QMumbai: Work on Metro Bhavan in Aarey Colony Underway & More

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Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has made modifications in its plan for the Metro Bhavan to save 20 of 70 trees at Aarey. Construction of Metro Bhavan is now underway.

1. Aarey Colony: Work on 32-Storey Metro Bhavan Underway

The construction of the 32-storey Metro Bhavan is underway in Aarey Colony, where earlier this month, several environmental activists and local residents had protested the hacking of over 2,000 trees to make way for a Metro car shed. The Metro Bhavan, which is being built on a different plot, is expected to be ready by 2021.

Earlier, 90 trees were slated to be cut to clear the plot for the Metro Bhavan. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), however, said that 20 of these trees will not face the axe as the alignment of the drainage line of the Metro Bhavan has been changed.

Source: The Indian Express

2. Owners of Goodwin Jewellers Booked After Customers Allege Fraud, 14 Branches Have Been Shut For Last Two Days

The Dombivli police on Saturday registered an offence against the owners and managers of a jewellery store chain for allegedly fleeing with crores of rupees invested by their customers.

Police said Goodwin Jewellers has 14 branches across the State. The matter was brought to the attention of the police after 35 of its customers approached them on Saturday to inform them that the store’s Dombivli branch had not opened for the last two days.

Source: The Hindu

3. BMC to Beautify Areas Around Five Mumbai Forts

The BMC office.
The BMC office.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Oat YoungMan)

The BMC has decided to beautify areas around the five forts in the city. The decision was taken earlier this month when Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi held a meeting with ward officers to plan beautification of the periphery areas of the forts to give them an aesthetic look.

There are five forts —Worli, Sewree, Dharavi, Mahim and Sion-within the city limits. They fall under the jurisdiction of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums.

Source: The Indian Express

4. Why is There so Much ‘Silence’, Asks Shiv Sena on Economic Slowdown

The Shiv Sena on Monday borrowed an iconic dialogue from Hindi blockbuster movie ‘Sholay’ to target the Centre over the economic slowdown, seeking to know why there was so much “silence” in markets on the occasion of Diwali and wondered if worse days were ahead.

“...Itna sannata kyon hai bhai?” (why is there so much silence) is the question resonating everywhere on “silence” over the future of the country and Maharashtra, the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

Source: The Hindu

5. Man Dies in ‘Custody’ at Wadala Police Station, Cops Deny Charge

A 26-year-old man died in the premises of Wadala truck terminal police station after he was brought in for inquiry in an assault case on Sunday. While the family alleged that the deceased was beaten to death in police custody, cops said the alleged accused was released after he complained of chest pain and collapsed at the gate of the police station.

Mumbai Police PRO Pranay Ashok said a probe into the incident by the crime branch is underway.

Source: The Indian Express

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