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Explained: Why local people want Navi Mumbai airport to be named after DB Patil, not Bal Thackeray
The Indian Express | 2 days ago
The Indian Express
2 days ago

Thousands of protesters were marching to the CIDCO headquarters in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, on Friday (June 24) to press their demand to name the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport after local hero D B Patil.The Navi Mumbai International Airport, said to be one of the largest greenfield airport projects in the world, is being built in Panvel. The airport, which is aimed at easing congestion at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, is proposed to be named after Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray.The protestsLarge protests have been continuing sporadically for almost a year now in Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Thane, and Palghar districts against a proposal to name the Navi Mumbai airport after Thackeray.In December 2020, Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde — the leader of the ongoing rebellion against Shiv Sena boss and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray — had written to the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) asking it to propose that the airport be named after Bal Thackeray. CIDCO followed through on Shinde’s letter.According to local people however, political leaders had, from the very beginning, agreed that the airport would be named after D B Patil — and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was aware of this. And yet, the government had, suddenly and without consulting local people, decided to name the airport after Thackeray, they say.The Navi Mumbai Airport All Party Action Committee, a group formed by the protesters, has threatened to stall work on the greenfield airport, if their demand is not met.D B PatilDinkar Balu Patil, also known as D B Patil, was born in Jasai, a village in the Uran taluka of Raigad district. He was associated with the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP).Born into a farmer’s family, Patil did his LLB in 1951 and, a year later, won an election to the Kolaba district local board. He then represented Panvel in the Maharashtra Assembly for five terms between 1957 and 1980.He was also the MP from Kolaba in 1977 and 1984, as well as a member of the Legislative Council in 1992. He was Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly from 1972 to 1977, and then again in 1982-83.He was arrested during the Emergency in 1975.In high regardPatil led several protests for farmers and land owners in Panvel district when CIDCO acquired land in the area in the 1970s and 1980s. During a massive protest in 1984, four farmers were killed, which eventually forced the state government to bring in the 12.5 per cent developed land scheme for local farmers, which is now applicable across the state.Patil fought for the villagers of the Uran area when their land was acquired for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), and led the protest even while he was in an ambulance at the age of 86. Patil died in 2012 at the age of 87.“Whenever there was an issue that troubled farmers, workers, or landowners, Patil would lead the protest for their welfare and fight for them. It is because of him that thousands of land owners and farmers got justice and their rights. The welfare of the people was uppermost on his mind,” Dashrath Patil, president of the Navi Mumbai Airport All Party Action Committee, had told The Indian Express in August last year.“He sacrificed his life fighting for the rights of land owners, workers, farmers, and other communities in the region. It is important that the airport project should be dedicated to the leader who has worked on the land where the airport is being built now,” he said.Newsletter | Click to get the day’s best explainers in your inboxApart from farmers and landowners, Patil also fought for the rights of OBCs.Prashant Thakur, the BJP MLA from Panvel, told The Indian Express: “So far no major project in Navi Mumbai or Raigad district has been dedicated to the late D B Patil who fought all his life for the welfare of the farmers of the region where the airport is being built.“Balasaheb Thackeray’s name has already been given to the Sammrudhi Highway and hence it would be appropriate that the airport is named after Patil. The government should not ignore the demands of the locals.”

Explained: Why local people want Navi Mumbai airport to be named after DB Patil, not Bal Thackeray
Leaders from Mumbai Cong to be considered for BMC poll tickets
The Indian Express | 2 weeks ago
The Indian Express
2 weeks ago

