|2018-06-27||Ulhasnagar noisier than Mumbai on weekend nights - NYOOOZ|
Ulhasnagar noisier than Mumbai on weekend nights
| Tuesday | 26th June, 2018
MUMBAI: Ulhasnagar has beaten Mumbai when it comes to noisier nights over the weekend. The NEERI report was submitted to the Bombay HC on Tuesday. This source of noise reduction needs many technical, policy and regulatory innovations,” it states.The report has made several recommendations to reduce noise pollution like developing a system or device that links noise of a vehicle to its speed. A bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla is examining compliances to the 2016 judgment. In its report, NEERI has identified noise from vehicular honking as a major source of noise in cities. It also suggests installing ‘Noise ATMs’ in vehicles to limit the number of times a motorists honks.
|2018-06-26||Thane residents get panic due to heavy rains - Free Press Journal|
Thane residents get panic due to heavy rains
Jun 26, 2018 08:25 am
Thane: Heavy rains threw the normal life out of gear in Thane district on Monday, with a 15-year-old boy was killed and his parents injured when an adjacent wall collapsed on their house in Ulhasnagar. The day saw waterlogging in low lying areas, train services being disrupted and heavy traffic snarls on roads that hampered the mobility of thousands of office-goers in the morning rush hours. Water-logging was reported some part of Bhiwandi city and Mumbai Nashik Highway, leading to huge traffic snarls on the roads. Owing to heavy showers in Thane district, several parts of the city, like Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath, Ulhasnagar, Titwala, Takurli, Ghantali area, Pokhran Road in Thane city, were flooded with water up to two to three feet height.
Tragically, a 15-year-old boy died while two of his family members were injured after an adjacent wall compound collapsed on their house at Vadolgaon in Ulhasnagar. The deceased was identified as Kiran Dhavarkar while his father Suryakant Dhavarkar and mother Asha Dhavarkar were suffering bodily injuries. The Ambernath fire brigade rushed to spot and took them to Central hospital where boy was declared dead on arrival.
The regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief went there with suction pump. Whereas a 65-feet compound wall of a Rounak housing society in Thane collapsed which crushing two cars and one bike. Disaster Management Cell Chief Santosh Kadam said, “We got a total of 46 complaints on Monday, which included 3 fire cases, one tree branch fall, 10 tree fall cases, 10 waterlogging cases, one nala fall, and 20 other cases.”
The district received 229.81 mm rain in the last 24 hours, Kadam added.
|2018-06-26||Mumbai monsoon: Teen killed after wall falls on hut Ulhasnagar; boy drowns in Kalwa nullah - Hindustan Times|
Mumbai monsoon: Teen killed after wall falls on hut Ulhasnagar; boy drowns in Kalwa nullah
Heavy rain claims two young lives in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
MUMBAI Updated: Jun 26, 2018 15:04 IST
A 15-year-old boy died on Monday after a portion of the boundary wall of a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Ulhasnagar fell on their house at 1.30am, while a 10-year-old boy drowned in a nullah at Samrat Ashok Nagar in Kalwa.
Kiran Ghaywat, was buried in the debris, while his 40-year-old uncle Suryakant was rescued by other residents after the STP wall belonging to Ambernath Municipal Corporation collapsed on their hutment in Vadolgaon. Residents claimed the wall fell because debris from the construction work of another STP being built by Ulhasnagar municipal Corporation (UMC) was dumped along the wall. “Our officials will ascertain the cause of the wall collapse,” said an UMC official.
|2018-06-26||Ulhasnagar beats Mumbai in noise levels on weekend nights - Times of India|
Ulhasnagar beats Mumbai in noise levels on weekend nights
Updated: Jun 27, 2018, 03:49 IST
MUMBAI: Ulhasnagar has beaten Mumbai when it comes to noisier nights over the weekend. Though Mumbai and Pune too figure on the top of the chart, extended suburbs like Ulhasnagar, Mira Bhayander and Kalyan-Dombivli have higher noise levels, between 85 to 90 dB, according to a report by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) that has mapped 27 cities across the state.
During daytime on a weekday too, Ulhasnagar was found to be the noisiest, with maximum noise at 91.4 dB while the minimum was at Dhule at 72 dB. The permitted noise level in a residential area during day is 55dB and at night is 45dB.
The central research agency was appointed by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to map noise levels in 27 cities of the state following an HC order in August 2016 on a clutch PILs on noise. The NEERI report was submitted to the Bombay HC on Tuesday. A bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla is examining compliances to the 2016 judgment.
In its report, NEERI has identified noise from vehicular honking as a major source of noise in cities. “Though the rules restrict unwanted honking, it still persists. This source of noise reduction needs many technical, policy and regulatory innovations,” it states.
The report has made several recommendations to reduce noise pollution like developing a system or device that links noise of a vehicle to its speed. “The work is already being carried out at IIT-Bombay. This is required as, mostly, honking is highly prevalent at traffic junctions,” it informs. It also suggests installing ‘Noise ATMs’ in vehicles to limit the number of times a motorists honks. “Movement of vehicle without silencers such as bikes/modified bikes/cars should be regulated during day and night,’’ it adds. The report also says ambulances should use sirens judiciously. “Instead of siren, red light beam or laser beam of a particular colour may be used for emergency.”
The noise mapping was conducted during day (6am-10pm) and night (10pm-6am) on working and non-working days. The exhaustive report calls for innovation to identify honkers and penalise them. Town-planners should provide sufficient openings at the entry and exit of bridges to avoid sharp influx of traffic into the path to reduce the chances of honking and collusion, suggests the report.
It also states that while constructing houses, architectural features such as fins and balconies can help reduce impact of traffic noise. NEERI suggests buildings should be oriented in a way that less noise-sensitive rooms like kitchen, bathroom and storeroom are located towards the road while living rooms and bedrooms be located on the other side.
It further recommends use of noise absorbing materials like acoustic tile, carpets and drapes. “Sound-proofing the apartment along with the use of screens and installations can go a long way in reducing the effective noise pollution,” it added.
“What do you propose to do on the basis of the report?” asked Justice Oka, adding that noise-mapping was “crucial part of directions in the main (August 2016) judgment... Government will have to consider it.”
|2018-06-25||उल्हासनगर गोल मैदान ...? - Maharashtra Times|
उल्हासनगर गोल मैदान ...?
ulhasnagar | Updated:Jun 25, 2018, 05:37AM IST
गोल मैदानाच्या चहू बाजूला फेरीवाल्यांच्या जो विळखा आहे तो पालिका हटवणार काय ?
|2018-06-25||Maharashtra rains: 15-year-old dies after compound wall collapses in Ulhasnagar - Times of India|
Maharashtra rains: 15-year-old dies after compound wall collapses in Ulhasnagar
Jun 25, 2018, 15:01 IST
ULHASNAGAR: A 15-year old boy died while two of his family members suffered injuries after a compound wall collapsed on their hut due to heavy rains since last night in Vadolgaon area in Ulhasnagar.
The Ulhasnagar fire brigade officials said that the incident took place on Monday morning when the compound wall of sewage purification center of Ambernath municipal council situated on border of Ambernath and Ulhasnagar fell on the hut.
