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Ateeq Shaikh

  • Civic body websites non-functional, work orders displayed as long as one year old

    While emphasis is being made on IT and making details available on govt websites for greater transparency, including making applications or requests online, a look at some sites reveal a sorry situation.

    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 6:00am
  • Pedder Road residents use other flyovers but don't want one in their area

    Those residing in buildings parallel to JJ Flyover too do not want Pedder Road flyover to come up as they are of the opinion that it will only worsen traffic and pollution. But those, who want the Pedder Road bridge to cut short commute time, are not happy with the opposition to it because they...

    Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Study to explore possibility of shorter Pedder Road flyover

    Ever since Pedder Road Flyover was conceptualised there have been several flip-flops with respect to the plan to have an elevated road as a solution to the increasing number of vehicles on city roads. The latest development is conducting a pre-feasibility study this month for a shorter version of...

    Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 5:20am
  • JBM Auto, Tata Motors among five manufacturers to give presentation to MMRDA chief

    BKC hybrid bus plan on track

    Monday, 22 December 2014 - 6:55am
  • MMRDA: No bullet train terminus at BKC

    Will the bullet train connecting Mumbai with Ahmedabad start from Bandra Kurla complex? It is uncertain, after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) objected to the plan. However, another round of discussions will be held in January to explore the possibility of having the...

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 5:25am
  • Bullet train to start from BKC? Unlikely, says MMRDA

    Will the ambitious bullet train connecting Mumbai with Ahmedabad start from Bandra Kurla Complex? It is uncertain, after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) objected to the plan. However, another round of discussions will be held in January to explore the possibility of...

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 5:50am
  • Loving running? Test your endurance at Fort Marathon

    The immensely popular Mumbai Marathon may have inspired scores of residents to take to long-distance running, but here’s a race that promises to put a runner’s endurance to some real test. Titled Fort Marathon, the event will see participants sweating their guts out to cover 20 kms on trails and...

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 5:45am
  • Why preferential treatment to CNG?

    By Ashok Datar, Mumbai Environmental Social Network Data on consumption of auto fuels in Mumbai over the last few years is very important. It tells us about the trends in various fuels, the tax revenue earned by the state government, price elasticities etc. We obtained the information from the...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Petrol, CNG sales soar with craze for personal vehicles

    Petrol and compressed natural gas (CNG) are fuelling the city's insatiable need for the ultimate middle-class status symbol: a car of one's own. Data procured through the Right to Information act show that Mumbaikars and those in satellite cities of Thane and Navi Mumbai bought increasing volumes...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • Turn a birder, enjoy nature trails and night camps at Sanjay Gandhi National Park

    wild card: SGNP comes up with host of activities to attract citizens to spend time at the park in holiday season

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 7:30am