Mumbai: Western Railways fix plastic recycling machines at railway stations

29 Mar 2017 | By Mansi Motwani

Owing to the success of the 'Swachh Bharat Recycle Machine' at Churchgate station, the Western Railways (WR) has broadened its initiative and plans to install 20 more plastic bottle-crushing machines at 10 suburban stations.

In phase 2, the machine was installed at Churchgate, Dadar, Mumbai Central, Andheri, Bandra, Santacruz and Goregaon.

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29 Mar 2017Mumbai: Western Railways fix plastic recycling machines at railway stations

Coastal RoadCoastal road will have 4 interchanges from Marine Drive-Bandra

The proposed 30 kilometres coastal road along the western shore of Mumbai will have several interchanges to enable even motorists travelling shorter distances to use it.

The coastal road from Marine Drive-Bandra is set to have 4 such ramps, at Amarsons garden (Breach Candy), Haji Ali, Worli and Bandra.

The aim of the interchanges is to reduce congestion of traffic in the inside roads.

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BMCBMC to use imported mix for fixing potholes this monsoon

Prior to this monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will be spending Rs. 50 lakh on fixing potholes at 450 crucial spots across the city.

The BMC is planning to import the filling material for these craters from Austria and Israel.

Austrian firm Eco Green Infrastructure Development and Israel's Smartage Products will furnish ingredients worth Rs. 25 lakh each.

Law & OrderPolice stations instructed to deploy at least 13 female cops

All state governments were directed by the Centre to deploy at least 3 female sub-inspectors and 10 lady constables in each police station.

According to data compiled by the Bureau of Police, Research and Development, the state of Maharashtra has the maximum number of female personnel.

21,249 out of the total 1.22 lakh women police personnel are in Maharashtra.

29 Mar 2017Mumbai-Nagpur expressway land will cost Maharashtra Rs.10,000 crore

Following a rejection by farmers to contribute their land for the Mumbai Nagpur Super Expressway, the government of Maharashtra has decided to acquire the same under the Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

Under this act, the state government will have to shell out Rs.10,000 crore for the land.

ClimateMonday second-hottest day in March since 2014

Monday was the second-hottest day that Mumbai witnessed in March since 2014.

The weather station at Santacruz recorded a temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius, which was 5.1 degrees Celsius more than the highest maximum temperature.

The weather station at Colaba recorded a temperature of 33.4 degrees Celsius, still 1.4 degrees Celsius above normal.

Humidity levels stood at 65% at Santacruz and 67% at Colaba.