User: divya_rrs Topic: Bombay
Category: Traffic Woes
Last updated: Sep 20 2017 11:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UPDATE 2-Heavy rains batter Mumbai yet again; air, rail traffic hit 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
* At least 50 flights cancelled - airport official
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Heavy rains lash Mumbai; waterlogging, traffic jam reported in many areas 19.9.2017 Zee News : States
Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightening lashed Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon leading to waterlogging and severe traffic jam in some areas. 
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4 arrested for Dr Deepak Amrapurkar's death in Mumbai rains 18.9.2017 Zee News : States
Dr Amrapurkar went missing after getting out of his car which was stuck in a traffic jam and walking home along a waterlogged street near the Elphinstone Road station on August 29.
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4 arrested for Mumbai doc's death during deluge 18.9.2017 Rediff: News
Probe found that they had opened the manhole so that the water in the area, which had entered their houses, could drain out, police said.
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Eight top docs form council to research impact of air pollution 18.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Air Pollution Institute of Research will begin with collecting data to link pollution to diseases
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Organisers devise 'silent' garba to skirt noise pollution curbs 17.9.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The recent high court strictures on noise pollution during festivals have put fear in the minds of dandia organisers ahead of Navratra.
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Private buses to go on strike 15.9.2017 DNA: Top News
If you are planning to go to Pune or Goa next week, do not expect to ride in an air-conditioned or semi luxury bus. Bus owners running 33,000 private buses across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) will be on strike, along with school and company bus operators, from September 18 midnight till September 20. Operators associated with the Mumbai Bus Malak Sanghatana, the largest association of bus owners in MMR, are taking their buses off the road, claiming harassment by traffic police.  They claim that over the past two days, the police has been clamping down on buses running on city roads. "There are barely 100 buses that run on Mumbai roads during peak hours. How can the Traffic Police claim that we are the reason behind traffic jams?" said Malik Patel, president, Mumbai Bus Malak Sanghatana. The bus body claims that the Mumbai Traffic Police has issued an order to bar private buses from plying between 7am to midnight in south Mumbai; and from 8am to 11am and 7pm to 11pm in the suburbs. This is being ...
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Locals want coastal road to connect Cuffe Parade 14.9.2017 DNA: Money
The Cuffe Parade residents in South Mumbai have now demanded that the coastal road project by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) be connected towards World Trade Centre (WTC) from Nariman Point. The residents will soon meet BMC officials and also submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding merger of the project to ease their traffic woes. The Cuffe Parade Residents Association (CPRA) have shown a keen interest in the coastal road project demanding that the road which will come towards Nariman Point to Free Press Journal Marg from Kandivli to be connected towards WTC which will be connected further towards the Cuffe Parade Police station. It will ease the traffic which enters and exits Navy Nagar. "The movement of vehicles is more towards Navy Nagar as compared to its adjoining roads. The existing plan will only lead to more congestion. But if the BMC extends it towards WTC, the traffic congestion will not take place and will also help the residents to directly drive on the ...
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Malabar Hill wants stack parking lots 14.9.2017 DNA: Money
The residents of Malabar Hill are facing a severe problem of traffic congestion on roads due to illegal vehicle parking. The Malabar Hill Residents Association have suggested that residents install stack parking systems in their buildings to avoid parking on the streets. Moreover, several complaints have also been made to the Mumbai Traffic Police department to take action against persons parking their vehicles on the street. The Ridge road which starts from Teen Batti Signal is a major road for the residents of Malabar Hill which further connects to Nepean Sea road via Mount Pleasant road and LD Ruparel Marg. The Ridge road and LD Ruparel Marg witnesses numerous cars parked illegally leading to long traffic jams on the hillock. Indrani Maklani, founder trustee for Malabar Hill Residents Association, said, "We have suggested the building residents to install stack parking inside the building complex which has space for the system. This will resolve the traffic woes faced by the residents." "The situation ...