The AICC secretary in charge of Maharashtra, HK Patil, has asked the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) to consider members of the Mumbai Congress for tickets for the BMC polls that are likely to be held in October this year.MRCC working president Charansingh Sapra said, “We have been told to seek willingness from probable candidates.”MRCC president Bhai Jagtap said, “We are printing out forms seeking the willingness of candidates. We will start this exercise from Wednesday. Now things are much clearer after the lottery on which wards are to be reserved for what categories. We will focus on analysing the performance of our prospective tickets before allotting tickets.”The Congress’s organisational elections for Mumbai have been delayed as the AICC is yet to give its concurrence to fighting the polls in 236 wards. The BMC had 227 wards earlier but the state has since sanctioned the number of wards to be increased to 236 citing the rise in Mumbai’s population. However, since the MRCC are still allowed to contest 227 wards, it has sought permission of the AICC to fight on all 236 wards. A letter to this effect was sent in March and the permission is still awaited. We will get a clearance soon,” Jagtap said.In the MRCC’s Navsankalp Shivir, which was held at Shedung, near Panvel, on June 5 and 6, a political group headed by Sapra suggested that to counter the BJP’s ‘communal’ agenda, Congress leaders and workers at every level should launch a ‘Sarva Dharma Sambhav’ campaign.The group was of the opinion that Congress’s traditional voter base has drifted over the last few years. A paper released by Sapra said the Mumbai Congress must leave no stone unturned to repair and rebuild its connection with citizens from various communities such as Uttar Bhartiya (UP, Bihar, Jharkhand), Rajasthanis, Tamils, Telugu speakers, Malayalis, Kannadigas, Christians, Dalits and Muslims.Concern was raised about outfits having an ‘extremist agenda’ such as the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which, according to the Congress, aids polarisation at the other end of the communal spectrum. Such outfits act as enablers for the BJP and a well thought-out strategy needs to be devised and implemented at the ground level to tackle this, the paper said.Though most Mumbai Congress leaders are in favour of the party going it alone in the BMC polls, the political group said in line with the guidelines of the Udaipur NavSankalp declaration, the Congress can work on stitching up alliances with like-minded parties. In dire times such as this, the primary reason to forge such an alliance is to keep the pseudo-national and communal forces at bay, it said. But such alliances should not be effected at the expense of the party’s values and interests, the MRCC paper said, adding that while making alliances, the party’s presence and organisational strength across blocks should be given primary importance and the advice of AICC leaders should be sought at each level. On this, Jagtap said, “We will contest the BMC polls alone. The Panvel shivir was a replica of Udaipur shivir.” 

Leaders from Mumbai Cong to be considered for BMC poll tickets
Maharashtra: Gujarat truck driver held for cooking up robbery story, stealing iron pipes consignment to repay debt
Times of India | 3 weeks ago
Times of India
3 weeks ago

NAVI MUMBAI: Khandeshwar police has arrested a 42-year-old truck driver hailing from Gujarat for lodging a false police complaint by cooking up a story that on May 10, he was robbed by two men on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, after the duo took lift from him near Panvel and threatening him with knives they decamped with his truck loaded with consignment of iron pipes for construction site. Subhash Kokate, senior inspector of Khandeshwar informed that the complainant Umesh Kadam, a resident of Vapi, Gujarat, who is now the accused, had registered a FIR of robbery at Kanpurbawdi police station in Thane by claiming that two robbers posing as tourist guides had taken lift in his goods-laden truck near Panvel on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, while he was travelling from Pune towards Gujarat. The duo men requested Kadam to drop them. Kadam claimed that after reaching near Saket bridge in Thane, the two men threatened him with knives and decamped with his goods-laden truck." He said, " As the crime started in the jurisdiction of Khandeshwar police station, the case was transferred here. We scanned several CCTV camera footages from Panvel till Thane, but the complainant Kadam's truck was not spotted anywhere on the route. Hence, Kadam was suspected to have cooked up a robbery story, as the technical evidence had nailed his lies." Inspector Kokate said, "Kadam was detained for enquiry and when grilled, he confessed to have lodged a false police complaint and that he had sold the iron pipes consignment for his personal gains, as he was debt-ridden. We have recovered the tempo worth Rs 4.62 lakhs and also the sold iron pipes worth Rs 3.80 lakhs. After arresting the accused Kadam, we have invoked section 407 of the IPC for criminal breach of trust by a carrier."

Maharashtra: Gujarat truck driver held for cooking up robbery story, stealing iron pipes consignment to repay debt
Mumbai man held for circulating, stocking child pornography on social media
Times of India | 2 months ago
Times of India
2 months ago

MUMBAI : A 23-year-old student has been arrested here for allegedly circulating, stocking and distributing child pornography through messaging application on Instagram, police said on Thursday. Piyush Satish More, a resident of Panvel in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, was apprehended on Tuesday by a team from Nodal Cyber police station of Maharashtra Cyber, an official said. More had created an account on Instagram under fake identity to circulate, stock and distribute pornographic content for money, he said. The police have seized the accused's mobile phone, which contains several such videos, he said, adding that some financial transactions related to the content were found in his bank account. An FIR under relevant sections the IPC and Information Technology Act has been registered and further probe is on, the official said.

