QMumbai: Fire Breaks out in Ambernath; WR to Get 39 New Bridges

1. Massive Fire Breaks out in Chemical Factory in Ambernath; Four Injured

A fire broke out at a factory in Ambernath.

A major fire broke out in a chemical factory between Ambernath and Badlapur Railway station. The incident occurred at around 3 pm in the afternoon. Soon after the fire took place, the traffic on Down line was stopped from 3.53 hours beyond Ambernath due to heavy smoke as a precautionary measure but after some time the serviced resumed. The fire that broke is not so far but just 500 meters away from the railway station.

According to the sources, four people are injured due to the fire and as a precautionary measure Central Railway halted train services in the area as its tracks are about 100 metres away from the site of incident.

(Source: Mid-day)

2. Western Railway to Build 39 Bridges by March Next Year

The Western Railway will construct new foot overbridges by 2019.

The Western Railway (WR) is set to undertake the construction of 75 foot overbridges, with 50 per cent of them likely to be commissioned by March 2019.

Speaking to the media on WR’s 67th Foundation Day on Monday General Manager A K Gupta said: “We have already constructed 10 bridges, of which two will be commissioned (opened for the public) by December 31. We aim to build 39 bridges by March 2019.” The remaining bridges are likely to be ready by 2020, he said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai on Hovercraft in 30 Minutes From February Next Year

Gateway of India in Mumbai. 

If all goes to plan, Mumbaiites may be able to take a ferry to Navi Mumbai by February next year. A private firm will start the service between Gateway of India and Nerul and is currently in the process of procuring hovercrafts from Russia, said the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB).

The water transport project on the city’s eastern front is being executed by the MMB. The service is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities from two hours to 30 minutes.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Even After 8 Years, MHADA Building Residents yet to Get Back Flats

About 200 residents of a Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) building in Vartak Nagar area, most of whom are senior citizens, are on the verge of becoming homeless, as even after eight years of the building going into redevelopment, they are yet to get possession of their flats. In protest against this, the residents have been staging a hunger strike in the area for the past five days.

According to sources, in 2010, the residents of Siddhivinayak building had entered into a deal with builder Rajesh Muthha, who had promised to redevelop the structure within two years and give them possession of their homes. Though he has finished reconstruction work, it's not possible for people to reside at the premises, as Muthha does not have an Occupation Certificate (OC) for the building.

(Source: Mid-day)

5. Bridge Hotel Shuts After BMC Checks in With a Notice

A day before its opening ceremony, a 17-room hotel controversially built on the side of the Wadala bridge downed shutters on Monday after the city administration ordered the owners not to undertake any business operations there.

The BMC’s directive came a few hours after Mirror reported how Hotel Wadala Garden Inn’s glass entrance had been constructed right on Nana Fadnavis bridge’s pavement. The hotel’s front portion itself appears to hug the bridge, which connects Wadala East with West. The construction has left residents in disbelief — “how can a hotel come up on a bridge?” — and reignited anger over encroachments near and on the bridge.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

6. Twenty Fall Ill After Eating at Wedding Reception in Mumbai

Twenty people took ill after consuming food at a wedding reception in Kherwadi, Bandra (East) on Sunday. While all the 20 guests were rushed to the civic-run VN Desai hospital post-midnight, 11 of them, including three children, had to be admitted. Doctors at the hospital said all the patients are in stable condition now.

A senior police officer from Kherwadi police station told HT that there is no complaint filed yet. “The caterers are the groom’s friends, so they didn’t want to file a complaint,” another official added. Rajshree Jadhav, the medical superintendent of the hospital, said that all the patients admitted will be discharged soon.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Man Held for Beating up Ola Driver Dies

Representational image of Ola cabs.

Ashok Sharma was diabetic; while in judicial custody, he was moved to hospital, where he passed away; kin, lawyer allege negligence on part of prison authorities.

One of the four persons arrested by the Bhandup police for allegedly beating up an Ola driver who was ferrying customers during the recent strike called by Ola-Uber drivers died while in judicial custody on Sunday. Ashok Sharma was diabetic and had been admitted to JJ Hospital before being shifted to Taloja Jail.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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