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Rat attack on garbage piles weakens Parsik Hill in Thane

Rats burrowing into a 107-year-old rail tunnel in Mumbai have weakened the hill through which it passes, causing concern for authorities. Two incidents of cave-ins have been reported, and boulders have been rolling down the hill, indicating loosening soil. The rats have been drawn to garbage dumped on the hill, and their burrows have further weakened the hill. Measures are being taken to stop the dumping of garbage and to clear unauthorised slums in the area. Retaining walls have been built to protect the rail lines from collapsing.

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Updated on Jul 27, 2023 12:53 AM IST

To get a taste of how potholes feel, engineers asked to use bikes in Kalyan-Dombivli

Soon after the rains in Kalyan-Dombivli, several major and internal roads developed potholes, causing congestion in the city

To get a taste of how potholes feel, engineers asked to use bikes in Kalyan-Dombivli
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 01:11 AM IST

Traffic congestion at two major junctions in Thane eased:TMC

Segregation of heavy and light vehicles using a height barrier, a change in the turn for heavy vehicles to minimise criss-crossing traffic and create a circular flow of vehicles has dramatically reduced the traffic congestion

The traffic congestion at Majiwada junction and flyover on Saturday (inset) New measures have eased the congestion (Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 12:04 AM IST

MSRTC bus rams into container, passenger, conductor injured

A woman passenger and a bus conductor were injured when an MSRTC bus collided with a container in Thane. The driver of the truck fled the scene.

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Updated on Jul 09, 2023 01:04 AM IST

MMRDA approves transport master plan for Kalyan-Dombivli

In a major impetus to developmental works in Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency, the MMRDA has approved a transportation master plan in Kalyan-Dombivli to speed up various projects like Kalyan Ring Road, Airoli-Katai Naka tunnel and other road projects

MMRDA approves transport master plan for Kalyan-Dombivli
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 12:29 AM IST

After 24 hours, 16-yr-old who fell into nullah yet to be found

According to an official, the Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) fire department at Shil received information about the boy’s — Wasim Sayyed — falling into a nullah at M S compound, Khardi village in Diva. A team rushed to the spot and initiated search operations.

After 24 hours, 16-yr-old who fell into nullah yet to be found
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Commuters raise concern over poor crowd management in Thane railway station

“The situation at the Trans Harbour line of Thane station, which falls on platforms 9 and 10, is very bad as the crowd has increased a lot these days. It is completely chaotic, and I have seen stampede-like situations on the stairs of the bridges,” said Anjali Ambekar, 48, a commuter who travels to CBD Belapur for work

An official from the RPF of Thane railway station said that they have deployed railway police personnel at platforms that see major crowding during peak hours and woman constables are also deployed near women’s compartments. “There is a requirement for more staff to manage the increasing crowd,” he added. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Slab collapse, landslide, tree fall incidents in Thane

According to the RDMC of TMC, one case of slab collapse, four cases of tree branch and 15 cases of tree fall, one compound wall collapse were reported throughout the day. A total of 31 places across the city reported waterlogging, causing traffic snarls

Thane, India - June, 28, 2023: Due to heavy rains in Thane . Mumbra reti bander 3 store building slab collapsed of one flat .no injury ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,wednesday, June, 28, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 12:52 AM IST

Slab collapse, landslide in Thane amid downpour

The slab of ground plus one storey house, which is around 25 years old, collapsed due to heavy rain. The heavy downpour in the city also led to landslides on the road in Mumbra near Devi temple, Mumbra bypass, which has continuous vehicle flow

One person has been injured after a balcony collapsed of a one-storey Panchratna building in Thane. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 08:38 AM IST

Engine failure of goods train hits train services at Badlapur

Both local and mail express trains were disrupted on the first day of the week and in the morning left passengers stranded at railway stations. The goods train was removed from the main line by Central Railway around 10 am, and normal train services resumed

Engine failure of goods train hits train services at Badlapur
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 08:53 PM IST

Stalled freight train, which impacted services, cleared from Badlapur

A freight train stalled between Badlapur and Ambernath railway stations, disrupting suburban trains during peak morning hours and causing overcrowding. The issue was resolved by 10am, but delays continued until noon.

The freight train, which stalled at 8.40am, was cleared at about 10am by a second engine that was sent to Badlapur, Central Railway later said in a post (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 03:44 PM IST

School authorities battle for safe commute bears fruit

The NHA had undertaken the road concretisation work on this stretch. The three-km stretch of the NH was in very bad condition with several portions dug up, waterlogged and full of potholes. The school administration and the locals have been demanding speeding up of the concrete work

This monsoon we will not have to worry about unsafe commuting on the road right outside the school entrance. (Pramod Tambe/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Kalyan-Murbad road gets monsoon ready, residents thank vigilant school

The Kalyan-Murbad National Highway in India, which includes a route used by school buses, has been concretised and made safe for monsoon season by the National Highway Authority of India following a two-year campaign by school authorities and citizens.The road was in poor condition with potholes and was dug up in places. The work was stalled several times but Sacred Heart School and locals continued to demand speedy action.

