MMRDA

  • Mumbai Metro finally set to roll; gets Railway Board's permission June 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The much-awaited Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar phase of the Mumbai metro rail has cleared the last hurdle, with the Railway Board giving the permission to start commercial operations to the operator, Anil Ambani-led Mumbai Metro One. The 11.4-km metro operations are likely to start in the next one week, as the company had...
  • India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: India's first double-decker flyover was opened for public use in this west coast megapolis and the country's commercial capital on Friday. The project - Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) - will provide a critical east-west suburban link in the city and has slashed travel time from the earlier 90 minutes to...
  • Katju defends arrested cartoonist Aseem Trivedi September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, Press Council of India chairman, on Sunday defended Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested for allegedly posting seditious content on his web portal, saying the cartoonist has done nothing illegal. "My opinion is that the cartoonist did nothing illegal. In a democracy many things are said,...
  • Mumbai: Cartoonist arrested for 'mocking Parliament' September 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Yet another cartoonist has become the victim of the ongoing policing by political parties. Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was on Sunday arrested for allegedly posting "ugly and obscene" content on his web portal. Trivedi was arrested in Mumbai and produced in a Bandra court later in the day following which he...
  • Has Mumbai rejected Anna Hazare? June 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Barely 500 people gathered for Tuesday's anti-corruption rally organised by activist Anna Hazare at the Kamgar Maidan, which has a capacity of 5,000. That's a telling testimony, given the generous outpouring of support the Gandhian had witnessed in the initial phase of his Lokpal Bill movement. "We don't call them;...
  • Mumbai: The Rs 2,700 cr monorail to nowhere May 27, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) undertook two ambitious projects, the Metro and Monorail, to solve the Mumbai commuter's woes. However, the routes selected by the planning authority have raised some serious doubts, as commuters feel that the routes pass unfrequented areas. Monorail Phase I of the Rs 2,700 crore...
  • 'Indonesia earthquake caused Mumbai flyover crack' April 14, 2012

    Mumbai: In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is used to describe how a small change at one place can result in large differences to a later state. The name of the effect is derived from the example of a hurricane’s formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly...
  • MMRDA to link monorail, suburban railway stations March 30, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has decided to construct foot over bridges (FOB) to connect monorail stations with the suburban railway stations. "The FOB will help commuters, travelling towards Wadala and further, reach for monorail without being hassled by the vehicular traffic on roads," MMRDA Joint Project Director (PR)...
  • Anna's MMRDA fast well-handled by govt: Chavan January 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said the agitation led by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in the city was "well handled" by the state government. Addressing a meeting of the District Congress Committee (DCC) chiefs and office bearers to discuss the upcoming Zilla Parishad and...
  • Anna should introspect, says Bal Thackeray December 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Anna Hazare should introspect why and due to whom his fast for a strong Lokpal bill at the MMRDA ground in Mumbai, fizzled out, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said on Friday. "Even his favourite media turned against him and are giving sensational news on how the agitation turned out...
  • Anna Hazare leaves for Ralegan Siddhi December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare broke his fast at Mumbai's MMRDA grounds, he is heading back to his village Ralegan Siddhi on Thursday. On Wednesday evening Anna called off his fast and the jail bharo agitation call over health concerns, but promised to fight on and...
  • Mumbai: A shampoo called Jan Lokpal December 29, 2011

    Mumbai: As Anna Hazare on Wednesday vowed to continue his fight for a strong Lokpal Bill, a man came along explaining the difference between the draft legislation of Team Anna and the government in a lighter vein - by selling a shampoo. Thirty four-year-old Hitesh Chavan works for a courier company....
  • Anna dodges questions, leaves stage abruptly December 28, 2011

    Anna Hazare on Wednesday walked out of a press conference at MMRDA grounds leaving Arvind Kejriwal to face the media. ...
  • Team Anna protest in Delhi fizzles out December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna's protest against a "weak" Lokpal Bill in New Delhi remained a damp squib for the second day on Wednesday and was called off abruptly after Anna Hazare ended his fast in Mumbai. The day began with just 200 people assembling at the huge Ramlila Grounds. Though the...
  • Anna ends his fast, calls off 'jail bharo' December 28, 2011

