Month: September 2017

Mumbai: MMRC awards Aarey shed contract, despite NGT ban

Mumbai: MMRC awards Aarey shed contract, despite NGT ban

It seems that the Metro authorities know something that the rest of the city does not. It is common knowledge that construction in the Aarey forest colonies is not allowed, unless the Green National Court (NGT) is lifting its ban.

However, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) announced Thursday that it had awarded the contract for the construction of the subway station in Aarey 3 car and that work would begin after the monsoon.

Authorities also said that to save the trees, they have prepared a revised design of the car deposit, which will help save 1,073 trees. However, until 3130 trees will be affected, some will be destroyed, while others will be transplanted.

Authorities were unable to confirm the exact number of trees to be destroyed. It should be noted that toll axis is even larger than the original number of 2294 trees cited by MMRC.

This heavy burden on trees and biodiversity in the Aarey green pocket is why the militants had moved against the NGT car deposit plans.
Meanwhile, the NGT has issued an order to maintain the Aarey status quo and prohibits any construction activity there.

Director (Projects) and Acting Director General, MMRC, SK Gupta said: “We are delighted to award the contract for civil works for the construction of a self-service station Aarey.The contractor is mobilizing equipment and labor, and civil work Should start soon. ”
An MMRC official told this document that, at the end of the monsoon, it is also expected that the final commanders in the NGT trial. “We are positive and believe that NGT orders will be in our favor, because the project is in the highest public interest.”

At a press conference during BKC’s former MMRDA administration building, Metro authorities announced that it had awarded the final contract for public works at the Delhi-based M / s Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt Ltd, which also worked In Deposits of Delhi and Lucknow Meters.

Offers for the construction of the car depot, subway station, workshop buildings and underground passageways for vehicles along the Marol-Maroshi road and related works were invited in January 2017.

The cost of the awarded work is Rs 328 crore and civil work must be completed within 2.5 years of its start.

MMRC officials also said that they take special measures to make the car deposit also environment-friendly as possible, with solar lighting. 70 percent of the surface deposits will not be pavers, so that rainwater can seep into the soil and help maintain the level of groundwater.

Chandrapur tigress will not be shot, rules High Court

Chandrapur tigress will not be shot, rules High Court

In what can be described as a major blow in the forest department, Nagpur court of the Bombay Supreme Court overturned the Ministry’s order to shoot a tiger who has declared himself a “problem animal” to kill and wound several people.

On June 23, the Chief Conservative of the Forests (Wildlife) and the head of the Provisional Government of Wildlife, AK Mishra gave the order, after which three teams were made to track the animal; The C-60 Maharashtra police commands were also invited by veterinarians and tranquilizing experts.

Nature lovers involved
After the news that the tiger could be converted to social networking sites, nature lovers have criticized the forest department, and one of them, Dr. Jerryl Avinash Banait, approached the Nagpur bank to Bombay Supreme Court Requesting that the order be canceled.

To the wildlife lovers of Nagpur, said: “On Friday, the court overturned the order of the forest department to shoot the tiger, is declared as” problem animals “, the Brahmapuri area.

The court address is a slap in the face of the forest department, which does not follow the guidelines and basic rules before making a statement about a tiger. We hope that at least the forest department does adequate research before doing something like that.

Just soothing
According to the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the identity of the animal must be obtained through a committee created for this purpose by trapping cameras or direct observations or kneading mark impressions, and the hair samples and scat for The profiling of DNA.

If you hear the means to oppose the action of shooting, the court noted that the Department had not complied with these guidelines.

Speaking in the middle of the day, Mishra said: “The Honorable Supreme Court overturned the firing order, but it did reassure the tiger.” All three teams made animal and look, and trap cameras have also been established.

Blue Whale Challenge Game : 17-year-old Russian girl arrested for “fatal suicide”

 

The Russian police invaded his home and published a video showing portraits of Russian psychology student Philip Budeikin who confessed to inventing the game and is currently in prison, reported Hindustan Times.

