Top Mumbai stories of week: MahaRERA comes to rescue of flat buyers; Marine Drive promenade opened to public

Here are the top Mumbai stories of the week

Updated On: 2024-06-21 05:16 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has restored the promenade along Marine Drive, which had been closed to carry out work on the Coastal Road. Part of the 3.6-km-long iconic promenade was closed to pedestrians for the last 4 years. The civic body completed the work of the Coastal Road along the stretch and opened it for the public. Read more...

MahaRERA has come to the rescue of flat buyers who were being arm-twisted by a developer to pay more to ink the agreements for sale for the flats booked far back as 2006. According to experts, this landmark order will benefit other flat buyers who endure long delays and unfair demands for payment by the developer. MahaRERA gave this order while deciding a bunch of complaints against a developer whose project at Goregaon, West has suffered prolonged delay. Read more...

While the drizzle brought cheer to Mumbaikars, the lakes supplying water to the city received fairly less rainfall and haven’t contributed to any rise in lake levels. The city received 166 mm of rainfall up till now, which is way below the June average of 493 mm. The lakes in the city—Tulsi and Vehar—received moderate rain but the small lakes stocked less than 2 per cent of the total water stock for the city. Out of seven lakes that quench the city’s thirst, five are located at the border of Thane and Nashik, while two are in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Read more...

The Konkan Railway is undertaking several safety measures including round-the-clock patrolling on the tracks, the use of advanced communication systems, and the installation of flood warning systems, to effectively tackle rain-related challenges on the route in view of rains in the region. Read more...

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said that one phase of the Andheri Gokhale bridge has been successfully aligned with the CD Barfiwala flyover and it plans to open the route to traffic on July 1. In a statement, the BMC said that the challenging task of lifting the CD Barfiwala flyover and aligning it parallel to the Gopalkrishna Gokhale flyover was successfully completed. The task was accomplished using hydraulic jacks and MS stool packing. Read more...

The biennial elections for 11 seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council will take place on July 12, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced. Read more...

Four local train motormen working with Central Railway (Mumbai) who averted major accidents in separate instances in May 2024 have been felicitated for their exemplary actions in ensuring passenger safety. “Such commendable actions exemplify Central Railway (CR) and its employees’ unwavering dedication to passenger safety and underscore the critical role played by its vigilant staff in ensuring the well-being and safety of commuters. CR is committed to providing safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services to millions of passengers in the Mumbai metropolitan region,” a CR spokesperson said. Read more...

The water supply in parts of Mumbai has been reportedly affected due to some fault at the Pise pumping station in the neighbouring Thane district in Maharashtra, prompting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to appeal to citizens to use water judiciously. Read more...

A 33-year-old fireman was injured and two vehicles were damaged after a tree fell following heavy rains on Tuesday in Maharashtra's Thane city. The tree fell in Savarkar Nagar at 11.35 a.m. It crushed an auto-rickshaw and a car, Thane Municipal Corporation's disaster management cell chief, Yasin Tadvi said. Read more...

The impact of Metro construction and the breakdown of a heavy vehicle on Kalyan-Shilphata Road caused not only a traffic jam on the road but also disrupted school operations on Wednesday. The construction work has led to frequent and prolonged traffic jams, significantly disrupting the daily lives of citizens who commute through this route. Read more...

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