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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

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

Thane, India - May, 26, 2023: Tmc puts up warning notice of extremely dangerous building at Vrindavan building located at Naupada, Thane ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Friday, May, 26, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
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.

Thane, India - May, 25, 2023: Boating service at Masunda Lake, in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 25, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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.

Sixty-year-old retired zoology professor Poonam Kurve Kurve, who taught at B N Bandodkar College of Science, Thane, said that three types of butterflies have visited the garden, more varieties are expected to arrive between the months of June and October. (PRAFUL GANGURDE / HT PHOTO)
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.

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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.

Thane, India - May 23, 2023: Thane resident Dr. Kashmira Sankhe celebrates with her family after securing first rank in the UPSC exam from Maharashtra and 25th rank in the country, in Thane, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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.

KDMC seeks explanation from nullah cleaning contractor
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

Thane, India - May 22, 2023: In a fire that broke out in a chawl, a family of four including two children suffered severe burns and were shifted to a hospital after dousing the fire, at Mumbra, in Thane, India, on Monday, May 22, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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.

Man held for groping woman commuter
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

Demolition of illegal Dombivli building begins
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

Thane, India - May 09, 2023: Water being wasted due to a water pipeline valve leakage, at Panchpakhadi, near TMC Office, in Thane, India, on Tuesday, May 09, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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.

Thane, India - April 29, 2023: Rescue operation underway as residents are trapped after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Vardhaman Complex, at Bhiwandi, in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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.

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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

Thane, India - January 27, 2023: One person killed and one rescued by fire brigade after part of a two-storey building collapses early morning at Khadipar area, Bhiwandi, in Thane, India, on Friday, January 27, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
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.

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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

An official said it is not yet clear how many people are trapped. (ANI)
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

No police protection: KDMC calls off demolition of illegal building
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

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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

Construction debris dumped on the road by contractors in Mahim (West). (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
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

In January, the Mumbai Traffic Police announced that the Eastern Freeway will be closed for both south- and north-bound traffic during the night as a result of ongoing work on the Eastern Freeway and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) Project-1, from midnight to 5 am, for 59 days in patches between January 17 and May 30. As a result of this, commuters have been experiencing traffic jams. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:31 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, , 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

Road work carried out at Ghodbunder Road by Thane Municipal Corporation to be completed by May 31 ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Monday, April, 24, 2023. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
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.

Thane, India - April, 22, 2023: 525 members of the Jain community in Thane ( ascetics ) organized a procession to celebrate the day after 13 months of fasting. Vintage cars are seen in this rally, the procession was organized from Jain Mandir to Thane Masunda Lake and back to Jain Mandir. ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Saturday, April, 22, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 12:09 AM IST
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