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Rename railway station names with colonial imprints: Shiv Sena

Rename railway station names with colonial imprints: Shiv Sena
15 Mar 2017
  • On Tuesday, the Shiv Sena sought the renaming of 5 of Mumbai's railway stations, suggesting that they all have colonial imprints.
  • Arvind Sawant, a member of Shiv Sena said that the Mumbai Central station should be renamed after Jagannath Shankar Seth, known for his contribution towards Victoria Terminus (now CST) station.
  • To read more about what's happening in Mumbai, tap in!

  • Sustained losses leave BEST employees without salaries
    Public Transport
  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation controlled BEST is currently facing a cash crunch due to slipping revenues and sustained losses.
  • The employees haven't received their salaries for the month of March; they're paid their salaries on the 10th of every month.
  • According to reports, the BEST management is in talks with Canara Bank to raise money in order to pay its employees.

  • India's oldest economics department rechristened
    Education
  • Bombay School of Economics, the oldest Economics department in the country will now be known as the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy.
  • In 1921, it was just one of the departments of Mumbai University; now, it plans to augment its course-offerings.
  • According to the Department's director, centres for applied economic research and training, public policy and quantitative finance will be set up.

  • South Mumbai sees cops lax in solving cases
    Crime
  • According to data, less than 65% of house break-ins, theft and robbery cases were solved by the police department.
  • Out of 4,385 such cases reported in 2016, arrests were made only in 2,790.
  • However, according to the police, the number of cases registered in South Bombay have decreased from 2015; patrolling too, has been upped.
  • Out of these, theft was the most common crime.

  • Thane Municipal Transport launches mobile app
    TMT
  • Meenakshi Shinde, the Mayor of Thane on Tuesday inaugurated a live tracking system for TMT buses called 'whereismytmtbus.'
  • This app will not only update commuters about buses for their destinations, but also provide an expected time of arrival, nearest bus stop and the fare for the route.
  • The app also extends facilities like booking tickets and renewing bus passes for commuters.

  • Pathetic services, but BMC sits on crores of Rupees
    BMC
  • According to reports, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has altogether stored approximately Rs. 61,510crore in fixed-deposits in 31 banks (including 4 private banks) as of 31st January, 2017.
  • According to the average interest rate of 7.41%, the annual interest for the fixed deposit comes up to Rs. 4,500crore.
  • Despite being cash rich, the civic services and infrastructure offered by BMC have deteriorated over time.



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