After round 1, 1,000+ MBBS seats vacant across Maharashtra

Times of India | 5 days ago | 23-11-2022 | 06:06 am

After round 1, 1,000+ MBBS seats vacant across Maharashtra

MUMBAI: After the first round of undergraduate medical and dental admissions in the state, 374 MBBS seats were vacant in government colleges and 732 in private institutes. A large number of seats were vacant in Vedantaa Institute of Medical Sciences, a private institution, which is currently charging the highest fees in Maharashtra. The state's CET cell released the seat matrix for the second round late on Monday evening. In dental colleges, the government had 157 vacant seats and private ones had 1,482 vacancies. Students and parents have appealed to the CET cell to allocate 100% seats of round two to all aspirants on merit. They also requested the officials to convert vacant seats in all reserved categories in this round itself to ensure that all aspirants get their deserved seats on merit, as they will not be able to upgrade in the next round. Parent representative, Sudha Shenoy, said if proper movement happens in MBBS, then BDS allocation also gets streamlined. Similarly, those who are trying in multiple courses alongwith MBBS get to decide the final choice of stream before getting blocked for upgrade in the next round, Shenoy added.

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Times of India | 3 hours ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:01 am
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THANE: The MMRDA has given its approval to ease congestion at one of the 'world's most chaotic' traffic junctions at Teen Haath Naka by constructing a fresh pair of U-shaped flyovers in addition to the existing bridge that runs above the intersection, officials informed, adding that the project will also ensure the arterial junction could get rid of signals presently required for crossing the intersection. The proposal for the flyovers - with three lanes each and collectively costing approximately Rs 289 crore - was presented before the MMRDA committee last month and finally got administrative approval. Teen Haath Naka is a vital junction on the Mumbai (LBS route)-Thane-Pune-Nashik route where nearly seven roads, including three arterial lanes, converges. A 2014 study commissioned by the Thane corporation had pegged the junction as one of the world's most chaotic ones. Even though the MSRDC had built a flyover over the junction two decades back, it doesn't cater to the rising movement of traffic underneath and between the seven lanes that connect Mumbai-Thane via LBS road with the Eastern Express Highway. According to the plans, a 700m-long, U-shaped flyover will take off from the Nashik lane of the EEH after the Teen Haath Naka junction ends and will run parallel to the existing bridge and then take a turn to the right and land few metres ahead of the junction on the Mumbai-bound carriageway. All vehicles coming from Mumbai and entering Thane city or proceeding towards LBS road or old Pune highway will take this arm without waiting at the signal for crossing over. Similarly, traffic from Nashik, Pune and Thane city headed towards Mumbai using LBS road will ascend the second U-shaped flyover after crossing the junction on the Mumbai-bound lane of the highway. The flyover measuring 900m in length will run parallel to the highway and take a U-turn and land in the opposite direction ahead of the Teen Haath Naka. Officials say once the project is completed, the waiting time at signal for Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, and Pune-bound vehicles will be reduced substantially. The plan entails removing the signals that increase waiting time and often stretches beyond 15-20 minutes. The inclusion of the two U-shaped flyovers at the spot will prove beneficial in smooth management of traffic, especially once the metro station comes up on the stretch. The project may affect a small stretch of green cover between the service road and the highway.

New, signal-free corridor will ease Mumbai-Thane traffic woes
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