Kiran Dhavakar, who was sleeping at the time of the incident, died on the spot while his father Suryakant and mother Asha suffered injuries. They were rushed to Central hospital.
Fire officials said that due to heavy rains since last night the wall collapsed.
|2018-06-25||Mumbai rains live updates: Heavy downpour disrupts life in city, suburbs - Times of India (blog)|
Mumbai rains live updates: Heavy downpour disrupts life in city, suburbs
06:54 PM (IST), Jun 25
Rains lashed several parts of Mumbai, with reports of waterlogging pouring in from various areas. Stay with us for all the live updates:
According to the India Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to continue in the region.
05:37 PM (IST), Jun 25
Rain-related incidents in Mumbai today
In Andheri, a 37-year-old woman was injured after a part of a balcony collapsed at Andheri East. The incident took place on Monday afternoon after a part of a balcony of Jadhav Chawl behind Sahar Police station crashed. The injured woman, identified as Rajkumari Goud, is in a critical condition, said officials. In Malad, a teenager drowned in a nullah at Malad on Monday around 12 noon. The boy, identified as Nagendra Nagarjun, 18, fell into the nullah located at Evershine nagar, opposite Himachal building in Malad (W). The boy was rushed to Siddarth hospital following the incident where he has been declared dead. A large tree crashed over a bus stop at Peddar Road early in the early hours of Monday. No one was injured in the incident. In Wadala, a wall and internal road of a residential compund caved in; five cars were trapped but no one was injured.
05:03 PM (IST), Jun 25
Mumbai's additional municipal commissioner says 633 BMC officials and 4,000 workers are on ground to manage the situation and 180 dewatering pumps have been put to use.
04:54 PM (IST), Jun 25
Additional municipal commissioner Vijay Singhal said that Mumbai suburbs have witnessed more rains as compared to the main city.
03:08 PM (IST), Jun 25
Maharashtra rains: 15-year-old dies after compound wall collapses in Ulhasnagar
A 15-year old boy died while two of his family members suffered injuries after a compound wall collapsed on their hut due to heavy rains since last night in Vadolgaon area in Ulhasnagar. The Ulhasnagar fire brigade officials said that the incident took place on Monday morning when the compound wall of sewage purification center of Ambernath municipal council situated on border of Ambernath and Ulhasnagar fell on the hut.
01:41 PM (IST), Jun 25
According to India Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to continue in the region
01:39 PM (IST), Jun 25
Colaba Observatory recorded 90 mm of rains; meanwhile, Santacruz observatory recorded 231 mm of monsoon rains in the last 24 hours.
01:35 PM (IST), Jun 25
Due to continuous rain since last night water entered many houses in low lying areas in Kalyan
12:38 PM (IST), Jun 25
Heavy rains lash Mumbai; lead to waterlogging, traffic disruptions
Mumbai woke up to some extremely heavy rains on Monday morning leading to waterlogging and traffic disruptions at many places in the city. The India Meteorological Department, Mumbai (IMD) has forecast very heavy rains to continue in Mumbai all throughout Monday.
09:23 AM (IST), Jun 25
Due to heavy rain between Virar and Surat, all mail express trains arriving at Bandra Terminus, Dadar Terminus and Mumbai central are expected to be arriving late.
09:03 AM (IST), Jun 25
Central Railway trains running late due to waterlogging at Sion and Thane
08:29 AM (IST), Jun 25
There is some water accumulation at Sion due to continuous rains but trains are running on all three lines of Central Railway (Main line, Harbour and Trans-harbour) with a delay of 5-7 minutes: Central Railway (ANI)
08:28 AM (IST), Jun 25
The IMD has forecast continous rains and thundershowers over Mumbai city and suburbs today with some areas experiencing heavy to very heavy rains
08:25 AM (IST), Jun 25
Rainfall recorded from 8.30 am yesterday till 5.30am today morning has been at Colaba observatory 90 mm and Santacruz 195 mm.
08:24 AM (IST), Jun 25
Traffic has been hit at Khar subway, Andheri subway and Malad subway due to waterlogging
08:23 AM (IST), Jun 25
Water is also logged at Dadar TT Circle. On the arterial Ambedkar Road water is filled much before Hindmata till Parel TT junction.
08:22 AM (IST), Jun 25
Waterlogging also on the parallel Mori Road right upto the junction with the arterial LJ Road, Mahim.
08:22 AM (IST), Jun 25
Waterlogging reported outside St Michael Church at Mahim.
|2018-06-25||Mumbai Rains: 15-Year-Old Killed After Compound Wall Collapses in Ulhasnagar's Vadalgaon - LatestLY|
Mumbai Rains: 15-Year-Old Killed After Compound Wall Collapses in Ulhasnagar's Vadalgaon
Jun 25, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Mumbai, June 25: Normal life in Mumbai came to a standstill after the city was lashed with incessant rainfall on Monday. In wake of the ongoing turmoil caused by rainfall in the city, rain-related incidents have been reported from several parts. In a fresh incident, a 15 year- old has been killed after a compound wall collapsed in Vadalgaon in Ulhasnagar.
On Sunday, two people died and five were injured after a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema at MG Road in South Mumbai's Marine Lines area. The heavy downpour has resulted in water-logging in some parts of the city due to which train services have been hit. The Indian Meteorological Department has said that heavy to very heavy rains were expected to continue.
As per details by IMD Mumbai Director Ajay Kumar, Mumbai has received 231.4 mm rain in the last 24 hours. So much rainfall is categorised as extremely heavy showers. "This is the first extremely heavy rainfall recorded in Mumbai in the current season. The rain intensity has gone up since yesterday afternoon and is expected to continue further," he was quoted by PTI.
Earlier in the day, a compound wall in a Mumbai's Wadala area collapsed and took with it at least seven vehicles while several cars were stuck in debris. Reports inform that BMC and the fire officials have vacated an entire wing of the building to prevent any mishap.
|2018-06-25||Rain brings misery, 3 boys die in accidents - Times of India|
Rain brings misery, 3 boys die in accidents
TNN | Jun 26, 2018, 10:55 IST
THANE/MUMBAI: The record rainfall since Sunday exacted a hefty human cost with three boys from the city and its satellite townships losing their lives, and a woman critical after a balcony collapse.
Ten-year-old Vijay Pawar of Kalwa and Nagendra Nagarjun, 18, of Malad drowned while Kiran Dhavakar, 15, was buried alive after a wall collapsed on his hut in Ulhasnagar as he slept. His parents were injured.
Vijay, the son of daily-wage earners from Samrat Ashok Nagar, had skipped school on Monday because of the heavy rains and drowned in a 10-feet trench near Kalwa station on Monday afternoon while on his way through waterlogged roads to a nearby community toilet. His relatives alleged that the pit had been dug by a railway contractor who did not put a cautionary perimeter.
When Vijay didn't return for a long time, his family launched a manhunt and alerted police and civic officials. His body was fished out of the trench around 1pm.
"The trench was dug for some railway work. The contractor had not constructed any barriers or put up signs... We want the guilty to be punished," said local TMC corporator Jitendra Patil. Central Railway officials said they were unaware of such an incident on railway premises.
