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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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Oxygen tankers to be tracked & monitored via GPS in Mumbai & other Maha districts

With an objective to ensure better regulation of oxygen supplies in the state, the Maharashtra Transport Department has partnered with the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) for an inventive project. Under this initiative, GPS devices have been installed in 250 oxygen tankers commuting across the state. Through this intervention, the Transport Department is maintaining a vigilant check on the movement of vehicles via a unified dashboard at the Transport Commissioner's Office.

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Mumbai civic body amps up plans for pediatric COVID care centres ahead of a probable third wave!

After the ongoing second COVID wave engulfed an enormous count of lives in the nation, experts predict that the third wave would be detrimental to the kids as well. Taking quick cognisance of this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has asked authorities to establish pediatric COVID care wards. This move by the civic body comes after the Chief Minister asked all municipal bodies to enhance their preparedness for the third wave, which is expected to affect children.

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Mumbai's 1st drive-in vaccination centre opens in Dadar for citizens over 45 & the specially-abled

The operations of Mumbai's first drive-in vaccination centre commenced today at the multi-storey Kohinoor parking lot, on JK Sawant Marg near Shivaji Park, in Dadar West. This vaccination centre has been set up especially for citizens above 45 years of age and the differently-abled, who have trouble waiting in lines. The facility holds the ability to cater to 5,000 people a day, as it contains a total of 7 vaccination booths out of which 2 booths are reserved for drive-ins, reportedly.

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COVID-19 cases in Mumbai dip to their lowest single-day tally in 5 weeks on Monday!

Mumbai achieved a small yet significant victory against the coronavirus infection on Monday, when the daily record of fresh cases dipped to 2,624 cases, the lowest single-day tally in 5 months. Before this, the lowest case rise was noted on March 17 with 2,377 cases. While the decline in the number of new infections brings respite, it also has to be noted that this number may be attributed to the sharp dip in the number of COVID tests conducted here. As per BMC reports, testing has dived from 50,000 tests a day to 38,000 tests and even around 28,000 tests during some days.

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