Maharashtra: Internet speed at Police stations to be stepped up
The home-department of the Maharashtra Government has decided to invest Rs. 9cr to bump up the internet speed across 1,054 police stations of Maharashtra. The plan is to raise the speed of the internet from 512kbps to 2Mbps. The plan needs to be approved after being presented in the budget on 18th March. Tap in to know what else is making news in Mumbai.
Holi sees substantial decrease in drunk driving
Holi in Mumbai this year witnessed a 31% drop in the number of traffic offences committed by the residents. Till 8 pm Monday, altogether 4,621 traffic offences were reported, down from 6,700 offences registered last year. According to the police, the installation of closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) and speed cameras has made people more aware leading to the decreased traffic nuisances.
AIMIM descends in Mumbai civic polls
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) altogether secured just 2 seats in the Mumbai and Thane civic elections. Waris Pathan, AIMIM's popular leader representing Byculla, wasn't able to get a single corporator elected from his constituency. The dearth of credible candidates, fighting within the party, low morale within the organization and the indifference of its supporters seems to be the reason for AIMIM's downfall.
26 people lost lives to Swine flu in 3 months
16 people in Maharashtra have lost their lives to swine flu in the first twelve days of March, taking the toll of deaths caused by the H1N1 virus to 26. 101 people have tested positive for the virus, including 50 from Pune City and 13 from Pimpri-Chinchwad, 11 from Nashik and 4 each from Kolhapur and Aurangabad.
Minimum temperature dropped by 7 degree Celsius
According to weathermen, due to changes in wind pattern, the city of Mumbai has observed a sudden drop in its minimum temperatures in 2 days. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) at Santacruz registered Monday's minimum temperature at 15.2 degrees Celsius (5.9 degrees below normal). The IMD at Colaba recorded the same at 21 degrees Celsius (1.5 degrees below normal).