In Malad, Nagarjun left his house in Muthu Mariamman Nagar at around 6pm on Sunday and did not return. His body was found on Monday morning in the nullah near Evershine Nagar in Malad (West) that meets Malvani creek. Bangur Nagar police have registered a case of accidental death.
When Nagarjun did not return till 10pm, his mother sent his elder brother Nagraj, who works with a private firm, to search for him. Failing to find him, he lodged a missing person complaint. Around 11.50am on Monday, Nagarjun's body was found after locals alerted the cops. Nagarjun had passed his SSC this year and was looking for a job.
"He seems to have fallen into the open nullah at night. Due to water overflowing due to heavy rain on Sunday night, the teen may have failed to realise that the nullah was in the vicinity," said Bangur Nagar senior inspector Santosh Bhandare.
In another incident, Rajkumari Goud, 37, is critical when a part of a balcony collapsed at Andheri (East) on Monday afternoon. She was standing there when the balcony of Jadhav Chawl behind Sahar police station crashed. However, no one was injured after a slab collapsed in an old building at Pydhonie in the city.
Teen dies after wall collapse
A 15-year-old boy died and two of his family members were injured when the compound wall of a sewage purification centre of Ambernath municipal council collapsed on their hut on Monday morning in the Vadolgaon area of Ulhasnagar.
Kiran Dhavakar, who was sleeping, died on the spot. His father Suryakant and mother Asha suffered injuries. They were rushed by locals to hospital, where their treatment is on.
Fire department officials said the wall collapsed due to heavy rains since Sunday.
|2018-06-23||Plastic ban: Shopkeepers, traders face action in Kalyan Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi - Hindustan Times|
Plastic ban: Shopkeepers, traders face action in Kalyan Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi
KDMC collected a total fine of 25,000 after taking action against 5 shopkeepers
MUMBAI Updated: Jun 24, 2018 01:21 IST
The plastic ban imposed by the Maharashtra state government forced several shopkeepers and residents to carry cloth and paper bags in Kalyan-Dombivli on Saturday. Some shopkeepers gave away cloth bags to the customers at a rent of 10 while some sold items without a bag.
“On the first day of the ban, we managed to take action against 5 shopkeepers who were caught using plastic bags. We levied a fine on them immediately,” said Dhanaji Thoraskar, deputy commissioner, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).
The civic body collected a total fine of 25,000 after taking action against those 5 shopkeepers. The civic body has formed teams of 2-3 officials in all its wards to act against those using plastic bags. The team paid surprise visits in their respective wards and took immediate action against those found using plastic bags.
“Currently, we have formed teams at each ward. In order to eliminate the practice of fraud while imposing fines, we will have a special vehicle for the team of officials. The officials will visit the shops using this vehicle,” said Thoraskar.
Earlier, several cases of fraud, where unknown person claiming to be civic officials, collected fine from the shopkeepers, were reported in Kalyan and Dombivli.
From Monday, the civic body will initiate stricter approach towards the violators in its jurisdiction.
Sandeep Mishra, who runs a hotel in Murbad road, Kalyan (West), said, “We have accepted the move of plastic ban, however, we have not yet figured out how to give away parcel food. We will stop the parcel service temporarily until we find an alternative.”
Residents of Kalyan-Dombivli have also welcomed the move by using cloth bags and paper bags while buying anything from the market.
“I have decided to carry a container to buy fish or milk as it cannot be carried in a cloth or paper bag. We have formed a group to discuss the problems we face while purchasing anything and ways to tackle them,” said Meena Shah, 35, a resident of Ramnagar, Dombivli.
In the nearby Ulhasnagar city, the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) took action against 20 shopkeepers and collected a total fine of ₹1 lakh from the traders and shopkeepers, and also seized plastic bags from them.
“Our officials are continuously taking rounds across the city to nab those using plastic bags. This will continue on a daily basis now. Shopkeepers were found hiding stock of plastic bags, which we managed to seize,” said an official of UMC.
In Bhiwandi, Batti naka vegetable market, around 5 vegetable sellers were fined 5000 each for giving away plastic bags to the customers.
|2018-06-23||Confusion, deception, anger & losses on Day 1 of plastic ban - Times of India|
Confusion, deception, anger & losses on Day 1 of plastic ban
Updated: Jun 24, 2018, 13:25 IST
MUMBAI: Citizens, retailers and small vendors faced extreme discomfort on the first day of the statewide ban on singleuse plastic in Maharashtra.
Business was affected as traders downed shutters in certain localities, restaurateurs halted home delivery of liquid items, and waited, along with milk and meat, fish vendors, for customers to turn up with vessels, and most passed on the cost of paper and cloth bags. Although the BMC had said no punitive action would be taken till Monday, over a dozen restaurants and retail outlets at High Street Phoenix mall in Lower Parel were fined Rs 5,000 each. These included, among others, a leading fast-food chain, a sweet shop whose attendants wore plastic gloves, ashoe store, a coffee shop and clothiers.
The raids were underway well into the night with 18-20 inspectors entering each shop. While officials said action against the common man will start from Monday, deputy municipal commissioner (special) Nidhi Choudhary said, “We acted against the big outlets from Saturday to send out a strong message that everyone must follow the law or face action.”
The Thane civic body seized nearly 2,500kg of prohibited plastic and thermocol items. As many as 100 traders, including vegetable vendors and hawkers, were penalized. Till late evening, the team had recovered nearly Rs 95,000 in penalty.
Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation collected nearly Rs 1,05,000 as penalty, Kalyan-Dombivli municipal corporation Rs 50,000 and Ambernath Rs 40,000.
The worst-affected were meat and fish vendors, and milk suppliers.
Business fell drastically as scarcely any buyers arrived with vessels, and home delivery in cloth or paper bags proved unviable. Some meat vendors continued to use plastic bags but camouflaged them in newspapers.
|2018-06-23||Maharashtra Plastic ban "Day 1": Rs 7,27000 netted in as fines across state - Daily News & Analysis|
Maharashtra Plastic ban "Day 1": Rs 7,27,000 netted in as fines across state
Updated: Jun 24, 2018, 02:00 AM IST
Civic bodies across the state began taking action against traders and stockist for using and storing banned plastic items on Saturday. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) says they asked the local authorities to target plastic traders and stockist and not consumers. In response to the fine of Rs 5,000 levied on some vendors, some shopkeepers in Pune down their shutters in protest.
"As a strategy, we are going at the root cause of the menace. We have started an awareness campaign, and action against common people will be initiated after a week," said an MPCB official. "Our aim is not to target people but to educate and discourage them from using banned plastic items. If the traders stop selling and supplying plastic, then automatically, it will not reach the people."
Raids were conducted in Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur, Ulhasnagar and Solapur. Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation collected fines worth around Rs 50,000 from traders. Environment minister Ramdas Kadam expressed surprise that despite a three-month relief by court, traders had stocked and were selling such items.
"We will take strict action against traders," Kadam said. "We don't want to penalise common people, our target is traders. We know that the fine is too high for them. I am happy that general public is whole-heartedly welcoming this decision."
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Thane Municipal Corporation confiscated 2,500 kg of banned plastic and collected a fine of Rs 95,000. Thane civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal said that action was taken against more than 100 shops, and that the officials appealed to shop-owners to return banned plastic items to corporations.
