QMumbai: HC on Night Metro Work; Medical Emergency Helpline Back 

Waste disposal defaulters to be charged under stringent laws, and other stories. 

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1. HC Warns MMRCL Against Metro III Work at Night

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday warned the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) that the court will not hesitate to stop its construction work altogether if it breached the restrictions imposed by it on construction activity for the Metro III line during late night hours.

A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice MS Sonak cautioned the MMRCL about complying with the court’s order of restraining all metro construction activity between 10 pm and 6 am daily.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Medical Emergency Helpline 104 Is Back and Ringing

State health department restarts emergency civic hospitals' helpline, receives over 140 complaints in just nine days of launching

In the nine days since the emergency helpline 104 was relaunched to accept all medical grievances of Mumbaikars, it has received at least 140 complaints. Most of them are about the unavailability of doctors in hospitals. According to state health department sources, the helpline receives more than 20 complaints against doctors every day. In March this year, Mumbai's medical emergency services took a hit after doctors went on strike.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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3. Waste Disposal Defaulters to Be Charged Under Stringent Laws

A garbage dump in Mumbai. 
A garbage dump in Mumbai. 
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

In an effort to show how serious it is with its waste management programme, the BMC is gearing up to crackdown on those housing societies who are yet to carry out waste segregation. The civic body will be training its guns especially on wilful defaulters – those who did not act despite being sent notices – and use all the heavy-duty ammunition in its arsenal.

The civic body is planning to invoke sections of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act (MMC), Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act (MRTP), and the Environment Protection Act against the slackers. Offenders charged under these laws can face time in jail besides monetary fines starting from Rs 5,000 upto Rs 50,000.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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4. GST Lands Lottery Biz Massive Blow

The jury may still be out on whether the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has negatively impacted the business environment in the country, but it has without a shred of doubt decimated the lottery business in Mumbai.

With ticket prices rising because of the 28 per cent GST now applicable on their sale, the daily lottery business in the city has more than halved from Rs 50 crore to just Rs 15 crore. The drop in the business has sent many stall owners packing and the number of lottery stalls in the city is now down to 4,000 from 10,000 in July when GST came into force replacing all other indirect taxes.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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5. Khar Gymkhana Does Not Let Its Trash Go Waste

What started as an environment awareness carnival for members, turned into an elaborate waste management plan for the Khar Gymkhana, who were recently awarded by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) H/West ward for their Zero Waste System .

“World over, people are focussing on environment conservation, while in our country it’s the other way round. Earlier we used to recycle products, but now we are following western economies and using disposable products, while they choose to recycle,” said Madhavi Ashar, treasurer, Khar Gymkhana.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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6. After the Blame Game, BMC Chief Orders Probe

Representational image of a little girl riding a horse at Cooperage Ground.
Representational image of a little girl riding a horse at Cooperage Ground.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

The BMC has said it will investigate the horse-riding mishap at Churchgate's Cooperage Garden that led to a six-year-old girl's death on Sunday. On Thursday - when Mumbai Mirror reported the blame game wherein the civic body said the contractor was at fault for not maintaining the horse-riding track, the contractor in turn saying track maintenance was not his job, and the police claiming what goes on inside the garden cannot be their responsibility - BMC chief Ajoy Mehta asked the civic officials to investigate whether negligence caused kindergartener Janhavi Sharma's death.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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7. Dad Thrashes Schoolteacher Who Almost 'Strangulated' 11-Yr-Old Son

A school teacher accused of assaulting an 11-year-old student was himself thrashed by a group, including the student's father, in Virar on Thursday.

Dinesh Shinde, 31, a teacher at Jaydeep Vidya Mandir, Kargil Nagar, Virar (East), allegedly hit Std VI student Nitin Sharma on Thursday morning because he was 'mischievous'. Sharma became breathless after being 'strangulated' and was admitted to a private hospital. Hospital sources said he was stable and out of danger.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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