Articles by Sajana Nambiar
Partial cave-in of concrete road in Thane
A cement concrete road in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality partly caved in on Wednesday noon, raising concerns over the quality of the ongoing road works initiated by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) under CM’s “Changing Thane” initiative
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 12:10 PM IST
Thane bldg crash trigger for cluster scheme: CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated the construction of the Thane cluster development project, which he championed since the 1998 Sai Raj building collapse that killed 18 people. The cluster development project will be bigger than the Dharavi Redevelopment Project and will cover 45 Urban Renewal Plans, spread across a gross area of 1,500 hectares. The project will be implemented in six areas in the first phase, including Kopri in Thane East and Kisan Nagar in Thane West, and will involve the redevelopment of old and dilapidated buildings, legal and illegal residential buildings, and recreational facilities.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 02:42 PM IST
IIT-B experts guide TMC to rectify errors
The experts revealed that some of the works were satisfactory while others had some technical errors. Based on the suggestions by the experts, the rectification work is being undertaken. The review on road works was presented by IIT-B experts on Saturday to the engineers and contractors of TMC
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:48 AM IST
Gandhinagar flyover to be ready by June 10: TMC
“The work is in its final stage, and we have decided to complete it by June 10. The bridge is a vital one for the city and the work has been in full swing recently. Without delay it should be open as it will help have a smooth flow of traffic during the monsoon too,” said an officer of TMC, who asked for anonymity
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:41 AM IST
From Kashmir to Kanyakumari - on a push cycle - in 94 days
For Khandekar, an avid cyclist since 1990, this ride was a special one. For the first time, he rode a pedal-less cycle (push cycle), that too, built by him in 45 days at his workshop. Notwithstanding extreme weather conditions like snow, rain, heat and dust, Khandekar started his journey on August 9
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:42 AM IST
TMC will ask VJTI, IIT-B to re-audit ‘unsafe buildings’
On May 8, when the residents of two four-storey buildings located at Vartak Nagar in Thane, received a notice of their building listed as extremely dangerous under C1 category of unsafe buildings, the residents who had no clue were stunned
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:44 AM IST
TMC fines contractor for shoddy road works
In a crackdown on shoddy work and lack of safety measures found in the ongoing road works across Thane, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) commissioner has served a show cause notice to the concerned executive engineer and levied a fine worth ₹5 lakh on the contractor
Updated on May 31, 2023 01:39 PM IST
Thane activist held for defaming political leader’s wife over shop razing
On May 25, the anti-encroachment team of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) razed the illegal extension outside the Prashant Corner Sweet and Farsan outlet at Panchpakhadi, Thane. Jaya, a member of the Dharmarajya Party, however, had alleged that the action against Prashant Corner was the result of the ill-treatment of a political leader’s wife by the staff at the shop which has multiple outlets in Thane and is among the popular sweet mart, especially during festivals.
Updated on May 31, 2023 12:58 AM IST
Cluster scheme to be imposed in 41 locations in Kalyan-Dombivli
To impose the scheme in the coming years, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has called a tender worth ₹10 crore, said KDMC officials, adding that at least three companies have responded to it and one of them will be given the work for the survey on Monday.
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:46 AM IST
MMR civic bodies start eviction process of residents from ‘extremely dangerous’ buildings
In Thane, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has listed 86 buildings in the C1 category which are ‘extremely dangerous’ buildings. Out of these, only 22 of them are unoccupied while the rest are partially or fully occupied, claimed the civic officials
Updated on May 27, 2023 01:05 AM IST
Unsafe boating services in Thane lakes under scanner
Masunda Lake in the heart of Thane is a major recreational spot which sees a huge crowd of families during weekends as well as holidays for boating. Due to the school holidays, the lakes with boating facilities are crowded in the evenings mostly.
Updated on May 26, 2023 12:37 AM IST
Retired professor builds garden for butterflies in her society
In just five months, Poonam Kurve, was able to execute her plans and build a garden, replete with painted stones, a variety of plants and artificial butterflies, designed to attract the colourful winged insects.
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:10 AM IST
Parts of Thane to face 24 hr water cut on May 26
Water supply will be suspended in some areas of Thane, Maharashtra for 24 hours on May 26 due to maintenance works, with low pressure expected for 1-2 days after.
Updated on May 25, 2023 12:56 AM IST
Maha UPSC topper Kashmira Sankhe jubilant after two failed attempts
Away from social media all these years, Kashmira prepared for the top-level exams by following a pattern of 50 minutes of study and 10 minutes of rest. She had to cut down her work as a dentist to some extent for the last 1.5 years to give adequate time to her UPSC preparations.