"A 100 plastic collection vehicles were deployed across the city," he said, adding, "We have also decided to publish a list of traders on the corporation's website of those who are providing eco-friendly materials."
In Solapur, officials from the civic body collected Rs 2.15 lakh in fines. Meanwhile, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) collected a fine of Rs 3.69 lakh while seizing over 8,000 kilograms of plastic and thermocol in the city on Saturday. Teams from the PMC's Solid Waste Management department carried out action at 73 locations.
"We formed different teams of 170 personnel," said Suresh Jagtap, chief of the Solid Waste Management cell. "They went to vendors posing as customers and asked to be given their purchases in plastic bags. The vendors who complied were fined." The maximum action was witnessed in Shivajinagar, the heart of the city, where a total of 11 cases were registered.
Upon hearing of the PMC's action, some shopkeepers in Sinhgad road, Satara road, Kothrud, Vadgaon Sheri downed their shutters in protest. Sachin Nivangune, president of Retailers Association (Pune District) said, "We are not against the ban, but we are protesting PMC's action. The officials are harassing the vendors and forcefully collecting fines."
|2018-06-22||Neighbourhood civic bodies gear up for plastic ban - Mumbai Mirror|
Neighbourhood civic bodies gear up for plastic ban
Updated: Jun 22, 2018, 08:40 IST
With the D-day nearing, civic bodies in surrounding towns are also gearing up to implement the plastic ban with citizen awareness campaigns and raids on commercial establishments and plastic manufacturers.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has swung into action against suppliers and distributors of banned plastic items. On June 4, the NMMC recovered nine tonnes of plastic and Rs 14 lakh in fine from plastic manufacturers. “The three-month extension was only for individual users, not for shops and commercial establishments,”
Commissioner Dr N Ramaswami said, adding that the civic body has issued public notices informing citizens about banned items and has opened plastic collection centres in all the eight wards. Ramaswami said, starting June 23, officials will fine individuals found carrying plastic in public places.
The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) has deployed an autorickshaw in each of its four wards to comb the streets, making announcements about the new policy. “We have put up billboards and banners to educate citizens and issued notices to shops, bulk users and sellers about the deadline,” UMC commissioner Ganesh Patil told Mirror.
During checks conducted by the chief sanitary inspector and a team of officials last week, the UMC collected Rs 90,000 as fine from 15 stockists and manufacturers.
The Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has formed 20 teams of four officials each for all the 20 wards. “The teams will be tasked with conducting checks and imposing fines. I held a meeting with traders on Thursday and told them about the ban on plastic items listed by the government,” said PCMC civic chief Ganesh Deshmukh. The PCMC has seized plastic worth Rs 14 lakh comprising 5,000 kg carry bags from manufacturers and distributors; goods worth Rs 8 lakh were seized in a single raid from a manufacturer.
In addition, a total of Rs 9.36 lakh has been collected as fine amount. “Over the past month, we have imposed heavier penalties. In the first phase of implementing the ban, 20 teams targeted bulk suppliers. In the second phase, which starts on June 23, individual citizens who are found carrying plastic items at bus stands and market places will be fined,” Deshmukh said.
The Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC) held a meeting of volunteers comprising designated officers, sanitary inspectors and NGOs to thrash out the implementation of the ban. “We are planning to put up collection centres in nine administrative wards. We have also issued press advertisements and put up hoardings to spread awareness. We will be implementing the ban in true spirit,” VVCMC commissioner Satish Lokhande said.
The Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has also been raising awareness among citizens in its ten wards. “As of now there is no plan to check private residences, but in the long run we will think about it,” KDMC commissioner Govind Bodke said.
T h e Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has deployed special collection vehicles, which will even go door-to-door to collect plastic from citizens. A WhatsApp number (8291735893) has also been created to receive requests for collection service.
The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has begun imposing fines and seizing items. MBMC teams have collected around 30 kg of plastic so far.
What’s in, what’s out
Relax, the BMC will not send inspectors inside residential areas to ine citizens! But that doesn’t mean that we can hoard plastic. Awareness campaigns are directed at its long-term harmful efects.
BANNED: High quality carry bags given out earlier by malls/shops; plastic/thermocol decorative items; disposable cutlery; plates; bowls; cups; non-woven polypropylene bags
EXEMPT: Pet bottles; milk pouches; garbage bin liners; plastic containers; plastic lunch boxes; bottles; plastic bags for agriculture, horticulture, nurseries; medical packaging; raincoats; tarpaulin sheets; pens; plastic wrappers of biscuits chips
Waste plastic for stronger roads
In line with the Centre’s policy, the state government has made it mandatory for road contractors to use waste plastic as part of bitumen mix while surfacing the road. The notiication to this efect was issued by the Public Works Department on Thursday. India generates 56 lakh tonne of plastic waste annually. According to a study conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board, 60 large cities in India generate over 15,000 tonne of plastic waste every day. According to the notiication, a survey conducted by the Central Road Research Institute has found that waste plastic gives additional strength to bitumen mix and reduces expenses on maintenance.
|2018-06-21||उल्हासनगरात सेक्रेटरीकडून सुरक्षारक्षकाची हत्या? - Maharashtra Times|
उल्हासनगरात सेक्रेटरीकडून सुरक्षारक्षकाची हत्या?
Updated:Jun 21, 2018, 06:29AM IST
उल्हासनगर येथील कॅम्पनंबर दोन परिसरातील मेनका पॅलेस या इमारतीतील सेक्रेटरीने क्षुल्लक कारणावरून इमारतीच्या सुरक्षेची जबाबदारी असलेल्या सुरक्षारक्षकाची हत्या केल्याचा आरोप सुरक्षारक्षकाच्या पत्नीने केला आहे.
किरकोळ वादातून इमारतीच्या सेक्रेटरीनेच सुरक्षारक्षकाला मारहाण करत गळा दाबल्याने त्याचा मृत्यू झाल्याची धक्कादायक घटना समोर आली आहे. कॅम्पनंबर दोन येथील खेमानी मच्छीमार्केट परिसरात मेनका पॅलेस इमारत आहे. या इमारतीत सुरक्षारक्षक म्हणून विकास बहादूर सोनार (२५) हा सात महिन्यांपूर्वी कामाला लागला होता. विकास सोमवारी झोपेच्या अवस्थेत आढळला आणि इमारतीमधील दिवे लावले नाहीत, या कारणावरून सेक्रेटरी विकी तलरेजाने (३६) राग व्यक्त केला. तसेच सांगितलेली कामे व्यवस्थित करायची नसतील तर नोकरी सोडून जाण्यास विकासला सांगितले होते. त्यामुळे विकासने विकी यांना पावसाळा संपल्यावर आपली पत्नी आणि लहान मुलीला घेऊन हे काम सोडणार असल्याचे उत्तर दिले. या वादावादीत तरलेजा यांनी रागाच्या भरात विकासला धक्का दिल्याने तो खाली पडला. त्यानंतर त्याचा गळा दाबला. त्यामुळे बेशुद्ध झालेल्या विकास याला त्याच अवस्थेत सेन्ट्रल रुग्णालयामध्ये दाखल करण्यात आले असता, डॉक्टरांनी त्याला मृत घोषित केले. तरलेजा यांच्यामुळेच त्याचा मृत्यू झाल्याचा आरोप त्याच्या पत्नीने नेला आहे. याप्रकरणी मेनका पॅलेसचे सेक्रेटरी विकी तलरेजा याच्या विरोधात विकास याची पत्नी अनिता सोनार हिने दिलेल्या फिर्यादीवरून गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात आला आहे. मात्र अद्याप त्यांना अटक करण्यात आलेली नाही. तर आरोपीविरोधात कुठलेही पुरावे नसल्याने, त्याला अटक झालेली नाही. शवविच्छेदन अहवालात मृत्यूचे कारण स्पष्ट झालेले नसल्याने त्याच्या रक्ताचे नमुने तपासणीसाठी पाठवण्यात आले आहेत. त्या अहवालानंतर पुढील तपासाची दिशा ठरणार असल्याचे उल्हासनगर पोलिस ठाण्याचे वरिष्ठ पोलिस निरीक्षक दत्तात्रय पालवे यांनी सांगितले आहे.
