Top Mumbai stories of week: City to see water cut; Maharashtra govt stares at drought

Here are the top Mumbai stories of the week

Updated On: 2024-05-25 04:13 PM IST

Compiled by : Sanjana Deshpande

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India General Elections 2024: 54.22 pc turnout in Maharashtra in 5th phase of LS polls

A voter turnout of 54.22 per cent was recorded in Maharashtra, where polling was held in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies, including half a dozen in Mumbai, in the fifth and final phase of India general elections 2024 in the state amid tight security on Monday, officials said, as actors, corporate leaders and prominent politicians came out to exercise their franchise....Read More

Poll over, Maharashtra govt stares at drought in state

With people facing a drought-like situation in Marathwada and elsewhere, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has said that the administration will involve non-profit organisations to desilt water bodies in the affected areas. This will be in addition to the relief measures the government will be taking immediately, said Shinde. The chief minister was in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar on Thursday to review preparedness....Read More

Mumbai: Flooding inevitable this monsoon despite desilting work in city

Despite the desilting work of the open stormwater drains, flooding in the city will be inevitable this monsoon as BMC hasn’t found any solution to the waste thrown into nullahs by the slum dwellers. BMC officials discussed various solutions like the appointment of a centralised agency, covering nullahs, installing nets over nullahs, etc. But with just 15 days until the arrival of the monsoon, none of the solutions have materialised....Read More

Mumbai: Now, Sion bridge expected to be shut after monsoon

The reconstruction of the Sion rail overbridge (ROB) is likely to commence after the monsoon. Central Railway (CR) officials told mid-day that a few bridge construction activities were pending in Mumbai. “Our focus is to complete these projects first. The Sion bridge reconstruction work is likely to start after the monsoon,” an official said...Read More

Dombivli factory blast: Families demand action as blast brings back painful memories

The blast at Amudan Chemicals Pvt Ltd in Dombivli East at around 1.30 pm on Thursday left seven dead and over 30 injured. Most of the injured were rushed to the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), where families and even doctors recalled the memories of another blast that happened in the area in 2016. Sindhu Pote's 33-year-old son, Rahul, is in the ICU at the AIMS. He works as an accountant in one of the companies near the blast site....Read More

Mumbai: BMC engineers to patrol roads on bikes for better pothole detection

The BMC has asked its engineers to supervise roads on bikes and not in four-wheelers. Senior officials feel that it is the best way to get a feel of the situation—not just the potholes but the entire road stretch so that problems can be corrected before the monsoon or before the potholes issue manifests....Read More

Mumbai to face water cuts due to reduced water stock in dams

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced a 5 per cent reduction in water supply for Mumbai Metropolitan City beginning Thursday, May 30, 2024, followed by a 10 per cent cut on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. This decision is a preventative step due to the city's restricted water supply from the dams....Read More

Mumbai Crime Branch forms SIT to probe Ghatkopar hoarding collapse incident

The Mumbai Crime Branch has formed a six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Ghatkopar hoarding collapse incident, officials said on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI. 17 people died and 75 were left injured after a massive billboard collapsed due to strong winds earlier in the month....Read More

Mumbai: Inspiring journey of fighter mother who overcame odds to raise her special child

Mummy, Maa, Aai, Ammi- these words evoke a certain warmth in one’s heart as reminiscence peaks when they utter them. From memories of crying while bidding adieu on the first day of school to fighting with her and convincing her to do away with anger- everyone has a plethora of such instances with their mother figures. This is precisely why celebrating these supermoms isn't limited to Mother’s Day, they are celebrated for life. One such superhero is Sejal....Read More

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