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Cabinet approves doubling of Daund-Manmad Railway Line for promoting Speedy, Reliable and Safe Service 12.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sept 12: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Daund-Manmad doubling project of 247.5 km. The estimated cost of the project will be Rs.2,081.27 crore and completion cost of Rs. 2,330.51 crore with 5pc escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in next five years by 2021-22.
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Locals to approach HC for underground Metro-2B 11.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Residents from Bandra, Khar and Juhu have decided to file a writ petition in the Bombay High Court against the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) demanding the DN Nagar-Bandra-Mandale Metro-2B corridor made underground instead of the currently planned elevated. Residents have cited that an elevated Metro corridor over the major arterial SV Road will lead to traffic congestion and the elevated Metro corridor would also close all doors for the future expansion of Metro. However, the MMRDA has been contending that the underground Metro corridor is not feasible because it is more costly. In a public meeting conducted on Sunday, residents decided that they will now take the legal route to compel the government to go underground for Metro-2B. Social worker and film-maker, Ashok Pandit, who also attended the meeting, said, "We are going to approach the High Court and are already in the process of preparing our petition. We are also going to write to the prime minister's office (PMO) about ...
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IGI plans to shift out choppers to Rohini heliport to expand flight operation 7.9.2017 ET: Transportation
Delhi and Mumbai airports together handled almost 10 crores of the total Indian domestic-cum-international traffic of just over 15 crore last year. But both airports are completely choked.
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Ganpati Visarjan: Elaborate arrangements made in Mumbai to avoid chaos 5.9.2017 New Kerala: Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Sept. 4 : Elaborate arrangements have been made in Mumbai to avoid chaos and problem to the devotees during Ganpati Visarjan tomorrow.
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Ganpati Visarjan: 40,000 policemen, 5000 CCTV cameras and drones to monitor Mumbai 5.9.2017 Zee News : India National
To ensure smooth immersion of Ganesh idols, elaborate arrangements have been made in Mumbai to avoid chaos and problem to the devotees. Over 40,000 policemen will patrol the streets at the 119 notified spots on Tuesday.  
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Mumbai rains: 5,000 eyes helped cops see the bigger picture 31.8.2017 TOI: Cities
The nearly 5,000 CCTV cameras that were installed in Mumbai last October proved to be a vital asset for authorities who were combatting the flooding that afflicted the city on August 29.
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Traffic starts crawling a day later as rainwaters recede from the streets 31.8.2017 DNA: Top News
A day after heavy rains crippled Mumbai, fewer vehicles and pedestrian movement was witnessed on Wednesday. Less traffic was reported on almost all the arterial roads in the city as many citizens avoided travelling and most major roads in the city had a deserted look till Wednesday afternoon. The Mumbai Traffic Police reported usual minor traffic congestions on the South bound lane of Western Urban Road due to waterlogging at Vakola, both sides on Sion flyover and Amar Mahal bridge on Eastern Urban Road. Apart from these, the traffic police said that traffic in rest of the city was smooth on Wednesday until afternoon. However, by the evening, traffic was slow moving on multiple roads during peak hours. Commuters complained of heavy traffic jams on the Eastern Freeway towards Chembur, LBS Road towards Ghatkopar, Jeejabai Bhosle Marg at Chembur, and Gokhale Road at Dadar. "There was a huge traffic jam at Eastern Freeway towards Chembur. I was stuck there for almost half-an-hour," said commuter Rajendra ...
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The morning after 31.8.2017 Hindu: News
Local train services partially restored on Wednesday; passengers spend night at stations, airport
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Mumbai rains: People stuck in massive traffic snarls 30.8.2017 Hindu: Other States
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water-logging in various areas resulting in slowing down the city’s vehicular traffic.Many areas across the city including Sion, Matunga, and some...
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Mumbai rain: How it brought city to its knees 30.8.2017 TOI: Home
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Mumbai rains: BMC says situation 'exceptional' 30.8.2017 TOI: Home
​Dadar/Parel were one of the worst affected areas in the city, recording 230 mm rainfall in 5 hours. Two persons drowned and one went missing after they were swept away in nallahs in Thane district.
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