Updated on May 24, 2023 01:03 AM IST
KDMC seeks explanation from nullah cleaning contractor
On Monday a video of the workers at Jari Mari nullah near Kalyan railway station were found manually removing the silt, using plough and throwing it back into the nullah instead of depositing it elsewhere. The video was shot by Kapil Pawar, who is with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Kalyan.
Updated on May 24, 2023 12:48 AM IST
Four injured in Mumbra chawl fire
Four of a family, including two children, suffered severe burn injuries after a fire broke out in a chawl in Dadi colony of Shivaji Nagar in Mumbra on Monday afternoon. According to the fire officials, a live electric wire came in contact with the roof of the chawl, which led to a short circuit causing the blaze
Updated on May 23, 2023 12:41 AM IST
Man held for groping woman commuter
A man was arrested by Government Railway Police for groping a woman commuter at Kalyan railway station. The incident took place on the foot over bridge.
Updated on May 22, 2023 10:23 PM IST
Demolition of illegal Dombivli building begins
After waiting for more than a fortnight since a complaint was raised against an illegal ground plus seven storey residential building in Dombivli, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) finally initiated the demolition of the building on Wednesday
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:32 AM IST
Amid weekly water cuts, TMC receives over 90 complaints about pipeline leakage
However, the water department of the civic body has refuted these claims and said that most of the pipeline leakage and damages are caused due to the different types of construction works for infrastructure projects taken up by different agencies. In Thane, the work for metro lines, roads and bridges is in full swing
Updated on May 10, 2023 01:04 AM IST
UMC plans to build transit shelter for victims of building collapses
The death of eight people last week due to collapse of a three-storeyed building in Bhiwandi has brought into focus the recurring incidents of collapses of building and slabs, which have killed and injured many in Ulhasnagar in the last few years. Though, the UMC has reserved flats in two facilities, namely: Tata Amantra in Bhiwandi and Thane MMRDA facility, people are reluctant to shift to these far-flung places, which has prompted the civic body to consider building a transit shelter of their own in the city.
Updated on May 06, 2023 12:28 AM IST
Bhatsa Dam has 5% less water than last year
After the development, the state government directed local municipalities to conserve water as the stock in Bhatsa Dam will further reduce due to evaporation during the peak summer.
Updated on May 04, 2023 12:53 AM IST
Illegal buildings flourish in Bhiwandi with little safety
The expert claimed that builders mount more floors above the structure. “There is no check on the structure’s load-bearing capacity. Most of these godowns, and warehouses are already overloaded. The upper floors are simply built and given on rent for cheap rates
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:12 AM IST
60 dead in past collapses in Bhiwandi, yet no lessons learnt
Over 60 people have died in building collapses in Bhiwandi over the past five years. A committee was formed to tackle dangerous and illegal buildings within Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation limits after 38 people were killed in a collapse in September 2020. The rural areas of Bhiwandi were not included in the survey, however, as they come under gram panchayat rule. Activists have called for a policy for buildings and godowns in both urban and rural areas to prevent future tragedies. Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority is responsible for the rural region.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:49 AM IST
10 feared trapped as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi; Rrescue op on
A team of the Bhiwandi fire department and the Thane Municipal Corporation Regional Disaster Management Cell reached the spot soon after the incident
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 03:15 PM IST
No police protection: KDMC calls off demolition of illegal building
The demolition of the seven plus storey illegal building that has come up on a plot reserved for a garden in Dombivli was cancelled by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) due to lack of police protection
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 04:15 PM IST
8 days after mishap, KDMC yet to cover manhole in Dombivli
DOMBIVLI: Even eight days after a 53-year-old man was injured, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) is yet to properly cover the manhole on a footpath on 90 Feet Road in Thakurli, Dombivli
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:35 AM IST
Debris dumping threatens forests and mangroves
Across the city and the Mumbai metropolitan region, citizens have similar complaints. Activist Yogesh Mundhara pointed out that a large mangrove patch had been destroyed due to dumping on forest land at Kasheli, near Dutta Mandir, Bhiwandi
Updated on May 01, 2023 04:59 PM IST
The city that never speeds
The adage affixed to Mumbai is that of ‘a city that never sleeps’ -- an affirmation of its vibrancy and ability to always be on the move
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:31 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, Sajana Nambiar, Mumbai
TMC Chief sets May 31 deadline for road works
By setting a strict deadline of May 31 for infrastructure works in Thane limits, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) commissioner has also asked the officers, engineers and workers to ensure the quality of work is not compromised
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 10:49 PM IST
Vintage cars steal show as Jains celebrate Varshitaps with procession in Thane
There were 13 vintage cars in the procession, and they garnered the lions’ share of attention during the celebrations. This is the first time that vintage cars were used in Thane during the procession, which has been organised after a gap of 15 years, said the organisers.
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 12:09 AM IST