Maharashtra is setting up two major facilities - a bulk drug park in Raigad and a medical equipment park - in Aurangabad. The two facilities would be linked to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).Addressing the 62nd Maharashtra Foundation Day festivities, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari spoke of the two mega projects. “The Maharashtra government has planned a bulk drug park in the Raigad district along the Delhi- Mumbai corridor. This will be set up in an area of 2,500 acres of land. Besides this, a medical equipment park had also been planned at the Auric Smart City in Bidkin near Aurangabad. This will be spread in 350 acres of land,” he said. In his address, Koshyari also spoke about the infrastructure projects in the state. The construction of the Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is near completion and will soon be partially opened for transportation, he said on the ambitious mega-project that would connect Mumbai to Nagpur.“The coastal project in Mumbai, the ring road around Pune city, the capacity building of Mumbai-Pune Expressway, construction of new road on the Khopoli-Khandala Ghat, Versova- Bandra Sea Link, Thane Creek Bridge, Greenfield Konkan Express Highway, Revas to Reddy Marine Highway, the Versova-Virar sea route project, Virar to Alibaug multi-purpose transport corridor and construction works of many such developmental projects had gained momentum,” the Governor said. On the Mumbai Metro projects, he said: “More impetus has been given to the construction of metro projects in order to strengthen the public transportation system in Mumbai. The phases of Mumbai metro railway-2A and Mumbai metro railway Line-7 had been pressed into service and the work of 14 other Metro projects is going on with greater pace,” he said.Watch the latest DH Videos here:
Services on a metro line in Mumbai, which was inaugurated on Saturday, were affected on Monday morning due to a "technical error".Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Limited (MMMOCL) said that a metro train was withdrawn from service at Magathane (station) due to a snag. "Due to technical error, train at Magathane towards Aarey has been withdrawn from service. Commuters have been accommodated in the next train. Regret the inconvenience," the MMMOCL tweeted.Magathane and Aarey stations fall under the Metro 7 line which was inaugurated on Saturday along with the 2A line by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.Metro 7 line runs between Aarey and Dahisar stations and line 2A between Dhanukarwadi and Dahisar. Watch the latest DH Videos here:
MUMBAI: Mumbai's Colaba-SEEPZ Metro rail line-3 may take another two to two-and-a-half years to complete as several works, including some part of the tunnel boring work as well construction of stations, are still pending, a senior official of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has said. Once completed, this first underground metro line of the city will provide connectivity to the city airport from south Mumbai and western suburbs, and reduce the burden on the suburban locals. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, MMRDA's metropolitan commissioner SVR Srinivas said, "Mumbai metro line 3 will take at least another two to two-and-a-half years to complete as a lot of works remain other than the depot." "Another 1.5 km-long tunnel boring work on the 33.5 km line is pending, apart from construction of the stations and other works like signalling, telecommunications, overhead wires, and control center, among other things," he added. Notably, the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government had earlier decided to shift the Metro car shed from Aarey Colony to suburban Kanjurmarg, delaying the ambitious underground metro line project. The previous BJP-led dispensation had decided to construct the car shed for the Mumbai Metro line 3 at Aarey Colony in the western suburbs, despite opposition from environmentalists and activists to the vast tree-cutting for the project. However, the present Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government took a decision to shift the car shed from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg. The Centre and the state government were locked in a tussle over the ownership of the land earmarked by the state for constructing the car depot in Kanjurmarg area. Srinivas said that the MMRDA is conducting a study to extend the Chembur -Wadala -Jacob Circle monorail corridor by another 200-250 meters for connecting it with Mumbai metro line 3. "We will take decision about it within a month," he said.
Nearly eight years after the financial capital of Mumbai got its first Metro line, two new corridors are set to be partially operational soon. The two new elevated lines are Dhanukarwadi and Aarey on Metro Line 2A , between Dahisar to DN Nagar and Metro Line 7 Dahisar East to Andheri East. The first elevated corridor, Mumbai Metro Blue Line 1, was inaugurated on June 8, 2014. This line passes through Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar - covering a dozen stations spread in 11.4 kms, thus, connecting the Eastern and Western suburbs of Mumbai. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has received the final nod from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS)."#MMRDA caresses the spirit of Mumbai! The financial capital of India getting commuter friendly. #Mumbai Metro 20 km #Metro Lines 2A and 7 getting ready for us all! MMRDA welcomes Mumbaikars,” the MMRDA said in a tweet. The Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7 would run parallel on the western suburbs of Mumbai and would reduce road congestion. The commissioning of the two lines would come as a big relief to Mumbaikars and would reduce congestion on road and suburban railway. It may be recalled, in May last year, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in presence of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat flagged off the trial runs of these two lines.
