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In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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A premium retail unit of Reliance Industries, the "Jio World Drive" Mall is set to open soon in the commercial hotspot of Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex. According to a press release issued on Thursday, the mall will span across an area of 17.5 acres and once ready, it will be the first rooftop drive-in theatre in the city. Reportedly, the mall complex will house around 72 international and Indian brands, 27 culinary outlets serving cuisines from around the world, along with an open-air weekend community market space and pet-friendly services.

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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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What once stood as a neglected dump stretch at Mahim, is now a swanky new beach in Mumbai city. Built on a budget of 4 crores, the 'Mahim Beach Beautification Projet' was inaugurated today. This seafront is the first of its kind in Mumbai and has a 30-meter-tall beach watchtower, which serves as the vantage point for the picturesque Bandra Worli Sea Link and the stunning Mumbai skyline in the vicinity.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation in Mumbai has converted the Mahim Reti Bunder into an accessible open space in Mumbai. The beachfront which was being used as a dumpyard, has now been revamped into a clean and scenic spot in the Mahim suburbs. As per reports, the port boasts of a new layer of clean sand, benches, outdoor equipment for exercising and a watchtower that looks over the vast stretch of the sea ahead.

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In a major boost to Mumbai's sanitation standards, the city got its biggest ever, 88 seater Jumbo public toiler at Juhu Gully in Andheri (West). Spread across 4,000 square feet of civic land, the two-storey restroom promises state-of-the-art facilities to around 60,000 slum dwellers in the vicinity. People can have access to free WiFI, television, a tiny botanical garden and a waiting area with a newspaper stand at a monthly subscription of just ₹60 per family!

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The government of Maharashtra commenced an unlock plan late Friday night, in which five levels have been created to manage restrictions. As per reports, there are 18 districts witnessing Level 1 unlock, 5 districts on Level 2, 10 districts on Level 3, 2 in Level 4 and the remaining will be in Level 5. Mumbai is currently on Level 2 unlock, however, the situation of each area will be assessed on a weekly basis to avoid any rise in the case tallies.

Read the full report below to know what all aspects have returned to normal functioning.

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One of India's domestic batting luminaries, right-hand batsman Amol Muzumdar was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai senior men's team, for the 2021-2022 season.

Muzumdar, Mumbai's Ranji Trophy-winning captain, was conferred with this title on Tuesday, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) mentioned in an official statement. Amid the sweeping expanse of his masterstrokes, this solid middle-order batsman is especially remembered for captaining Mumbai to Ranji Trophy triumph in 2006-07 till date.

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The board examinations for Class 10 were scheduled to take place in March, however, owing to the surge in COVID cases across the state, the Maharashtra government has cancelled them. Despite being rebuked by the Bombay High Court for their decision, the government is not changing this decision as the state has 2,89,088 active cases as yet. In a meeting on Thursday, state officials took decisions regarding promoting students and conducting Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to junior colleges.

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While the swelling second COVID wave has drenched the country with infections and posed several trials for the commoners, Mumbai's Dabbawalas are going an extra mile to help the needy. Bestowing the word 'selflessness' with an all-new meaning, they have once again plunged into action to feed the hungry hordes but this time, they are distributing meals at COVID care centres and hospitals. This segment of the Maximum City has been constantly facing the consequences of a stretched lockdown, which includes extreme financial deprivation, however, these Dabbawalas have prioritized humanity over everything.

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Bringing some respite from the dreadful second wave of the COVID pandemic, Mumbai's daily infection tally remained below the 6k-mark for the second day in a row. With 5,542 new patients on Sunday, a significant dip was witnessed in Mumbai while the state's tally climbed up by an enormous 66,191. Alarmingly, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of fatalities on Sunday, with 832 victims succumbing to the highly contagious virus.

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