Mumbai man held for circulating, stocking child pornography on social media
  • Maharashtra: Panvel youth held for selling child porn online, say cops
  • Times of India

    Mumbai: A 25-year-old Panvel resident who allegedly used to upload clips of child pornography and sell them on the internet has been arrested by the Maharashtra cyber police.Police arrested Kumar Piyush Satish More under Indian Penal Code sections of Obscene Act and Information Technology Act. The complaint was filed by the partner organisation Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation of Indian Child Protection Fund. The complaint addressed to the Maharashtra cyber office regarding the provision of information and detection technology services for the prevention of sexual cyber crime as well as the distribution of videos, links regarding child pornography on digital platforms. During investigations it transpired that somebody was selling the pornographic material on Telegram app.Police track the account to Anal D’Suza. His account details led police to links to pornographic sites particularly child pornography. On clicking the site police found video clips of child pornography and it stated that if one wants to get access to it he should pay Rs1,000. On request within two days the handler sent a mobile number having payment linked to a mobile number. Police tracked down the number linked to the payment links.“These accounts were linked to a bank account which was in the name of Piyush More. No sooner did we send the money the accused sent around 200 videos related to child pornography. We tracked More to Panvel in Navi Mumbai and arrested him,” said an officer. Police recovered a mobile phone, two SIM cards and one memory card containing pornographic material. Police believe that More was part of a bigger group involved in child pornography.The police said that they want to know the number of people the pornographic material had been sold to by the accused person.

Maharashtra govt nixes 9-acre Cidco land grant to BJP MLAs kin
Times of India | 2 months ago
Times of India
2 months ago

NAVI MUMBAI: The state urban development department has cancelled the allotment of 35,780 sq metres (roughly nine acres) of developed land in Sector 26 A of Pushpak Nagar near the Navi Mumbai International Airport to the wife and uncle of Panvel BJP MLA Prashant Thakur. The land was allocated under the 22.5% land compensation policy for project affected persons (PAPs) when Prashant Thakur was the chairman of Cidco. His wife and uncle were declared as PAPs when over 22.71 hectares of land was acquired by Cidco from the MLA’s family members in Masai village. The MLA could not be reached for comment and did not respond to calls and text messages despite several attempts. Many PAPs, who are yet to receive their share of developed land from Cidco, had opposed the allotment to Thakur’s family members. Some alleged that the land acquired from the Thakur family did not fall under the 22.5% scheme, as it was not acquired for the airport project. TOI , had first reported on this issue in its August 25, 2020 edition ("Kin of ex-Cidco chairman beneficiaries of developed land.”) Cidco had acquired over 22.71 hectares of land in Jasai village from Varsha Prashant Thakur and Krishna Changu Thakur, wife and uncle of Thakur respectively without specifying any projects. The Jasai land is far from the airport. However, 358 plots collectively measuring almost nine acres were allotted to the duo under the 22.5% scheme (specially meant for the airport project). Urban development department desk officer Laxmikant Jadhav, in his cancellation order, has reasoned that the land allocation decision was not taken in the meeting of Cidco board directors as per the rule. “The Cidco VC&MD took the decision instead of the board of directors,’’ it said. “The land allocation has been cancelled,” confirmed Priya Ratambe, public relations officer, Cidco. "Criminal conspiracy, damage to public property, disqualification and termination proceedings should be initiated against the Panvel MLA as his family members got undue favour,’’ said activist Anarjit Chauhan. "The decision to allocate the plots to a serving MLA cum Chairman of Cidco amounts to conflict of interest.,” said Rajeev Mishra, another activist. NCP state general secretary Prashant Patil had complained to the CM on September 9, 2020, seeking cancellation of the allotment. Finally, the CM office had forwarded the complaint to Cidco.

