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New ₹900 crore annual budget plan approved to bolster civic development in Mumbai

In light of the upcoming BMC elections in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Government approved the annual district plan budget, allowing a sum of ₹900 crores for the development of Mumbai city and suburbs. Reportedly, this yearly budget has been further segmented into two categories - ₹250 crores for the city and ₹650 crores for the suburban districts. The plan was approved during cabinet review on Monday and will be notably streamlined for use in the next year.

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MMRDA to start commercial run of Metro Line 2A & 7 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon

With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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Located 166 km away from Mumbai, the iconic Raigad Fort to get a major facelift!

Located just 166 km from Mumbai, the iconic Raigad Fort is perched as one of the most imposing hilltops forts in the country. This archaic site is known to be a treasure trove of vibrant past, ethnic culture and of course, splendid architectural magnificence that pulls tourists from every corner of the world!

Through centuries, the Raigad Fort has been dubbed as the strongest protagonist of the Deccan Plateau but the reality of its coarse walls stands quite in contrast to the fables narrated in history books. The once glorified capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, today stands as just another historic site, brought down by weather-tear, old age and blatant neglect. However, this is not the end! History is about to be rewritten and here's how.

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AFC Women's Asian Cup trophy: A fitting symbol of victory

After getting an exemption from the Maharashtra government, the prestigious AFC Women's Asian Cup is all set to kick off from January 20 in Pune, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The tournament will see 12 leading teams contend for the Asian football title till February 6, 2022. Following this, the winning team will be crowned champions and lift the iconic trophy, becoming only the second team to do so after Japan in 2018.

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COVID in Mumbai faces 'Sunday effect' as fresh case count dips amid low testing

Amid the rising threat of COVID spread in Mumbai, fresh tallies on January 10 were subjected to the 'Sunday effect', with cases lowering in wake of fewer testing during the weekend. As per reports, new infections in the city continued to dip for the third consecutive day on Monday to 13,648 cases. This figure is about 30% less than 19,474 cases reported on Saturday and even lower than 20,318, on the day before that.

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