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Mithi River's pollution level to now be in check with the construction of two tunnels!

Alongside, another proposal has been cleared, wherein oxygen plants will be installed at 10 locations across the city.

As per a proposal passed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), two tunnels will be set up soon to help prevent pollution in the Mithi River, at an estimated cost of ₹500 crores. This river has been swallowing waste and sewer water for years now and this project will help to mitigate its contamination levels. Alongside, another proposal has been cleared, wherein oxygen plants will be installed at 10 locations across the city, at a budget of ₹204 crores.

A pilot project to transform Mithi River

According to reports, the construction of a 6.7-km-long tunnel, from Bapat Nullah and Safed Pool Nullah up to the proposed sewage treatment plant at Dharavi, is expected to be completed in 48 months. The river has been facing sewage discharge and wastewater from industries and slums along its bank for many years.

The tunnel stretching from Bapat Nullah will have the ability to handle 78 million litres of sewage while the one running from Safed Pool Nullah, will have the capacity to collect 90 million litres of sewage, on a daily basis. Passing from about 20-25 metres below the ground, some portions of the tunnel will also cross the mangrove area, for which the project will require environmental clearance.

BMC approves construction of 11 oxygen plants to prepare for a third wave

During the second wave of the pandemic, Mumbai's oxygen demand was almost 235 metric tonnes a day and taking this figure into consideration, BMC has started making arrangements for a possible third wave. This includes the setting up of 11 oxygen plants across the city, including places like the Dahisar Jumbo Centre, BKC Jumbo Centre, among others.

Mumbai local trains on Main & Harbour Line to be affected today due to a mega block

Special local trains to run from Panvel to Kurla via Platform 8, during the Sunday block.

The Central Railways has announced a mega block for local train services on Sunday, to conduct regular maintenance work. The suburban rail services on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai local network will remain closed for almost 5 hours today. Additionally, there will be a ten-hour jumbo block on the up-slow route between Diva and Thane on the mainline, in connection with the 5th and 6th line, read reports. Check all block timings and traffic regulations here:

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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