The girl, also known as the “death group manager”, was originally a player who did not complete the Blue Whale Challenge and would have invented the 50 stages in the horrible game that ends up being suicide, according to India today.

arrested for a game of suicide

A 17-year-old Russian girl, alleged administrator of the deadly blue whale Suicide Game Challenge adventure, was detained in the Khabarovsk Krai region in southeastern Russia.

According to the subway, the girl was tasked to create the 50 challenges they learned and forced the “players” into the game to inflict their own damage, culminating in suicide. The report said Colonel Irina Volk of the Russian Ministry of the Interior said: “This administrator was sending particular, often fatal, tasks to each of several dozen members of the group. their relatives for not accomplishing the tasks. ”
The Russian police invaded his home and published a video showing portraits of Russian psychology student Philip Budeikin who confessed to inventing the game and is currently in prison, reported Hindustan Times.

The girl, also known as the “death group manager”, was originally a player who did not complete the Blue Whale Challenge and would have invented the 50 stages in the horrible game that ends up being suicide, according to India today.
The police video showed the unnamed daughter unnoticed at home while authorities searched her property and found drawings and sketches related to suicide, according to News18.

The Blue Whale Challenge is a 50-day deadly game that requires players to complete tasks by an anonymous “manager”. The “manipulator” asks players to cause their damage, resulting in suicide. Some of the tasks include awakening at odd hours to watch a horror film to carve a blue whale in the body. It is believed that fatal gambling has caused nearly 100 deaths in the United States, China and other countries.

The game also made inroads in India. It emerged when a 14-year-old boy in Mumbai committed suicide after leaving a seven-story building.

More recently, Vignesh, a 19-year-old university student from Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, committed suicide on Wednesday, hanging in his home to authorities who linked him to the Blue Whale Challenge. According to his suicide note, Vignesh wrote: “The blue whale is not a game, once you enter, you can not go out.” The police also found the image of a carved whale in Vignesh’s left hand with a “blue whale” beneath it.

Such cases have also emerged in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. States have advised schools, teachers and parents to advise children about the risk of these dangerous online games.

Plan for Mumbai’s next big business hub in western suburbs is back on track

Plan for Mumbai’s next big business hub in western suburbs is back on track

After the initial obstacles and a correction of the course by the government, the plan of Minister Debendra Fadnavis to create a business district in Oshiwara seems to be back on track.

The business district project in the western suburbs grew after the urban development department of the state-modified notification to promote the development of mixed users Oshiwara, bringing in half the additional floor space index (ISP) for construction Of housing last November.

“Oshiwara Center District (ODC) is a flow field project, so development depends on the initiative of existing owners.

After the state decided to promote FSI up to 4 business units and up to 3 for residential use, we have now received a good response from developers of residential and commercial units here, “said MMRDA commissioner Madan UPS.

Madan said that with the response and requests of the owners interested, ODC will house 20,000 additional homes, in addition to generating employment at 2.5 lakh.

This commercial enclave will house a mix of information technology and BPO units, as well as those related to the entertainment industry and retail units, including shopping malls and restaurants.

The additional FSI is acquired by paying the Government a premium of 60% of the market value of the land, Madan reported.

FSI is an urban planning tool used by the state to promote development. Refers to the relationship between the constructed area and the total plot size and generally indicates how a developer can build.

Plans for an ODC was almost canceled last year after the planning agency – the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (MMRDA) – said the state government there is no demand for business units in the plot proposed 102 hectares.

The state department of urban development subsequently modified its initial notification to consume 50% of ISPs to 3 for residential units are consumed by trade and 50% of FSIs up to 4 business units used for housing construction.

The state expects the development of mixed users to bring a different character to Oshiwara, different from BKC and Nariman Point, companies oriented to a large extent. Property prices in the city have increased by 30% over the past year with the real estate market price here from Rs15,000 per square foot.

With a new suburban train station and Subway Corridor 2 through Oshiwara, connectivity for this business area is also unlikely to be a problem, said MMRDA officials.

The big question is whether Oshiwara joint development really can generate many jobs and accommodate as many offices as the authorities are waiting against the thousands of homes it is likely to create.