Top Mumbai stories of week: Metro Line 3 in final testing phase; BMC taps into reserve stock in dams

Here are the top Mumbai stories of the week

Updated On: 2024-06-15 03:24 PM IST

Compiled by : ronak mastakar

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Mumbai: Man claims he gave Rs 200-crore in cash to the Goregaon couple

In a new twist to the Denron Rea IT Trade Pvt Ltd and Bliss Consultants case, involving an alleged Rs 200 crore fake arbitration claim, Ajay Harinath Singh, chairman and managing director of the Darwin Platform Group of Companies, has recorded his statement. According to sources in the Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Singh claims he paid Rs 200 crore in cash to Bliss Consultants, owned by a Goregaon couple, and has submitted original receipts to the Bombay High Court in a sealed envelope. Read more.

Mumbai: Red safety boxes installed at ends of platforms at key CR railway stations

Red safety boxes set up at the ends of platforms at key Central Railway (CR) railway stations in Mumbai are saving thousands of lives every day as they make it difficult for anyone to jump off and trespass on the tracks. The idea, which was implemented by the Mumbai division at the start of the year, seems to have clicked. CR had previously greased the ends of platforms to deter trespassers, but the measure drew flak. Read more.

Mumbai: Underground Metro Aqua Line 3 in final testing phase

The first phase of Mumbai’s first underground Metro Aqua Line 3 is now in the final stages of the run. A team of Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has arrived on Line 3 for trials and has begun placing equipment on the train. The team will take trials and certify the trains for approval by the commissioner of railway safety. Read more.

Mumbai: Actress Noor Malabika Das found dead in apartment

Noor Malabika Das, a former air hostess with Qatar Airways and an actress, has allegedly died by suicide. Police recovered her body from her flat in Lokhandwala on June 6. Noor is believed to have hanged herself from the bedroom fan. Read more.

Mumbai: Steel girders being placed for Kurla elevated station

Construction of the Kurla elevated railway station has been inching ahead with the Central Railway (CR) beginning to put steel girders in place. The ambitious project seeks to decongest the existing Kurla station and segregate rail traffic. After much delay, the girders have arrived and are being assembled and placed at the sharp curve near level crossing gate 9A. The massive steelwork will bear two lines and the elevated Kurla harbour line station. Read more.

Mumbai coastal road: How road will change city’s map

In the wake of the opening of the Coastal Road’s northbound arm, experts shed light on how the stretch will impact the lives of Mumbaikars, among other things. Deepak Kapadia, 75, a Marine Drive resident and former president of the Western India Automobile Association, said, “I never thought I would see this in my lifetime.” I was on the newly opened section yesterday [Tuesday] morning. It looked great. The drive was extremely smooth. I have seen this kind of infra abroad and we have it here, it was quite remarkable,” Kapadia said. Read more.

Mumbai: MIT scholar takes over as new Western Railway CPRO

Vineet Abhishek, an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Officer of the 2010 Civil Services batch, assumed the charge of the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the Western Railway on June 10. Read more.

Mumbai: Leopards and deer to help find truth about SGNP twin tunnels

With the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) approving the Thane-Borivli underground twin tunnel project by the MMRDA, which will pass below the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will study the project’s impact on ground-dwelling animals. To do this, WII plans to collar a total of 30 wild animals, including leopards, spotted deer, and sambar deer. The collaring process for five leopards, five spotted deer, and five sambar deer is scheduled to take place after the monsoon. Read more.

Mumbai: Municipal body taps into reserve stock in dams

With the depleting levels in the reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started tapping into the reserved stock from Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa. Till now, the BMC has used 25,084 million litres of water below from the reserved stock of 91,130 million litres of Upper Vaitarna. The BMC has also started fetching reserved water from Bhatsa from Wednesday. Read more.

Mumbai: Woman who implicated model in rape case ends life

A 43-year-old woman who allegedly accused about a dozen young men in Mumbai and Delhi, including a model and actor from Bollywood, of rape died by suicide on Sunday at her residence in Seven Bungalows, Andheri West. The rape charge against the model had been dropped and he obtained unconditional bail when he brought the other cases to the notice of the court. Read more.

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