विकास हा नेपाळी नागरिक असण्याची शक्यता असल्याने या प्रकरणात नेपाळ सरकारकडून संबंधित आरोपींवर कारवाई करण्याबाबत प्रक्रिया होऊ शकते. मात्र नेपाळचा अधिकृत नागरिक असल्याची कागदपत्रे आणि भारतात अधिकृत प्रवेश केल्याबाबतचा पुरावा असल्यासच ही कारवाई होऊ शकेल.
विकास नेपाळी आहे का, याबाबतच्या कागदपत्रांची पडताळणी केली जाईल. त्यानंतरच याबाबत दिशा ठरेल. मात्र या प्रकरणात एका व्यक्तीची हत्या झाल्याने त्यावर भारतीय कायद्यानुसारच कारवाई करण्यात येणार आहे.
अंकित गोयल, पोलिस उपायुक्त परिमंडळ चार
|2018-06-21||Mumbai Crime: Building secretary murders 23-year-old watchman for not working properly - Mid-Day|
Mumbai Crime: Building Secretary Murders 23-Year-Old Watchman For Not Working Properly
Jun 21, 2018, 13:45 IST
According to Ulhasnagar police, the victim, Vikas Balbahadur Sunar, 23, worked as the watchman of Menaka Palace building in Maharashtra Nagar, and lived on its ground floor with his wife and their three-year-old daughter
The secretary of a housing society from Ulhasnagar was arrested on Tuesday, for allegedly killing its watchman by thrashing him and strangulating his throat, allegedly because the watchman did not do his work properly.
According to Ulhasnagar police, the victim, Vikas Balbahadur Sunar, 23, worked as the watchman of Menaka Palace building in Maharashtra Nagar and lived on its ground floor with his wife and their three-year-old daughter.
The accused was identified as Vicky Talreja, 36. A police official said, "According to the complainant, Sunar's wife, the accused, Talreja came to their room on Monday evening, and started shouting about the lights of the building and the water pump not being on. He then asked Sunar to pack up and go back to his village for not doing the work given to him properly. Sunar started requesting that he be allowed to live there for next three months as the monsoon has begun and he had his three-year-old daughter with him. After that conversation, both of them had a clash."
Ulhasnagar police station senior PI Dattatray Palve said, "In a fit of rage, Talreja strangled Sunar, pushed him on the ground and beat him up. Consequently, the watchman fell unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. We have registered an offence under Section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code against the alleged accused and arrested him."
|2018-06-20||उल्हासनगरात सेक्रेटरीकडून सुरक्षारक्षकाची हत्या? - Maharashtra Times|
उल्हासनगरात सेक्रेटरीकडून सुरक्षारक्षकाची हत्या?
Maharashtra Times | Updated:Jun 21, 2018, 06:29AM IST
म. टा. वृत्तसेवा, उल्हासनगर उल्हासनगर येथील कॅम्पनंबर दोन परिसरातील मेनका पॅलेस या इमारतीतील सेक्रेटरीने क्षुल्लक कारणावरून इमारतीच्या सुरक्षेची जबाबदारी असलेल्या सुरक्षारक्षकाची हत्या केल्याचा आरोप सुरक्षारक्षकाच्या पत्नीने केला आहे.किरकोळ वादातून इमारतीच्या सेक्रेटरीनेच सुरक्षारक्षकाला मारहाण करत गळा दाबल्याने त्याचा मृत्यू झाल्याची धक्कादायक घटना समोर आली आहे. कॅम्पनंबर दोन येथील खेमानी मच्छीमार्केट परिसरात मेनका पॅलेस इमारत आहे. या इमारतीत सुरक्षारक्षक म्हणून विकास बहादूर सोनार (२५) हा सात महिन्यांपूर्वी कामाला लागला होता. विकास सोमवारी झोपेच्या अवस्थेत आढळला आणि इमारतीमधील दिवे लावले नाहीत, या कारणावरून सेक्रेटरी विकी तलरेजाने (३६) राग व्यक्त केला. तसेच सांगितलेली कामे व्यवस्थित करायची नसतील तर नोकरी सोडून जाण्यास विकासला सांगितले होते. त्यामुळे विकासने विकी यांना पावसाळा संपल्यावर आपली पत्नी आणि लहान मुलीला घेऊन हे काम सोडणार असल्याचे उत्तर दिले. या वादावादीत तरलेजा यांनी रागाच्या भरात विकासला धक्का दिल्याने तो खाली पडला. त्यानंतर त्याचा गळा दाबला. त्यामुळे बेशुद्ध झालेल्या विकास याला त्याच अवस्थेत सेन्ट्रल रुग्णालयामध्ये दाखल करण्यात आले असता, डॉक्टरांनी त्याला मृत घोषित केले. तरलेजा यांच्यामुळेच त्याचा मृत्यू झाल्याचा आरोप त्याच्या पत्नीने नेला आहे. याप्रकरणी मेनका पॅलेसचे सेक्रेटरी विकी तलरेजा याच्या विरोधात विकास याची पत्नी अनिता सोनार हिने दिलेल्या फिर्यादीवरून गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात आला आहे. मात्र अद्याप त्यांना अटक करण्यात आलेली नाही. तर आरोपीविरोधात कुठलेही पुरावे नसल्याने, त्याला अटक झालेली नाही. शवविच्छेदन अहवालात मृत्यूचे कारण स्पष्ट झालेले नसल्याने त्याच्या रक्ताचे नमुने तपासणीसाठी पाठवण्यात आले आहेत. त्या अहवालानंतर पुढील तपासाची दिशा ठरणार असल्याचे उल्हासनगर पोलिस ठाण्याचे वरिष्ठ पोलिस निरीक्षक दत्तात्रय पालवे यांनी सांगितले आहे.विकास हा नेपाळी नागरिक असण्याची शक्यता असल्याने या प्रकरणात नेपाळ सरकारकडून संबंधित आरोपींवर कारवाई करण्याबाबत प्रक्रिया होऊ शकते. मात्र नेपाळचा अधिकृत नागरिक असल्याची कागदपत्रे आणि भारतात अधिकृत प्रवेश केल्याबाबतचा पुरावा असल्यासच ही कारवाई होऊ शकेल. विकास नेपाळी आहे का, याबाबतच्या कागदपत्रांची पडताळणी केली जाईल. त्यानंतरच याबाबत दिशा ठरेल. मात्र या प्रकरणात एका व्यक्तीची हत्या झाल्याने त्यावर भारतीय कायद्यानुसारच कारवाई करण्यात येणार आहे.
