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08 May 2017

Justin Bieber may take a chopper ride to concert venue

According to a source from the organizers of the Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber may take a chopper to the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on 10th May.

The source said this was being done to avoid Mumbai's "infamous" traffic congestion; a group of 40 bouncers will accompany Bieber.

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Government removes illegal hutments on mangrove land


Government removes illegal hutments on mangrove land

Over 2,000 illegal huts on Mumbai's mangrove land were decimated by the Maharashtra government.

The encroachments were spread across approximately four acres of the mangrove land; they were being removed since two months in suburban Chembur and its surrounding areas.

According to an official, the State Government has already sanctioned Rs. 2crore for constructing fences around mangroves to avoid further encroachment.


Man acquitted for running over child in absence of zebra-crossing

26-year-old Vishal Walmiki was recently acquitted by a magistrate court despite of having run over a boy in October 2012.

The boy in question was attempting to cross the busy road outside NSCI at Haji Ali.

The court acquitted the driver on charges of negligence and rash driving after discovering that the victim was crossing in the absence of a zebra crossing or signal.

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5 Mumbai Metro lines to commence work in December


5 Mumbai Metro lines to commence work in December

Construction on 5 of Mumbai's Metro corridors is likely to begin by December 2017.

The corridors are: DN Nagar-Mankhurd, Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Kasarvadavli, Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan, Swami Samarthnagar-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli and Dahisar East-Mira Road-Bhayander.

These alignments would enhance connectivity across Mumbai's fast-growing suburbs and would be made open to passenger traffic by the year 2022.


Committee formed to examine hike in school fees

In a Government Resolution (GR), the state formed a 11-member committee to study the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act 2011 and recommend solutions to the challenges faced by parents.

The GR mandated that the committee should include 2 representatives each for both parents and schools.

This has been done to address parents' issues against extravagant fees charged by private schools.

08 May 2017

Mumbai's CST and Elphinstone Rd. stations to be renamed

The Central Government on Saturday approved the re-naming of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Elphinstone Road stations.

CST will be renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Elphinstone Road station will now be known as Prabhadevi.

The State Government will soon issue a notification about the same, which will be followed by grand ceremonies for renaming the stations.

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