Infrastructure

Law tribunal takes over rundown Bhandup mall

In a blow to prominent developer HDIL, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has appointed an Administrator to independently run Dreams Mall in Bhandup after a HDIL subsidiary failed to pay property taxes, water and electricity charges for a prolonged period. Located close to Bhandup railway station, and at a prominent location on LBS Road, Dreams The Mall has been falling apart gradually over the...

Phase 2 inaugurated, entire 19.48-km Monorail now ready for commuters

Authorities believe now that the entire line has been inaugurated, it will become a popular mode of transport for commuters. The entire line will open for public use on Monday. Nearly a decade after then Chief Minister Ashok Chavan laid its foundation stone, the 19.48-km-long Mumbai Monorail, connecting Chembur to Jacob Circle, was finally inaugurated on Sunday. Chief Minister Devendra...

Suburban terminus inaugurated at Parel, likely to benefit 2 lakh commuters of Central Railway

“The demand for a suburban railway station at Parel had been pending for many years and a new terminus is being inaugurated after nearly 20 years,” Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. Fulfilling a long-standing demand, the Central Railway (CR) on Sunday inaugurated a new suburban terminus at Parel for local trains to decongest and reduce passenger traffic at Parel...

‘Not even 1% of mangroves notified as reserved forests have been encroached’

With mangroves under threat from infrastructure work and encroachments across the city, N Vasudevan, chief conservator of forests and joint president of the state mangrove committee, elaborates on the conservation efforts, community involvement and ushering a ‘blue-green revolution’ in the coastal belt of Maharashtra, in an interview with Sanjana Bhalerao. What will be the consequences of...

Under way at Dadar TT: Rs.4.5 – crore plan for jogging track, garden, stage

Beautification Aim is to transform 53,538 sqft space under the flyover into an iconic spot like Shivaji Park According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Rs 4.5-crore project will open up nearly 53,538sqft of space under the Dadar TT flyover for the public. A jogging track, garden, seating arrangements, open gymnasium, and better toilets – the space under the Dadar TT flyover is...

Thane gets 2 new flyovers; to unclog city

The flyovers are expected to ease traffic congestion near the two junctions by 20%, said civic officials. The Meenatai Thackeray and Sant Namdeo Chowk flyovers were inaugurated by Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray and local Shiv Sena leaders on Sunday, more than a decade after the proposals were first mooted. The flyovers are expected to ease traffic congestion near the two junctions by 20%, said...

‘Monorail no longer a joyride’

MUMBAI: Railway minister Piyush Goyal and chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday inaugurated phase-2 of the Monorail — extending from Wadala to Jacob Circle — operationalising the entire 19.5-km (Chembur to Jacob Circle) stretch after a delay of eight years. “The Monorail will no longer be a joyride, as now the ridership will increase,” said Fadnavis, flagging off the train at Sant Gadge...

Poll vault: Railway amenities, infrastructure get green light

The Union minister announced a range of amenities, including 180 new escalators, new stations and trains to Alibaug. With an eye on the general elections, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday announced a range of amenities for Mumbai’s train commuters – 180 new escalators; a station, Chikhloli, between Ambernath and Badlapur stations; 28-km line between Kalyan and Murbad in Thane district,...

Boost to bullet train as CZMPs for Navi Mumbai, Thane, Palghar

The Union government has cleared the Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMPs) for Thane, Palghar and Navi Mumbai. The order was issued on February 28 by W Bharat Singh, director Coastal Regulation Zone in the ministry of environment and forests. The clearance, among other things, will ensure that the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project gets speedy go-aheads. The National High Speed Rail Corporation...

30 buildings make way for two Metro stations and three highrises

Girgaum’s two-storey Kranti Nagar chawls, once home to 108 families, stand vacant, waiting to be bulldozed for the underground Colaba-Seepz Metro 3 corridor, cutting through the heart of the city. Nearby, residents of the three-storey Annapurna Niwas are vacating houses. Their structure is the next and last on the list of 30 buildings making way for the Metro route along the crammed 50ft Jagannath...

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