Mumbai After Mumbai, its satellite cities like Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan that are opting for low-floor and air-conditioned (AC) buses. Low floor buses which are handicap-friendly were first introduced by the BEST in June 2005 following a High Court order in response to the PIL pertaining to the problems faced by physically challenged people.

Mumbai System enables real-time monitoring of water parameters in the supply network

Mumbai Even as the municipal transport units in Thane, Navi Mumbai gear up for the buying new buses after having secured the Election Commission

Thane Municipal Corporation

Who will foot the bill Rs 275.70 crore: cost of 52 km cycle track Rs 96.50 crore: expected assistance from the Centre Rs 41.36 crore: Maharashtra government

An 82-km cycle track to connect residential areas of the Mumbai suburb, 52 km in the kitty Pravin Pandurang Mandavkar, 24, serves vada-pav in the Thane Municipal Corporation canteen. Everyday, he commutes from his house in Kharegaon, seven kilometres away, on his bicycle. The daily commute, he said, is cumbersome and unsafe given the heavy traffic on the seven-kilometre stretch

Thane residents say no to waste tax RESIDENTS of Thane city are not willing to pay tax for the garbage that goes out of their homes each day. The Thane Municipal Corporation in November 2008 had proposed a nominal solid waste tax for scientific disposal of garbage. The target was to collect Rs 3.16 crore a year. But the civic body gave in to pressure from corporators and people who were

Mumbai, July 24 Mumbai's satellite city Thane is seeking an overhaul with a Rs 8,385 crore

80 children fall unconscious after playing festival of colours jayalakshmi Kore, a six-year-old girl living with her parents in the central suburb of Ambernath, Thane, complained of stomach ache and fell unconscious after playing with colours on the day of Holi, March 11. She started frothing at the mouth and was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors initially thought she was suffering