Commuters can dial 1512 to directly report thefts, harassment of women, fights, etc. to the nearest officer. Within five minutes, a GRP team will arrive outside the complainant's compartment at the next station. Tap in for more Mumbai news!
Mumbai: Noise pollution during Ganpati immersion higher than last year
NGO Awaaz Foundation found noise pollution in Mumbai on the first day of Ganpati immersion was higher compared to that of the last immersion day in 2016. Awaaz recorded noise levels in 14 locations; the highest level of 116.8 dB was recorded in Dadar near Shiv Sena Bhavan. This comes amid the Bombay HC's hearings on noise pollution petitions and silence zones in Maharashtra.
No silence zones in Mumbai, says Maharashtra Government
A Bombay HC bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka, Riyaz Chagla, and Anoop Mohta will hear the petitions questioning "no silence zones" in Maharashtra. The bench was constituted after the Maharashtra government accused Oka of bias. The government earlier informed a previous bench of Oka and Chagla there were no "silence zones" in Maharashtra; the bench responded Mumbai having no silence zones is unacceptable.
Thousands oppose elevated DN Nagar-Mankhurd Metro line
Opposing the proposed elevated DN Nagar-Mankhurd 2B Metro line in Mumbai, Bandra and Andheri residents formed a committee to demand an underground line. They say the elevated line will disrupt buildings and open spaces in Bandra, Khar, and Santacruz (West) areas and also congest the SV Road. Several citizen groups filed petitions against the proposed elevated line and initiated the "Mumbai Jodo" campaign.
Mumbai businessman Shashikant Shah and family killed in accident
In a tragic incident, 11 members of Shashikant Shah's family from Mumbai's Dombivali were killed in an accident in Tagdi in Gujarat. Shah's family was heading to Jain pilgrimage, Palitana when their jeep collided with a truck. All except Shah's son Jainam, who is currently critical, were killed. Police believe the driver Mohammed Malik fell asleep at the wheel after which he lost control.
Sushma Swaraj inaugurates MEA's Videsh Bhavan in Mumbai
Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, inaugurated "Videsh Bhavan" in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex that integrates all of the Ministry's offices in Maharashtra. She said Videsh Bhavans would be established in all state capitals, but the Mumbai one will be the center. Existing Passport Seva Kendras in Mumbai will continue operating from their locations but under Mumbai Regional Passport Office's administrative jurisdiction.