MUMBAI: After nine consecutive days of zero Covid-19 deaths, the city recorded a single fatality on Sunday. Cases in the state and city, though, continued to slide. Maharashtra reported 362 cases, its lowest in 686 days (since April 18, 2020), taking the overall count of cases to 78,68,813. Mumbai too reported cases below 50 for the first time since April 2020 when the pandemic had just begun. On Sunday, the city recorded 43 fresh cases, taking the cumulative count of cases to 10,55,997. Mumbai metro region reported only 81 positive cases with testing numbers dropping drastically. The sole death in the city was of a senior citizen who had co-morbidities. On Sunday, merely five people got hospitalised for Covid-19, civic officials said. The state saw three deaths, taking the total casualty count to 1,43,740. BMC chief IS Chahal said the city’s daily positivity rate is down to 0.2% — lowest since March 2020.
Pune: The Pune Metropolitan Region reported zero Covid-19 deaths on Sunday. A total of 163 new cases were recorded and progressive count of patients in the region is now 14,52,017. There were also 242 new recoveries. The total number of discharged patients is now 14,31,103. According to official data, the toll is at 19,682.The PMC areas on Sunday had 99 new cases, the PCMC recorded 22 and the rural administration registered 23 new patients. As for recoveries, they were the highest in PMC limits with as many as 129 patients discharged. The PCMC had 48 recovered patients and the rural administration recorded 50 discharges. According to the daily Covid-19 report from the district administration, active cases remain below 1,500 in the PMR. Out of an estimated 1,239 active cases, as many as 134 infected people were in isolation while 1,105 patients were in home quarantine.According to death reports, underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, breathing issues and heart problems had caused serious complications in patients.Overall, Maharashtra onSunday reported 362 cases, its lowest in 686 days (since April 18, 2020), taking the overall count of cases to 78,68,813. Cases are on the decline, but health experts have urged citizens to continue taking precautions.
MUMBAI: Maharashtra on Saturday reported 535 new coronavirus infections, taking the caseload to 78,68,451. With 10 persons succumbing to the viral infection, death toll reached 1,43,737, the state health department said. As many as 963 patients were discharged from hospital or recovered at home, taking the recovery tally to 77,16,674. With 76,375 samples being tested during the day, the total of Covid-19 tests carried out so far reached 7,82,14,557. As many as 454 cases of Omicron variant infection were reported from Nagpur. To date, 5,665 Omicron variant patients have been detected in the state, of which 4,733 have recovered. The recovery rate in the state is 98.07 per cent and case fatality rate is 1.82 percent. There are 4,038 active cases in Maharashtra now. Mumbai city reported 65 new cases and no deaths. The caseload of the financial capital of the country stands at 10,55,954 and death toll at 16,691. Among eight administrative divisions (each division comprising several districts), Mumbai division reported 110 coronavirus cases and seven deaths on Saturday. Nashik division reported 78 cases and two deaths, Pune division 238 cases, Kolhapur division 21 cases, Aurangabad division 19 cases, Latur division 21 cases, Akola division 28 cases and Nagpur division 20 cases and one death. Maharashtra's coronavirus figures are as follows: New cases 535, Total cases: 78,68,451, Deaths 10, Total Deaths 1,43,737, Total Recoveries 77,16,674, Active cases 4,038, Total tests 7,82,14,557, Tests today 76,375.
PUNE: Several districts have been recording zero Covid cases intermittently over the last many days and may soon become infection-free, at least for a while, state surveillance officer Dr Pradeep Awate told TOI on Thursday. Key districts that haven't had any new cases on some days are Dhule, Jalna, Latur, Hingoli, Gondia and Jalgaon. Dr Awate said the end of the third wave is likely to see a longer list of zero-caseload districts than the second wave's final weeks as active cases in Maharashtra are currently at the lowest since Covid started two years ago. The state is also reporting fewer than 500 new cases every day - a steeper drop than all previous waves. Dr Awate said, "Just like how no Covid death was reported in Maharashtra on Wednesday, for the first time since April 2020, it's possible some districts may record zero cases for some days as the state's daily positivity rate has been at 1% or less lately." He, however, added that it's unlikely these districts will see long infection-free spells as inter-district movement may lead to sporadic cases. Last year, districts such as Nandurbar, Bhandara and Wardha had seen zero active cases for several days. Districts that have touched single-digit caseloads have also reported drops in testing, but officials said that's only due to an overall reduction in disease burden. Jalna district health officer (DHO) Dr Vivek Khatgaonkar said, "Cases have been falling in both instances, when we had an average of 2,000 daily tests and when we had about 500 to 1,000 daily tests. When disease burden eases, there's an automatic drop in testing as fewer people fall sick and take a test. Despite hundreds of tests over the last few days, Jalna has four active cases currently." Dhule DHO Dr Santosh Navale said the region is still conducting 800 to 900 tests. He said, "The fall in cases is not due to less testing. Disease burden has significantly reduced because in the last eight days, we have started reporting daily cases in the range of just 0 to two."
