Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: MMRDA

4x labour, more shifts & meetings — why Mumbai’s trans-harbour link might just meet 2023 deadline

The Sewri-Nhava Sheva Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, which was severely delayed by Covid lockdowns, is progressing at rapid speed thanks to an ‘acceleration plan’ put in place by MMRDA.

Once a marshland, how Bandra Kurla Complex became Mumbai’s prime business & hangout hub

Now housing many multinational service firms, high-end restaurants and residential areas as well as foreign consulates, BKC’s development has been particularly rapid in the past decade.

2022 could be year Mumbai begins to shed ‘under-construction’ look, authorities have a plan

Major projects such as Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link & underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro taking shape in city. With Covid hitting work, Mumbai has become jungle of concrete & iron.

Infra projects to boost connectivity in 129 villages around Mumbai, MMRDA wants planning rights

MMRDA has identified 129 villages in the region & categorised them into 8 ‘growth centres’, wants to be special planning authority to ‘avoid haphazard development’

Trams could return to Mumbai as city works to decongest traffic in Bandra Kurla Complex

Nearly 60 years after trams were phased out from Mumbai, the city’s development authority is considering bringing them back as a feeder service to plug last mile connectivity.

How a new, independent team hopes to improve Mumbai’s sluggish monorail system

Since the Mumbai monorail's inception in 2014, it has been plagued with low ridership and technical glitches.

Congested Mumbai sees Thackeray govt, metro authorities struggle to find space for car sheds

Six metro lines are under construction in Mumbai and the initial work on three more is under way. But acquisition of land for most car depots is becoming a contentious issue.

Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam, Milind Deora condemn Aarey tree felling

The opposition leaders came out against Mumbai Metro move to fell trees in Aarey Colony, calling it 'stabbing yourself in the lungs'.

Mumbai’s monorail is only 5 years old and is already struggling to source spares and rakes

For Mumbai monorail rakes contract, the MMRDA has extended the deadline for bidders twice and relaxed eligibility criteria.

Mumbai’s development body has I-T dues of Rs 8,000 crore. But it doesn’t want to pay

MMRDA was brought within the tax bracket in 2015. It’s now appealing against the tax, saying it doesn’t have a profit motive.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.