अंकित गोयल, पोलिस उपायुक्त परिमंडळ चार
|2018-06-20||Bizman held with Rs 1.3 crore in dollars - Times of India|
Bizman held with Rs 1.3 crore in dollars
Jun 21, 2018, 04:29 IST
MUMBAI: The income-tax investigation wing caught Ulhasnagar businessman Kunal Bajaj with US dollars worth around Rs 1.3 crore at the city airport, while he was leaving for Goa on Wednesday.
MUMBAI: The income-tax investigation wing caught Ulhasnagar businessman Kunal Bajaj with US dollars worth around Rs 1.3 crore at the city airport, while he was leaving for Goa on Wednesday.
He was unable to provide a satisfactory reply on the source of money and why was he taking it to Goa. The I-T department has seized the money.
Officials said they had information that Bajaj, who runs a readymade garment business in Ulhasnagar, was leaving for Goa with the foreign currency.
A senior I-T official said they had searched his house in Ulhasnagar and will carry out further investigations.
I-T officials had earlier intercepted former NCP legislative council member Sandeep Bajoria at Mumbai airport and seized Rs 40 lakh from him after he arrived from Nagpur and failed to explain the source of money. When Bajoria underwent a pre-embarkation security che-ck at Nagpur airport, CISF personnel at the X-ray screening machine noticed a large amount of cash in bag. Since CISF officials cannot detain a passenger for carrying cash, they informed the I-T authorities.
|2018-06-19||Shiv Sena corporator Vikas Patil assaulted at Ulhasnagar | Free ... - Free Press Journal|
Shiv Sena corporator Vikas Patil assaulted at Ulhasnagar
Jun 19, 2018 08:15 am
Ganesh, a worker from Sena party, physically assaulted the corporator on his right hand and struck a blow on his face, near his ear, which left him numb
Mumbai: Vikas Parshuram Patil (32), a Shiv Sena corporator from Ulhasnagar was assaulted by a 32-year-old man and his accomplices on Sunday evening. Police say the corporator was attacked due to personal rivalry.
The incident occurred on Sunday at four in the afternoon, near Bisleri factory at Ulhasnagar. Vikas was travelling in his car (MH-05-BL-2223) with other friends Umesh Waile and Santosh Waile. He was followed by Ganesh Patil (32) and eight other accomplices. They overtook Vikas’s vehicle and suddenly blocked Patil’s path. The accused pelted stones on the corporator’s car forcing the corporator to step outside his SUV.
Ganesh, a worker from Sena party, physically assaulted Vikas on his right hand and struck a blow on his face, near his left ear, which left him numb. Jeetu Salunkhe (31), an accomplice of Ganesh too pelted stones on the corporator’s car and assaulted him along with seven to eight other unknown accused. Vikas was seen bleeding from his left ear and fell down. His friends had tried to intervene, but were thrown aside. They rushed to the side of Vikas and took him to the car.
After the incident, the accused immediately fled away from the spot in their vehicles. Vikas was rushed to the nearest hospital. The accused, Ganesh was immediately arrested on Sunday evening.
According to Dilip Godbo le, Senior Police Inspector, Shivaji nagar police station said the assault was carried out due to personal rivalry. “The accused Ganesh Patil has been arrested on Sunday evening. He was produced before the court and remanded to police custody of four days.The remaining accused are presently absconding. Teams have been formed to trace the remaining accused.”
Ganesh has been arrested for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means (Section 324), wrongful restraint (Section 341), rioting (Section 147), rioting, armed with deadly weapon (Section 148), unlawful assembly (Section 149), mischief causing damage (Section 427), intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace (Section 504) and criminal intimidation (Section 506) of the Indian Penal Code.
The Corporator is a resident of Dharamadhikari bungalow, Durgadevi pada at Ambernath. Vikas and Ganesh are neighbours had a fight a while ago. This attack was result of their intense rivalry.
|2018-06-19||Mumbai: Nine held for rioting, assault on police personnel in Ulhasnagar - Free Press Journal|
Mumbai: Nine held for rioting, assault on police personnel in Ulhasnagar
Jun 19, 2018 04:13 pm
Thane: Nine persons, including three brothers, have been arrested on the charges of rioting and assaulting police personnel at Central Police Station in Ulhasnagar in the district, an official said today. The incident took place yesterday when an estranged couple came to the counselling centre at the police station along with their relatives. The counselling centres at the police stations try to mediate between warring couples.
“When the couple was being counselled, an argument broke out between their relatives present there. Some members from both the sides exchanged blows,” Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. “The policemen and the mediator present there tried to pacify the warring members, but they were also beaten up,” she said.
Members of both the groups also took out knives, but the police managed to overpower them. Soon, more police personnel and beat marshals arrived at the station and caught nine of the accused, the official said adding that as many members managed to flee.
“The woman constable and the mediator sustained injuries in the incident and they are undergoing treatment at a hospital here,” Narkar said. The arrested accused were identified as Samir Changle (24), Sachin Murtadkar (21), Yogesh Murtadkar (24), Rahul Murtadkar (26) (all brothers), Mahesh Karpe (36), Vikas Shirsar (26), Akash Shirsat (24), Bandu Shirsat (36) and Amol Shirsat (28), police said.
They have been booked under various IPC sections including, section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 506 (criminal intimidation). They have also been booked under the Arms Act and section 7 of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, police said adding that a search has been launched to nab the other accused.
|2018-06-19||9 held for manhandling policemen, beating lady constable - United News of India|
9 held for manhandling policemen, beating lady constable
Thane, June 19 (UNI)
Police has arrested a total of nine persons, including three brothers, for allegedly manhandling the police personnel and beating up a lady constable at Central Police station of Ulhasnagar, police said on Tuesday. An offence under Sections 353, 332, 452, 147, 148, 149, 504, 506, 427 and 120 B of IPC and also 4 and 27 of the Arms Act and Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act has been registered against them with the police. According to a complaint by the lady police constable, a housewife and the respondent in-laws were called to the police station, following a complaint for mediation. When the mediation was going, the two parties initially exchanged hot words and later came to blows. The policemen and the mediator present on the scene tried to pacify them, but they also beat up the lady police constable and the mediator.
|2018-06-19||Watchman of housing society beaten to death by secretary in Thane - United News of India|
Watchman of housing society beaten to death by secretary in Thane
Thane, Jun 19 (UNI)
A 25-year-old watchman of a housing complex in Ulhasnagar town of the district has been allegedly strangled and beaten to death by the secretary of the society.The victim, Vikas Balbahadur Sunar, who was working as the watchman and lived in the watchman’s quarters along with his wife and their five-year-old daughter, used to do petty jobs in the society. Besides this, the couple also worked at the residence of the secretary Vicky, police said. Upset over the victim not doing the day's work, the wife of the secretary came to the watchman's room on Monday evening and asked him to complete the works. Shortly after midnight at about 0045 hours of today, secretary Vicky came to the victim's room and scolded him for not doing the work properly.
|2018-06-19||At counselling session in Ulhasnagar, couple's kin fight with swords, 10 hurt - Hindustan Times|
At counselling session in Ulhasnagar, couple’s kin fight with swords, 10 hurt
Couple began arguing during counselling, after which their relatives went to their houses and returned with weapons
MUMBAI Updated: Jun 20, 2018 11:29 IST
A couple’s counselling session at the Central police station on Tuesday turned into a brawl in which their families attacked each other with swords and knives.