MUMBAI: In an indication of the rapidly declining third wave, only six Covid patients needed hospitalisation in Mumbai on Friday. The city registered 78 cases and, for the eighth consecutive day, zero deaths. In the state, daily cases rose slightly to 525 even as deaths dropped to a single digit (9) on Friday as against 12 on Thursday. Dr Rahul Pandit, who is a member of the state government's task force on Covid-19, said there have been no new Covid admissions in his ICU on Friday. Only 628 (1.8%) of the 35,823 Covid beds in the city are occupied, according to the BMC update. "Things are good, but instead of relaxing we need to get back to the basics,” said Dr Pandit.
Mumbai recorded 100 new cases while the addition to the tally in Pune city was 69. (FILE)Mumbai: Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 544 COVID-19 cases, including 38 caused by the Omicron variant, taking the overall tally of infections to 78,66,924, while the death count emained unchanged at 1,43,706, a health department official said.He said 37 Omicron cases were reported from Pune and one from Aurangabad, which increased the count of infections due to the new variant to 4,771, of which 4,629 have already been discharged.The official said 9,382 samples were sent for genome sequencing, and results of 8,480 have arrived while that of 902 are awaited.A state health department bulletin said 1,007 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery count to 77,13,575, leaving the state with 5,643 active cases.It said Mumbai recorded 100 new cases while the addition to the tally in Pune city was 69.Of the eight administrative circles, Pune region recorded 194 cases, Nashik 99, Akola and Nagpur 28 each, Kolhapur 15, Latur eight and Aurangabad nine.It said 1,53,349 samples were examined in the last 24 hours, taking the overall number of cases in the state to 7,80,03,848.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe health bulletin said 45,422 people are in home isolation and 660 in institutional quarantine in the state a present.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
The Metro rail services in the satellite township of Navi Mumbai is likely start running for the public soon.The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) is executing the project.The rolling stock (coaches, electrical) of CIDCO’s Navi Mumbai Metro has been approved by the Railway Board of the Government of India on Friday.This is an important step towards starting passenger traffic.The Navi Mumbai Metro now awaits civil work inspection.“CIDCO has received the clearance of the Rolling Stock of Navi Mumbai Metro from the Railway Board. This is a very significant development towards Commissioning of Navi Mumbai Metro. Now, the clearance of the Civil part alone remains. Once the Civil Clearance of Navi Mumbai Metro is received, Phase 1, Line 1 would be ready for operations,’ said Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, CIDCO.In order to strengthen the public transport system in Navi Mumbai, CIDCO is developing four elevated routes under the Navi Mumbai Metro.The first phase of the Navi Mumbai Metro stretches from Belapur to Pendhar covering around 11 km, with 11 stations and a depot at Taloja.The MahaMetro was appointed by CIDCO to provide engineering assistance for the Belapur- Pendhar route.So far, the Metro has completed trails related to oscillation, electrical safety, emergency brakes, etc. successfully and obtained the certificates from the RSDO.The safety tests conducted by CMRS will be crucial as the certificate will allow the Navi MumbaiOn January 17th and 18th, the CMRS team conducted the safety trials on Line -1 and Taloja Depot in the presence of the Joint Managing Director of CIDCO as well as concerned officials from CIDCO and Maha Metro.Upon successful completion of the inspection of the civil work, a green signal will be given by CMRS and Railway Board to start direct passenger transport.
MUMBAI: Mumbai Metro one, which has had a snag free ride and almost 99 percent punctuality, has now emerged as a training centre for upcoming crews of Metro systems coming up in Mumbai and across Maharashtra. A Mumbai Metro One official said, "Over the years, Metro One has successfully made over 350 training modules covering subjects on metro operations, metro maintenance, ticket sales, cash management, maximization of revenue, soft skills, metro safety, metro security, customer experience, crowd management, behavioral training, customer service, conflict management, etc." Metro-1 has decided to venture into training employees of various organizations in addition to its own employees by establishing an institute â MOULD (Metro One Universe of Learning & Development). He said, "The institute trained its first batch of 25 participants from MMRDA just before pandemic. It has so far imparted training of more than 600 employees to Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Cooperation Limited (MMMOCL) - 30 batches of around 20 trainees in the field of metro operation, Marketing & Sales, induction of first-aid and fire fighting, safety, security, soft skill, train-the-trainer, etc. In the upcoming year, training like store management, signaling and telecom, specialized PST, security training for station manager etc. are in pipeline." Going forward, the institute plans to impart training employees of different organizations which are not necessarily related to running of metro services, he added. R-Infraâs Mumbai Metro One also houses a state-of-the-art simulator used for training train pilot at the initial stage of induction. This technologically advance system, is one of itâs kind in Mumbai. By using this simulator, the quality of training is enhanced while at the same time reducing training time and guaranteeing a constant high level of proficiency over the long term. Metro One plans to offer this simulator for training train pilots of upcoming metro lines.