After 2 year long battle by a school administration in Kalyan’s Varap locality,the deadly Kalyan - Murbad national highway road outside the school is monsoon ready (Pramod Tambe/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Terrace slab collapses in Kalwa, 12 families evacuated

All 12 families residing in a two-storey building were evacuated and moved to a municipal school nearby by safety reasons. The civic administration will reassess the structural stability of the building before allowing the residents back into their homes

The terrace slab of two storey Sai Sapna Building, a 35 to 40 years old building in Kalwa’s Kharegaon in Thane, on the second floor collapsed on Wednesday. No casualties were reported. (Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 10:25 PM IST

TMC to redesign Majiwada, Kapurbawdi junctions

The vital Majiwada and Kapurbawdi junctions in Thane, which get heavy traffic volumes from three key roads, will be redesigned to ease traffic congestion, the Thane Municipal commissioner Abhijit Bangar said on Tuesday.

Thane, India - June, 20, 2023: under flyover at cadbury junction majiwada , Thane Municipal Corporation is going to clear the bridge under which there is encroachment or garbage and make space for official parking ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Tuesday, June, 20, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 10:58 PM IST

“Uddhav the real traitor”, Fadnavis bats for Shinde

Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis slammed Shivsena chief Uddhav Thackeray at a public rally in Kalyan, accusing him of cheating voters for power and position.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Kalyan’s Phadke Ground while addressing a public meeting to mark nine years of Modi government on Monday, June 19, 2023 (Pramod Tambe/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 10:17 PM IST

CM’s son Shrikant Shinde downplays ad row between Shiv Sena, BJP

The Shinde-Fadnavis ‘jodi’ was unbreakable and no one needs to get carried away by such propaganda, Shrikant Shinde said at a conclave for party workers from Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency at Acharya Atre Rangmandir

Kalyan India - June 17 2023 Pics. Kalyan MP Shrikant Shinde in Kalyan with BJP leaders resolving conflicts during inauguration of a bridge and party conclave in Kalyan on Saturday: .Pics by Pramod Tambe. on Saturday . in India 17 2023 (Photo by Pramod Tambe HT)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 01:20 AM IST

Thane kids bond together, make summer memorable

For a group of 25 kids by Soham gardens housing society situated in Thane’s Manpada location, their summer vacation is not about the usual outings, attending summer camps or visiting their native, it’s all about the Summer reading club founded by the kids themselves six years back

Thane, India - June, 13, 2023: Kids of Soham gardens housing society in Thane spend their summer vacation with reading books, fun and learning activities for en6tire month ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Tuesday, June, 13, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Unhappy with slow pace of tree pruning, TMC chief seeks action

Dissatisfied with its slow progress, the TMC chief Abhijit Bangar has given orders to delegate more manpower to carry out the pre-monsoon tree pruning works even as windy conditions due to the impact of Cyclone Biparjoy led to more t tree collapse incidents this week

Thane Municipal Corporation to register a case if any tree is destroyed in the name of cutting of trees or branches. (Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 10:31 PM IST

While shooting reel at British-era pump house, teen drowns in well

Teenager drowns in well at British-era pump house in Thakurli while shooting reel for social media, body found 32 hours later. Police suspect alcohol involved.

Kalyan, India - June 14, 2023: Body of an 18-year-old young man was found after a 32-hour search operation. The man who was making reels for social media fell into the deep well of a pump house in Thakurli area of Dombivli, in Kalyan, India, on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. (Photo by Pramod Tambe/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 05:14 AM IST
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Frame compensation policy, decide on providing jobs to tree fall victims in Thane: HC

The Bombay High Court has directed the Thane Municipal Corporation to frame a compensation policy for victims of tree fall incidents within two weeks. The court also asked the TMC to provide jobs to those who suffered serious injuries in the mishap. Environmentalists filed a PIL stating that despite regular incidences of tree collapse, the TMC has not implemented the Urban Green Guidelines framed by the Ministry of Town and Country Planning Organisation.

Thane, India - June 09, 2023: Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell workers clearing a tree branch that fell on a parked car and damaged it inside the society premises, at Vasant Vihar, in Thane, India, on Friday, June 09, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:43 AM IST

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

Partial cave-in of concrete road in Panchpakhadi, Thane (Praful Gangurde/HT PHOTO)
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.

Thane bldg crash trigger for cluster scheme: CM
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

Sajana story Thane, India - June, 04, 2023: IIT Mumbai reviews roads works in Thane, guides tmc to take up and finish those works which has technical issues ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,sunday, June, 04, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
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

“This bridge has been a nightmare as it used to lead to congestion when it was narrow. When the TMC decided to widen the bridge, we all thought it to be a major relief. However, even after six years, the situation is the same,” said Mahesh Salunke, 39, a commuter. (Praful Gangurde)
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

Thane, India - June, 01, 2023: Thane-based cyclist Rajesh Khandekar travelled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on a foot-pushed bicycle with a message to save the environment, in Thane, India, on Thursday, June 01, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
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

Thane, India - May, 31, 2023: TMC gives notice to residents of Vartak Nagar to conduct structural re-audit of the buildings as they are old and in dilapidated condition, in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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

Thane, India - May, 30, 2023: Road work undertaken at Manpada GB road Thane ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Tuesday, May, 30, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
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.

In his statement to the police, Sakpal mentioned that the TMC team had demolished the outer portions of the shop used by customers to sit and consume snacks. He came to know about the demolition on May 26 when he was abroad. After reaching Thane on May 27, Sakpal said he visited the outlet and learnt about the alleged rumours spread by Jaya. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
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.

With the push to the cluster scheme in Kalyan-Dombivli, the long pending matter of a U-type road from Katemanivali to Siddharthnagar in Kalyan (East) will also be addressed, said the KDMC commissioner Bhausaheb Dandge. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:46 AM IST
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