Nine people have been arrested and sent to police custody.
Ten people were injured including six policemen (four of who are women constables).
Twenty-six-year-old Vikash Shirsat, who works in private company, married Neha Murtadkar, 24, last year.
“It was a love marriage. However, they fought almost every day. For the last few months, Neha has been living with her family at Badlapur,” said V Dolas, senior police inspector of Central police station.
According to the police, Vikas claimed he would call his wife several times but she would never respond.
“Vikas had recently approached the Women’s Welfare Centre for help with his marriage. He and his wife were called for counselling, but their relatives also accompanied them,” said Dolas.
The questions during the meet led to a heated argument between the couple.
“As they were arguing, their relatives entered the centre and few ran to their homes and came back with swords and knives. When women police tried to stop the couple, they pushed the policewomen, while others rushed to their aide. However, they too were pushed and abused, and their clothes were torn,” said a police officer from Thane commissionerate.
Within a few minutes, the beat marshal police and Central police station staff rushed to the spot and handled the situation.
“We arrested nine people and lodged a case against them,” said the officer.
The nine arrested have been identified as Samir Changle, 24, Sachin Murtadkar, 21, Yogesh Murtadkar, 24, Rahul Murtadkar, Mahesh Karpe, 36, Vikas Shirsat, 26, Akash Shirsat, 24, Bandu Shirsat, 36, and Amol Shirsat, 28.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
|2018-06-19||Ulhasnagar couple brings knives to a marital fight | Mumbai News ... - Times of India|
Ulhasnagar couple brings knives to a marital fight
Updated: Jun 20, 2018, 08:53 IST
KALYAN: The police might want to reconsider their well-intentioned attempts to play arbitrator between warring couples next time.
In a shocker for cops at the Women's Complaint Centre at Ulhasnagar, a counselling centre of the police, families of a couple, called to resolve their marital dispute amicably, started brandishing knives at each other.
Fearing things would get out of hand, police constable Sulakshana Chandanshive immediately rushed to Central police station, adjacent to the centre, to call for reinforcements. The husband, Vikas Shirsath, and three family members have been arrested and a knife seized. On the girl's side, five relatives were arrested and three swords and two knives recovered from them.
Police said Neha and Vikas married last year and lived in Badlapur. While Vikas worked at a data entry firm, Neha was a homemaker.
Six months ago, the love story soured. Neha walked out on Vikas and went to live with her parents. When she refused to return, Vikas approached the Badlapur police.
Yogesh Gaikar, police sub inspector said, "Badlapur police recommended the case to the Women's Complaint Centre for counselling."
On Tuesday, both sides turned up at the centre. A heated argument took place between them during which one of the girl's relatives took out a knife. But, the other side had come prepared-they pulled out a knife too.
Vijay Dolas, senior police inspector, said, "We stepped in before both parties could attack each other. During a check, we were shocked to find arms in their possession."
"We have arrested five family members from Neha's family and four of Vikas's relatives and he were held under the Arms Act. They have also been charged with stopping government servants from discharging their duties," said Dolas.
In a statement to the police, both parties have claimed they were carrying arms as a safety measure as they had been tipped off about a possible attack by the other side.
|2018-06-18||Ulhasnagar river basin's history in a museum - NETIVE.in|
Ulhasnagar river basin’s history in a museum
June 18, 2018
Thane based trust discovered 6000 different type of sculptures, fossils, artefacts and ancient stone tools from Ulhasnagar river basin. Ashwamedh Pratishthan in Titwala is bringing it all inside a museum and research centre that will be open to the public soon. The Ashwamedh Pratishthan’s museum initiative is being supported by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).
Apart from the river itself, which is a source of drinking water, there is a plethora of tangible historical, social and cultural heritage of the area. In the museum, they restore a wide range of archaeological and geological artefacts collected from areas around the Ulhas river basin, including sculptures, fossils, and ancient stone tools and measuring equipment. The trust plans to display 6,000 such objects under one roof.
While talking to Hindustan Times, Avinash Harad, founder of the Ashwamedh Pratishthan, said, “We have collected these artefacts from different places for the last 18 years. At times, we have purchased them and sometimes, people have donated it to the trust. Some of the artefacts are around 1,000 to 2,000 years old.”
The museum not only provide different type sculptures, fossils, artefacts and ancient stone tools but they also provide 10,000 books, to provide extended notes on its collection. There is also a section that displays a collection of everyday objects (from households and offices) from centuries ago: metal weights, stamp papers, household equipment, lights, keys and communication devices. “One can see telephones and radio sets from the olden days. These items cannot be seen anywhere now,” said Deepak Jadhav, 27, a member of the trust.
As visitors enter the museum and into a 40-seater auditorium, they will be shown a primer on the importance of the Ulhas river basin. There will be workshops and other activities if they are interested in knowing more about the subject. The museum is located in the seven-storey Uma Deep building, near the historic Ganesh Mandir in Titwala. It will comprise of six sections dedicated to different themes or topics.
Explaining the importance of museum, Harad said, “We found a milestone of the Ambivli railway station at a house in Wadavali village, where it was used for household chores. The stone, probably from the 1870s, has a mention of the rail-route distance. Such stones were placed at every station before they were established. We managed to convince the house owner to give us the stone. People usually do not understand the importance of such things. Some keep it safe with themselves but they forget there is a need to preserve them.”
|2018-06-18||Ulhasnagar Sena corporator attacked - Times of India|
Ulhasnagar Sena corporator attacked
Jun 19, 2018, 03:55 IST
ULHASNAGAR: Shiv Sena corporator from Ulhasnagar Vikas Patil was attacked by six persons in Ambernath on Sunday night. Police arrested the main accused, Ganesh Patil, who is also attached to the Sena, and have begun a search for the other accused on Monday.
Police said it was some old enmity. They said Vikas had gone for a friend's birthday party in Kakole village and was returning late at night when Ganesh, with his friend Jitu Salunkhe, overtook his car on Sunday.
Ganesh attacked Vikas on his hand and leg with a sharp weapon. His associates then stoned Vikas's car and fled. Vikas, who suffered multiple injuries, was admitted to a private hospital in Ulhasnagar.
Shivaji Nagar police have arrested Ganesh while a hunt is on for six to seven others. Senior inspector Dilip Godbole said, "The main accused and victim stay in the same area and have some old enmity."
|2018-06-17||10-yr-old boy injured in stone-pelting on train; rushed to ICU after rlys fail to help - Pune Mirror|
10-YR-OLD BOY INJURED IN STONE-PELTING ON TRAIN; RUSHED TO ICU AFTER RLYS FAIL TO HELP
Updated: Jun 18, 2018, 09.20 AM IST
Prem Jethwani, a 10-yearold boy from Gujarat was injured in a stone-pelting incident a few minutes after leaving Pune in the Intercity Express around 6.15 pm on Saturday. To make matter worse, there was no first-aid kit available on the train and the boy’s condition got rapidly worse and he finally had to wait until Lonavala to receive basic treatment.