Maharashtra govt nixes 9-acre Cidco land grant to BJP MLAs kin
Central Railway earns Rs 2.48 crore from film shoots in FY22
Deccan Herald | 3 months ago
Deccan Herald
3 months ago

The iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continues to be the most preferred film shooting location for Indian filmmakers.The Mumbai-headquartered Central Railway earned over Rs 2.48 crore in this financial year 2021-22 by offering its various premises and rail coaches for film shootings. This is the highest ever revenue earned by Central Railway (CR) in any financial year. The Central Railway earned the highest revenue of Rs 1.27 crore from the feature film 2 Brides shot at Yeola, Kanhegaon stations while shooting in a special train for 18 days.Another feature film shot at Adarki Railway Station with a special train for nine days fetched Rs 65.95 lakh.Around 10 films, including six feature films, two web series, one short film and an advertisement were shot at different Central Railway locations by various filmmakers and production houses. Four films, including a film starring Arshad Warsi and Chitrangada Singh titled Moder Love – Cutting Chai, were shot at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.Besides Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, stations like Apta, Panvel, Wathar, Satara, Lonavla, Khandala, Matheran and railway yards like Turbhe and Wadi Bunder are also preferred film shooting locations. The other film shooting locations are the old Wadi Bunder yard, Adarki railway station near Satara, Yeola, Kanhegaon stations between Manmad and Ahmednagar, Dadar, Mulund RPF ground and the attractive hill stations for Mumbaikars, the Matheran railway station.Despite the Covid-19 restrictions in the initial six months of this financial year, the Central Railway with its seamless process attracted production houses to use its location for film shooting and generated this record revenue.Despite stringent Covid-19 restrictions during the last financial year, 2020-21, the Central Railway's revenue stood at Rs 41.16 lakh.CR General Manager Anil Kumar Lahoti said:  "Thanks to our popular locations like Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station, the old Wadi Bunder yard, Wathar near Satara and the Apta station in Panvel and also the initiatives to grant permission without any hassles to the production houses enabled us to earn record  revenue from film shoots" ."Many box office hit films were shot over Central Railway like Slum Dog Millionaire, Kaminey, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ra-one, Raavan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Dilwale Dulaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dabangg, Darbaar, Rang de Basanti, Baaghi, Khaki, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and many others hit films were shot over the years,” CR Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said.The permission for the film shooting is granted by the Public Relations Department of CR. Recently, to expedite the film shooting permission, a single window system was introduced/ Watch the latest DH Videos here:

Central Railway earns Rs 2.48 crore from film shoots in FY22
  • Maharashtra: Central Railway makes Rs 2.5 crore from film shoots
  • Times of India

    MUMBAI: This financial year, the central railway has earned more than Rs 2.48 crore — highest ever — by offering various premises and rail coaches for film shooting. “Around 10 films were shot, including, six feature films, two web series, one short film, and an advertisement across different CR locations,” said chief PRO Shivaji Sutar. Out of the total amount earned, the highest revenue of Rs 1.27 crore was made from feature film, 2 Brides, shot at Yeola, Kanhegaon stations with shooting special Train for 18 days. Another feature film shot at Adarki Railway Station for nine days fetched Rs. 65.95 lakh. Other locations used for shooting include, old Wadi Bunder yard, Adarki railway station near Satara, Yeola, Kanhegaon stations between Manmad and Ahmednagar, Dadar, Mulund RPF ground and Matheran Railway station.

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 4 months ago
Times of India
4 months ago

MUMBAI: A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his 77-year-old grandfather in Wadala over Rs 5,000. The city crime branch arrested Sushant Satpute from Panvel railway station and handed him over to officials of Wadala police station. According to the police, the incident took place on Wednesday when Sushant and the grandfather, Laxman Ghuge, were at home. A few months ago, Sushant had borrowed Rs 5,000 from his grandfather, promising to return the money soon. “Sushant was jobless and into drugs. That day, the grandfather demanded that he return the money. This led to a heated argument. Sushant took a stick and hit the old man black and blue. He then locked the door and fled,” said senior inspector Sashikant Pawar. When Sushant’s grandmother, Vimala, got home, she opened the door of the house and found her husband lying in a pool of blood. She immediately took help of neighbours and took him to KEM Hospital where the elderly man narrated what had happened and named Sushant. A case of attempt to murder was initially registered at Wadala police station. After the grandfather died on Saturday, the murder charge was invoked and the police started looking for Sushant. “We learnt that Sushant could not survive without drugs and formed teams to nab him. Our teams fanned out from Masjid railway station up to till Vashi. On Saturday, one of the teams found him in the CCTV footage of Panvel railway station and started looking for him. On Sunday, our team nabbed him from Panvel,” said deputy commissioner of police (crime) Neelotpal.s Police said that Sushant was initially a bright child but after his mother remarried, he was disturbed and fell into bad company. He started consuming drugs and left college after class 11.

