19 Mumbai suburban railway stations get free Wi-Fi facility
Commuters can now browse the internet as 19 stations on Mumbai suburban rail network are provided with free Wi-Fi facility. "The first Wi-Fi enabled station in the country was Mumbai Central on the Western Railway. As the railway minister understands the demands of the working class commuting on local trains, suburban network was given priority," a railway official said. Tap in for from Mumbai.
Fuel prices drop in different cities across Maharashtra
With the Central government revoking the state specific cess (SSC) on fuel in Maharashtra, motorists will now have to pay less for petrol and diesel. Petrol rates dropped by 67 paisa to Rs. 1.77/litre, while diesel rates dropped by Rs. 1.25 to Rs. 1.66/litre in different cities. Petrol price reduced by Rs. 1.77/litre and diesel Rs. 1.66/litre in Mumbai.
BMC gets nod to make under-sea tunnel
High court appointed committee overseeing the Marine Drive precinct gave its in-principal nod to Rs. 15,000 crore worth coastal road project. The project will start from the Princess Street flyover at Marine Drive with an under-sea tunnel to Priyadarshini Park. The work for the project, which will keep the heritage of the iconic Marine Drive intact, will be kickstarted from December-end.
Mumbai: Cut-offs dip in first merit list of FYJC admissions
The cut-offs in Mumbai colleges dropped in first merit list for admissions to first-year junior college (FYJC). 32, 477 students out of the 2.3 lakh applicants in the general category got admission and 53, 803 got their first preference. 63% students are still left who will their luck in next rounds. Officials, however, said that upcoming cut-offs will be unpredictable.
'Book fairies' leaving books across Mumbai, waiting to be found
People in Mumbai are finding books in the most unexpected places like Nariman Point, Mani Bhavan, thanks to 'book fairies'. Yes, you heard it right! SoBo resident Kadambari Mehta, launched the initiative of sharing books in Mumbai. She's hidden 10 books so far and has dropped hints on social media. Now exploring the city in the company of famous authors will be more fun.
Mumbai connects with Porbander, Kandla under UDAN scheme
Low-cost carrier Spice Jet connecting Porbander and Kandla with Mumbai became the first flight for Mumbai airport under the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme. Under regional connectivity scheme (RCS), which aims to connect metros with non-metros, prices are capped at Rs. 2,500 on 50% seats on an hour-long flight. The price of Porbander-Mumbai flight, which comes under RCS, starts at Rs. 3100.
1993 Mumbai blasts convict Salem's lawyer seeks minimum punishment
1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Abu Salem's lawyer concluded his arguments and sought reduced sentence for Salem saying that his alleged involvement as stated by prosecution was based on circumstantial evidence. He added that Salem couldn't be jailed for over 25 years as per insurance given by Indian government to Portugal while extraditing Salem. Meanwhile, special public prosecutor has sought life imprisonment for Salem.
Maha govt sets aside 250 hectares of forest for airport
After getting Union government's clearance to handover forest-land, Maharashtra government has set aside 250 hectares of forests in Raigad district to City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) for the proposed Navi Mumbai airport project. The airport will be built on 1,160 hectares of land out of which 250 hectares is forest-land. CIDCO offered a green patch of 242 hectares in exchange near Khopoli.