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Citizens, traders won’t be harassed under guise of plastic ban, assures Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam

Citizens, traders won't be harassed under guise of plastic ban, assures Environment Minister
Jun 22

As Maharashtra government readies to enforce the ban on a variety of plastic items from tomorrow, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Friday said errant manufacturers will face a strong action, but common people and small traders will not be harassed. He was speaking to reporters earlier today after a review meeting with the Maharashtra Pollution […]..Read More

Most people aware of harm caused by plastic, but use it due to lack of alternatives: Study

Most people aware of harm caused by plastic, but use it due to lack of alternatives: Study
Jun 22

Most people are aware of the harmful effects of plastic on environment, but continue using it due to lack of availability of cheaper alternatives, a study said. The national study conducted by market research and analysis company Velocity MR found that 90 percent of respondents are aware of the harmful effects of plastic and 85 […]..Read More

Angry commuters bring AC local to halt at Andheri station over non-functional AC

Angry commuters bring AC local to halt at Andheri station over non-functional AC
Jun 22

Commuters travelling in the Churchgate-bound AC local pulled the chain and brought it to a halt at Andheri station on Friday morning after the train’s air-conditioning stopped working. The passengers of some coaches of the Virar-Churchgate local train said they experienced suffocation and sweating due to the non-functioning AC. “Ever since the local train left […]..Read More

Fare Hike: Taxi, auto fares in Mumbai could go up by Rs 2

Fare Hike: Taxi, auto fares in Mumbai could go up by Rs 2
Jun 22

Commuters will soon have to shell out more for intracity travel as the state transport department is set to increase the fares of taxis and autorickshaws plying in the city, most likely by Rs 2. Auto and taxi unions have been demanding a hike in fares since 2015. According to a Times of India report, […]..Read More

Western suburbs to face 2-hour power cut on Sunday

Western suburbs to face 2-hour power cut on Sunday
Jun 22

Parts of western suburbs will be without power for two hours early Sunday morning as Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) undertakes pivotal Metro construction work. According to officials, MMRDA will erect a ‘U’ girder at Thakur Complex in Kandivali for the under-construction Metro-7 project. As a result, areas between Vile Parle West and Charkop […]..Read More