QMumbai: CM Hands Over Probe To Crime Branch in Tadvi Case & More

1. CM Fadnavis Hands over Probe to Crime Branch in Tadvi Case

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered the Mumbai Police Crime Branch to probe the death of Dr Payal Tadvi, after her family members met him in Mumbai on Thursday. Tadvi’s family had urged Fadnavis to hand over the probe to either to the Crime Branch or the CBI.

The Agripada police, which was investigating the case till now, handed over the case papers to the Crime Branch in the evening. Crime Branch ACP Netaji Bhopale will now be investigating the case.

(Source: Indian Express)

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2. CSMT Bridge Collapse: Report From VJTI Says Steel Plates Were Corroded

The charge sheet includes a report from VJTI and statements of an assistant engineer and seven witnesses.

The Azad Maidan police on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Himalaya bridge collapse, blaming three Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineers – Anil Patil, executive engineer; SF Kakulte, assistant engineer and Shitalaprasad Kori, retired BMC and former chief engineer – for negligence. The charge sheet includes a report from VJTI and statements of an assistant engineer and seven witnesses. According to the charge sheet, there is evidence to show the inspection was not done.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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3. Vacate Tungareshwar Ashram Peacefully, State Tells Residents

Weeks after the Supreme Court (SC) directed the state to demolish the illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram located inside the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWLS), the forest department has urged the residents and devotees to vacate the premises peacefully.

The forest department has given the residents this option as a precautionary measure as officials fear violent opposition to the demolition drive from the institution’s large number of followers in the Vasai-Virar area.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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4.Mumbai-Pune Train Travel Time cut by 30 Minutes

Passengers travelling between Mumbai and Pune via the Intercity Express will save around 30 minutes from Friday.

Passengers travelling between Mumbai and Pune via the Intercity Express will save around 30 minutes from Friday.

According to the Central Railway (CR), the duration of the journey from Friday has reduced from three hours and 10-20 minutes to two hours and 35-40 minutes. This has been made possible after the CR conducted trials of the express with push-pull technology. In this technology, two engines are attached to the train — one at the front and the other at the rear.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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5. Mumbai’s Metro-3 Runs Behind Schedule

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which is executing the corridor, needs permission to cut trees in Aarey for construction of a car depot for Metro-3.

The Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 corridor is likely to face a further delay.

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which is executing the corridor, needs permission to cut trees in Aarey for construction of a car depot for Metro-3. Their applications, however, are pending with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) tree authority, which has not been functional since October 2018 owing to a Bombay high court (HC) stay.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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