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday ended his three-day fast in less than two days and in another surprising development, also called off the 'jail bharo andolan'. Other Team Anna members, who were fasting with Hazare, also ended their fast. He also said that he will continue his agitation at...
  • UPA Govt has betrayed the people of India: Kejriwal December 28, 2011

    Arvind Kejriwal said if Congress is able to pass the Lokpal Bill then they don't have any problems with the party. ...
  • Anna to end his fast, calls off 'jail bharo' December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, Anna Hazare announced that he will end his fast on Wednesday and in another surprising development called off the 'jail bharo andolan'. He also said that he will continue his agitation at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan from December 30. Anna Hazare said that the...
  • Fast may lead to kidney failure: Anna's doctor December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Doctors on Wednesday strongly advised Anna Hazare to discontinue fast as they say it may lead to kidney failure. "His skin shows sign of dehydration. Fever is 100. Throat and chest clear. We advice him to discontinue fast as it may lead to kidney failure. Heart is normal," Doctor...
  • Some improvement in Anna's health: Doctor December 28, 2011

    Anna Hazare on Wednesday vowed to continue his fast despite health concerns. ...
  • Day 2: Crowds dwindle further at Anna's fast December 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The sprawling MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, the venue for Anna Hazare's protest fast, wore a deserted look on Wednesday with only security personnel, journalists and a handful of Team Anna activists in attendance. The mercury in Mumbai touched a 10-year low of 11.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, driving away supporters...
  • Govt's Lokpal Bill won't fight corruption: Bhushan December 28, 2011

    Team Anna on Wednesday made it clear that they were not satisfied with the Lokpal Bill that has been passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. ...
  • Anna's health a serious concern: Team Anna December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid growing concerns for his health, Anna Hazare continued his second day of his three-day fast in Mumbai on Wednesday, an aide said. The sprawling MMRDA Ground, the fast venue, wore a deserted look with only security personnel, journalists and a handful of Team Anna activists in attendance. Team Anna...
  • We urge Anna to take medicine: Manish Sisodia December 28, 2011

    Team Anna member Manish Sisodia on Wednesday gave an update on Anna Hazare's health and asked him to break his fast. ...
  • Anna's health improves, to continue fast December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's fever has come down to 100 and his pulse rate is now normal, said a Team Anna member on Wednesday. The anti-corruption activist will continue to fast. Manish Sisodia on Wednesday morning said, "We request him to break fast so that he can take medicine." Anna's health...
  • Mumbai: low turnout on day 1 of Anna's fast December 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The black flags that greeted Anna Hazare on Tuesday on the way to MMRDA ground were perhaps an indication of the lackluster support that awaited him. Team Anna had expected at least one lakh people on day One but only about 7,000 turned up. Team Anna member Kiran Bedi...
  • BJP wants to divide the country: Lalu December 27, 2011

    RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that the government's Lokpal Bill is an attack on the federal structure of the country. ...
  • Kejriwal asks Govt to withdraw 'weak' Lokpal December 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded that the government should withdraw its "weak" Lokpal Bill and enact the Jan Lokpal Bill to free the country from corruption. "The three-day protest is not aimed at undermining Parliament, but to appeal to the elected representatives to throw out the government's...
  • Anna refuses to end fast, calls for right to reject December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: On the first day of his 3-day long fast, Anna Hazare on Tuesday said his Team will campaign against the government in all the five poll bound states. "Government is betraying us. I will campaign against the government in 5 poll-bound states. It's time for us to make sacrifice...
  • Anna starts three-day fast at MMRDA ground December 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption Anna Hazare reached the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla complex in an open truck, accompanied by his team members. Amidst cheering supporters, Anna began his three-day fast in protest against a 'weak' Lokpal Bill even as Lok Sabha initiated a debate on the proposed law. Anna, who is suffering...
  • How the fast will unfold December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas will be at Mumbai grounds while comrades Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and Sanjay Singh will be in Delhi to carry out the agitation in Ramlila grounds. Anna will visit the Mahatma statue at Juhu beach in the morning...