1. 45% Tunnelling Work For Mumbai Metro-3 Completed
The work on Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ), the city’s only fully-underground corridor, is speeding through its underbelly with the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) completing 45% of tunnelling works and nine out of 32 tunnel breakthroughs till March-end. A breakthrough is when a tunnel boring machine manages to bore through the designated route, from one end to the other.
Being built at a cost of ₹23,136 crore, the 33.5-km Metro-3 corridor is expected to ease travelling woes for Mumbaiites by connecting the island city to the western suburbs. The first phase of the corridor — from Aarey to Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) — is likely to be operational by 2021. The second phase is from BKC to Cuffe Parade.
Source: Hindustan Times
2. Raj Dancing At Others’ Weddings: Fadnavis
Slamming Raj Thackeray for his criticism of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said that the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president was dancing at other people’s weddings.
Addressing a poll rally for BJP candidate Pratap Patil Chikhalikar at Nanded, Mr. Fadnavis said that the MNS (abbreviated as ‘manse’ in Marathi) has become “unse” (‘ummedvaar nasleli sena’ - a party devoid of candidates). This comes after the MNS chief, on Friday, criticised Mr. Modi and Mr. Fadnavis at a rally and said while the drought situation in Maharashtra was tense and its regions were fighting for water, the latter conspired to divert the water of Godavari River to Gujarat.
Source: The Hindu
3. 18,000 Eligible Hawkers Yet To Get Pitches
The zonal town vending committees (TVC) of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are yet to assign hawking pitches to more than 18,000 eligible hawkers. If the TVCs, selected over a year ago, fail to complete the process by the end of this year, they will have to conduct the hawkers’ survey again to establish the number of street vendors in the city.
According to the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, the civic body has to conduct a hawkers’ survey every five years.
Source: The Indian Express
4. Woman Booked For Financial Fraud Last Year, Accuses Top Executives Of Baby Products Company Of Sexual Harassment
Two top executives of a baby care products company have been booked for sexually harassing an employee. Based on a complaint lodged by a former employee, the Vakola police last week booked the two employees of Me N Moms Pvt Ltd under sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Section 67A of the Information and Technology Act.
The woman, who has made the allegations, was accused of defrauding the company nine months ago. The company had accused the executive of siphoning off around “Rs 50- 60 lakh”.
Source: Mumbai Mirror
5. IMD Issues Thunderstorm Warning For Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada
Thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and lightning is likely to occur over Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada, including Palghar, Thane and Pune, for some days till April 16, the Indian Meteorological Department has said. Light rainfall, meanwhile, was recorded at Solapur and Satara in Madhya Maharashtra on Saturday, it said.
The IMD issued thunderstorm and lightning alerts for Madhya Maharashtra on April 12, 13 and 15; for Marathwada from April 12 to 15; and Vidarbha on April 11 and 15. It said that there was also a possibility of hailstorm at one or two places.
Source: The Indian Express
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