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 5 months ago
Times of India
5 months ago

MUMBAI: The Shivaji Nagar police, probing the gangrape of a 20-year-old woman in Govandi, arrested the fourth accused, a 19-year-old, from Panvel where he was hiding near his father's workplace and preparing to flee the state to avoid arrest. Three persons, two of them minors, were arrested on Saturday. The woman, working for a catering firm, was raped by four men in Govandi's Shivaji Nagar area when she was returning home around 4am on Friday, said a police officer, requesting anonymity. Police said the four accused spotted the woman near the old BEST depot and one of the men, who knew her, questioned her about returning home late. He told her he wanted to talk to her and took her to an empty house's mezzanine floor. His friends followed them and they took turns to rape her before fleeing. Police said that when the woman tried to scream for help, the men gagged her. The traumatised girl called the police over the phone and lodged a complaint. Police sent the woman to Rajawadi Hospital for medical examination and formed teams to nab the accused. Detection officer Dhanajay Deodikar and officers Navnath Kale, Dnyaneshwar Patil and sub-inspector Bansode arrested a 20-year-old tempo driver and a minor from Dongri, and another minor from Shivaji Nagar. On learning that the fourth accused was hiding near his father's workplace in Panvel, a team reached there and arrested him on Sunday. "He went to Panvel thinking he would get shelter and flee to another state to avoid arrest," said the police officer. The two minors have been sent to Dongri children's remand home, and the other two accused have been remanded in police custody till January 28. (The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 6 months ago
Times of India
6 months ago

NAVI MUMBAI: The Panvel taluka police have registered an FIR against the owner of Khopoli Bikaner Sweets shop located in Khopoli, after 20 residents of Ritghar village in Panvel taluka suffered ‘food poisoning’ on consuming dudhi halwa from the shop. A 10-month-old and seven other children are among those who fell ill. The sweet was purchased from the shop by a local woman on Friday and, the next day, she distributed it at the village temple for Datta Jayanti celebrations. Investigating officer, API Vivek Bhoir of Panvel taluka said, “The complainant Bhavana Bhopi had purchased 25kg of dudhi halwa from Khopoli Bikaner Sweets and distributed it to scores of villagers at the local temple for Datta Jayanti celebrations. As of now, only 20 villagers have reported vomiting and dysentery, alleging food poisoning. Among the affected children, a 10-month-old boy has been hospitalised. But, the infant is out of danger, the doctors have informed.” Nineteen others were discharged with medicines, said Bhoir, adding that they have taken a sample of the sweet and sent it to the Kalina forensic lab. The shop owner has been booked under sections 273 and 336 of the IPC.

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Deccan Herald | 6 months ago
Deccan Herald
6 months ago

At least 1,349 people have travelled from foreign countries to Maharashtra's Raigad in the last eight days, and the district health department is keeping a watch on them in light of the emergence of Omicron, the new variant of coronavirus, an official said on Saturday.While the Covid-19 test reports of these travellers have come out negative, they have been advised to remain under home quarantine, district health officer Dr Sudhakar More said. Of the 1,349 travellers, 594 arrived in Panvel, 150 in Mangaon, 116 in Panvel rural, 105 in Mahad, 83 in Shrivardhan, 170 in Mhasala, 28 in Alibaug, among other parts of the district, he said.The airport authority has been regularly sharing the details of passengers with the local administration for monitoring purposes, the official added.Check out latest DH videos here

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 6 months ago
Times of India
6 months ago

