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Estimated to stretch over a length of 1,380 km, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is all set to be the longest expressway in the country. Connecting the national capital with the financial capital of India, the expressway would halve the time of commute between the two cities from about 24 hours to 12.5 hours, reportedly. Besides, the upcoming establishment will also reduce the distance by 130 Km, benefitting the regular commuters in a number of ways.

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Ahead of Engineer's day on Tuesday, about 150 engineers and 15,000 workers achieved a major accomplishment by completing the end to end connectivity of Maharashtra's longest twin tunnel project. Breaking all records, the project progressed rapidly, shaping up in just two years. A part of the Samruddhi Mahamarg - Mumbai to Nagpur Expressway in Maharashtra, the passage is has been developed as India's widest and fourth-largest tunnel, read reports

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In a move to strengthen the safety of women, Mumbai Police has decided to deploy a special all-women force, by the name 'Nirbhaya Squad' at every police station in the city. This decision has come in wake of the Sakinaka incident that shook up the city last week. As per reports, the women cops will undergo a 2-day training session to tackle cases of violence & crimes against women.

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The speedy monsoon winds have washed ashore the hazardous blobs of black oils as tarballs across the Mumbai and Goa coastal periphary. Several beaches in Goa, including those popular among tourists like Anjuna, have formed a black sticky carpet of tarballs raising concerns across. Reportedly, a similar phenomenon has been witnessed across some of the most prominent beaches of Mumbai as well. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has excavated more than 20,000 kg of tarballs from Juhu and Versova beaches in Mumbai this month.

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All Maharashtra colleges have been directed to commence their academic session from November 1, albeit digitally. On Monday, the State Higher and Technical Minister, Uday Samant, clarified that resumption of physical classes at educational institutes poses a high risk, especially with the impending fear of the third wave rise. The decision regarding the reopening of colleges for offline lectures will be taken as per the pandemic status in November.

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In a move to boost the connectivity of metropolitan cities with Tier 2 and 3 cities, IndiGo has decided to launch 38 daily flights in the month of September. With this initiative, the airline has tried to ensure improved accessibility of Lucknow, Mumbai and Indore from some other cities in the nation and vice versa. Out of these 38 flights, 2 will be freshly launched while 12 others will be relaunched by the airline. Additionally, the latest fleet will also consists 24 connecting flights.

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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has stepped into the foray of International and Domestic Cruise Business to tap on a new segment of the tourism industry. As per reports, the IRCTC is offering a host of curated cruise packages from Mumbai to various locations along the coastal stretch of South and West India.

A maiden move, these packages are set to attract the domestic market, including potential outbound passengers, and get them to sail away from the harbour. As per reports, pre-booking for October, November and December 2021, has already started on the IRCTC official tourism website.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to install an additional bypass at the Dahisar-check naka to decongest road traffic. Stretching for up to 9 kilometres, this route stands as one of the busiest roads in Mumbai, being in the vicinity of one of the five entries and exit points of the city. The road is extensively used by domestic and commercial vehicles, as well as for shipping cargoes towards Gujarat and Delhi.

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The Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a yellow alert for Mumbai, with forecasts of isolated heavy showers for the next 48 hours. The Mumbai city and suburbs have reportedly clocked in 25.8 and 39.4 mm of rains, respectively, in the last 24 hours. Besides, the MeT department has also predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' over Thane, Palghar and other parts of Maharashtra for the next 3-4 days.

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In a bid to strengthen commute from Mumbai to Pune and Nagpur, the projects for the construction of semi high speed train corridors have been initiated. As per reports, it is expected that the upcoming facility will reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Pune to around 90 minutes. Reportedly, Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC) Limited, a joint venture of the Railway Ministry and Maharashtra government is looking after this project.

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Mumbai's skyline is set to get a major facelift with the redevelopment of the Motilal Nagar Colony, nestled in Goregoan (West). The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the renovation proposal and issued a 'special project status' to develop the area into a micro-city. Once complete, the residential space is expected to carve out around 33,000 homes in addition to the 3,700 already existing here. The project will be moved by the state's nodal housing agency, MHADA, read reports.

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