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  • State Information Commission to decide if Metro One comes under RTI act

    On Monday, the State Information Commission (SIC) began to hear a matter which is the subject of a dna campaign. Is the RInfra-led Metro One a public utility, and should its operational details, therefore, be covered by the Right to Information act?

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 5:05am
  • Some RTI applications on Mumbai Metro draw a blank

    The total number of individuals who have not received information, under the Right to Information Act, on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro is only increasing by the day.

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 6:55am
  • Shailesh Gandhi presents arguments for declaring MMOPL public authority

    Former chief information commissioner has moved the state information commission over Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (the consortium operating and maintaining Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro) to be declared as public authority under the Right to Information Act. Ateeq...

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 5:30am
  • INS Sindhughosh and fishing trawler collide off Mumbai's Coast

    A minor collision occurred between a naval submarine and a fishing trawler last week while one of Indian navy biggest exercise - Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise or TROPEX 2015 - was under-way off Karwar's coast.

    Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 10:16pm
  • Wait 4 months to a year for Jogeshwari and Goregaon station bridges

    Motorists expecting better east-west road connectivity between Jogeshwari and Goregaon have to wait for four months up to a year, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to complete construction of the Jogeshwari south rail over-bridge by mid-June; BMC should finish work on Jogeshwari...

    Monday, 23 February 2015 - 7:00am
  • Fake receipts used to evade octroi, reveals RTI reply

    Has your vehicle dealer paid octroi to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) before you purchased your car or bike? A Right to Information (RTI) application revealed that fake octroi receipts were used to clear vehicles at the octroi posts and even to register them at the Regional Transport...

    Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 5:05am
  • BKC-Chunabhatti connector work to begin in few weeks

    Construction of the Bandra Kurla Complex-Chunabhatti connector will commence in a few weeks, as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will issue a work order soon. “The work order will be issued and construction should now commence in the coming weeks,” said an...

    Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 5:40am
  • Fake receipts used to evade octroi, reveals RTI

    Has your vehicle dealer paid octroi to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) before you purchased your car or bike? A Right to Information (RTI) application revealed that fake octroi receipts were used to clear vehicles at the octroi posts and even to register them at the Regional Transport...

    Friday, 20 February 2015 - 5:35am
  • RInfra survey terming Metro line 'cleanest public infra' reeks of bias?

    In a survey, Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra)-led Mumbai Metro has termed Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro as the cleanest public infrastructure, by not comparing it with its cleaner counterparts like Mumbai Monorail and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 6:30am
  • New metro line will help decongest North-South Mumbai commute

    The existing web of roads connecting north and south Mumbai is getting ever more congested by the day, making for extended commuting times. In suburban locals, too, the rush is increasing, thus creating the need for another mass rapid transport system. The state government is promoting the Colaba-...

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 5:25am