NAVI MUMBAI: The Ratnagiri city police superintendent’s office has transferred a two-year-old sexual harassment case to Panvel GRP on Tuesday, wherein the accused man from Kerala had allegedly passed vulgar comments and behaved indecently with his 55-year-old woman colleague, who is also from Kerala, while they were travelling in an express train. The incident had taken place in the Jamnagar-Tirunelveli express (Train number 19578) on July 21, 2019, when the train had reached Panvel railway station at around 4 pm. The victim and the accused man are colleagues in a private company in Kerala, informed Sambhaji Katare, senior inspector of Panvel GRP. Inspector Katare said, “The complainant woman residing in Kollam, Kerala, had boarded the Jamnagar-Tirunelveli express train at Ahmedabad at 3 pm. She was seated on berth number 57 of the compartment in B-coach of the express train, while the accused man was travelling in the same compartment. When the train crossed Panvel railway station, a verbal spat ensued between the woman and the accused man after an argument related to their office work. Hence, the accused looking at the woman had allegedly passed vulgar comments and behaved indecently with her. As the woman claimed that she felt offended by the accused’s vulgar comments on her, after reaching Ratnagiri, she submitted her complaint letter at the office of police superintendent of Ratnagiri city, accusing her colleague of sexual harassment. Inspector Katare said, “After two years, on November 24, 2021, the case was transferred to DCP (central zone) of Mumbai GRP. As the incident took place in the express train when it departed from Panvel railway station, the complainant was forwarded by GRP Mumbai to Panvel GRP. Subsequently, on December 6, we registered an FIR against the accused, who has been booked under IPC Section 354(A)(1)(iv) for physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures and making sexually coloured remarks and thereby shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment along with Section 294(b) (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place) of the IPC." He said, "For further probe, the accused and victim will be either summoned to the Panvel GRP outpost or our Personnel will visit their residences in Kerala for inquiry.”

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 6 months ago
Times of India
6 months ago

MUMBAI: Local train commuters on the Harbour line will be able to travel in air-conditioned (AC) comfort from Wednesday when 12 AC train services will be launched on the line. Also, all services from CSMT and Panvel that used to run up to Andheri will now be extended to Goregaon from the same day. Central Railway (CR) general manager Anil Kumar Lahoti made this announcement on Sunday. The first AC train service on Harbour line will operate in the morning from Vashi to CSMT. Sanpada resident Akshay Sawant, a regular train commuter, said this is good news for daily office-goers. “So far, only the Main and Trans-Harbour lines had AC services. Now those on the Harbour line can travel from Navi Mumbai to south Mumbai in AC comfort,”he said. The AC train will operate from Monday through Saturday. On Sundays and other holidays, it will be replaced by non-AC trains. Based on demand, the AC train services could be increased and also run on holidays, officials said. The final fare chart for daily tickets and passes on Harbour line will be released on Monday, an official said, adding that the Harbour line had been given the clearance to run AC trains more than a year ago, but the plan was delayed due to the two lockdowns. The total daily services on Harbour line will be 614 while Transharbour will operate 262 services.

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 7 months ago
Times of India
7 months ago

MUMBAI: Central Railway (CR) has decided to extend all its CSMT-Andheri and Panvel-Andheri services till Goregaon, thus allowing more passengers to travel by the Harbour line. Currently, 21 pairs or 42 services run between CSMT and Goregaon and 9 pairs or 18 services between Panvel and Goregaon. A senior official said, “We are working on a new timetable, according to which the existing 22 pairs of services that run between CSMT and Andheri will be extended till Goregaon from December. Similarly, 9 more pairs of services that run between Panvel and Andheri will be extended as well.” There will be the added operational benefit of running all Harbour services on the Western Railway route from Goregaon instead of Andheri. Earlier, there was a terminating platform, beyond which the trains did not run on the Harbour line at Andheri. Now, since the line has been extended, there is no terminating platform at Andheri. Operating Andheri services means the trains first run on the down track and then have to be brought on the up track to travel towards CSMT. This also keeps one platform occupied, thus blocking movement of trains. More Goregaon services would mean that not only passengers at this station but those from Jogeshwari, Ram Mandir and even Malad can use the trains. If a significant number of commuters from Malad-Goregaon shift to Goregaon locals, there would be more relief to Borivli and Kandivli commuters as they can get adequate space in their dedicated services. Harbour line services were extended till Goregaon on March 29, 2018. Not all services were extended till Goregaon though, due to crew management issues as trains are operated by both CR and WR. Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has now firmed up plans to extend the Harbour line till Borivli. Work is expected to start soon as tenders are likely to be floated in a few weeks. The Harbour line’s extension till Borivli has been planned under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project 3A at a cost Rs 825. 6 crore. This project will be executed by WR and the entire corridor will come up on the western side of the existing tracks. Malad station on the proposed Harbour line extension will be at an elevated level.

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