Prem was hit on the face and was bleeding from his nose as well as his forehead.
The situation only grew more distressing aboard the train when the boy’s parents failed to get any help from the ticket collector or the Railway Protection Force (RPF). All the officials could do was offer a band-aid as there was no other medical kit in any of the train compartments.
The boy was severely injured in the incident and only received basic treatment after halting at Lonavala station where the wound was temporarily dressed. He was later moved to a hospital in Ulhasnagar.
A co-passenger, Parth Shah, took to Twitter, seeking help for the boy. Shah also reported the problem, tagging various railway officials. However, the post was given no heed and none of the officials replied to the tweet or took any further action.
Shah told Mirror, “The boy’s parents were desperately looking for some help but couldn’t do anything as there was no first-aid kit on board. They received no help from the ticket collector or the guards and had to wait until we reached Lonavala. To their credit, the family kept calm during the whole situation — they didn’t blame anyone or complain.”
|2018-06-17||Maharashtra plans time limits, more funds for DP implementation - The Hindu|
Maharashtra plans time limits, more funds for DP implementation
MUMBAI, JUNE 18, 2018 00:12 IST
UPDATED: JUNE 18, 2018 07:23 IST
To speed up implementation of development plans designed for major cities, the State government is contemplating time-bound responsibilities for officers and allocating more funds for land acquisition.
The government recently approved the Mumbai Development Plan 2034, which promises more affordable housings and open spaces in the city. In the past, implementation of DP has been poor, with only about 30% of the 1991 DP implemented. The situation is similar in other cities as well.
An official from the Urban Development Department (UDD) said, “The municipal corporation prepares the DP for proper and planned development of the city to avoid congestion and to improve infrastructure. Poor implementation leads to haphazard development, putting pressure on the system.”
The government is coming up with a time-bound plan to implement the DP, where officials at every step will be held accountable. “The reason to prepare a DP every 20 years is to accommodate changes, and with an understanding that the earlier DP has been implemented. How can fresh work begin if the earlier work is not completed?” the official asked.
The UDD has identified shortage of funds as one of the main causes of delay in land acquisition. Though the DP promises incentives such as extra FSI and TDR for land owners and developers, the government will allocate more funds for acquisition through civic budgets.
Planning experts, however, remain doubtful about the push for implementation.
“Extra FSI, TDR, accommodation reservation were introduced earlier for the 1991 DP, despite which we implemented only 30%. Our thrust has been more on builders and private land owners to make a DP successful, which hardly happens. Whether land acquisition will be successful or not is difficult to judge now,” said Hussain Indorewala, assistant professor at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies. He said it will be important to see if the funds with the municipal corporation are distributed equitably for the public good.
While Mumbai DP 2034 has been approved, the Regional Plan 2016-2036 for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is set to get a go-ahead within a month. It will impact a population of around 22.8 million under eight municipal corporations (Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Navi Mumbai and Vasai-Virar), nine municipal councils (Ambernath, Badlapur, Alibaug, Karjat, Khopoli, Matheran, Panvel, Pen and Uran), 35 census towns, and 994 villages.
The plan has been scrutinised by a committee under the Chief Minister and is awaiting a response from the Director (Town Planning).
|2018-06-16||Central Railway stations to get hi-tech platform indicators - Free Press Journal|
Central Railway stations to get hi-tech platform indicators
Jun 16, 2018 08:33 am
Mumbai:The central railway (CR) has now planned to replace the old platform indicators with the hi-tech ones which will be connected via optical fibre. A senior railway official said one such platform indicator has been set up at Dombivli station on trial basis, which has been operational from June 10.
“Soon the new platform indicators will be set up on another 13 stations and by December 2018, all the platforms on suburban line will have these hi-tech platform indicators,” added an official. The other CR stations to have the high-tech display boards by the end of this year are the CSMT, Shahad, Ambivli, Titwala, Kasara, Ulhasnagar, Vithalwadi, Ambernath, Badlapur, Shelu, Ghatkopar and Kurla.
The old platform indicators often malfunctioned or displayed wrong train timings, which affected commuters. “This initiative of replacing old indicators with new ones is because the old indicators were failing to show the correct train timings or simply malfunctioning, common occurrences on the CR’s main line. Hence, we decided to replace all the indicators in a phase-wise manner. The old indicators will be repaired and kept as standbys to be used at other stations, including those on the Harbour Line, if needed,” said an official.
Sanjay Jain, divisional railway manager of CR, Mumbai division, said that the new indicators are IP-based and can be accessed from remote location, so troubleshooting is easier. “It is the first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways, as every indicator has separate IP address, so it can be checked individually. Moreover it will be connected via optical fibre cable, which means lesser interference and smooth working,” he said. He further said the display boards would be free from any electrical interference or errors, which occur in copper cables and they will keep a spare computer system for controlling indicator operation. “In case of failure of one computer, others can take over without any interruption,” Jain added.
|2018-06-07||10 Pilgrims travelling from Ujjain to Ulhasnagar killed in a road accident, 12 injured - India TV|
10 Pilgrims travelling from Ujjain to Ulhasnagar killed in a road accident, 12 injured
The pilgrims were travelling from Ujjain to Ulhasnagar in Thane when the accident occurred near Chandwad. 10 pilgrims succumbed on the spot, another 12 were injured, including five whose condition is critical, he added.
Updated: June 07, 2018 12:04 IST
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS): At least 10 pilgrims returning from a pilgrimage in Madhya Pradesh were killed in a road accident on the Mumbai-Agra national highway in Maharashtra's Nashik on Thursday, police said.
The pilgrims were travelling from Ujjain to Ulhasnagar in Thane when the accident occurred near Chandwad around 7.15 a.m., Inspector A.R. Mohite said.
"The front tyre of the minibus carrying the pilgrims party suddenly burst leading the driver to lose control. The vehicle then rammed from behind into a stationery sand-truck by the road," Mohite told IANS.
While 10 pilgrims succumbed on the spot, another 12 were injured, including five whose condition is critical, he added.
The injured have been rushed to the Chandwad Civil Hospital and their relatives who are mostly in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar in Thane have been informed.
|2018-06-07||10 pilgrims killed, 13 hurt in accident near Nashik - The Asian Age|
10 pilgrims killed, 13 hurt in accident near Nashik
Published : Jun 8, 2018, 5:18 am IST, Updated : Jun 8, 2018, 5:17 am IST
The deceased include seven men, two women and a minor boy.
MUMBAI: Ten pilgrims died while 13 others were injured in an accident on the Mumbai-Agra highway near Nashik. The mishap took place near Chandwad early morning Thursday, when a minibus carrying 22 passengers back to Ulhasnagar from a pilgrimage of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, rammed into a sand truck after its front tyre burst suddenly. The deceased include seven men, two women and a minor boy.
According to sources, the accident took place near Chandwad’s Adgaon village, at Sogras Phata on the Mumbai-Agra national highway at 5.50am on Thursday, when the Sai Travels bus (MH-05-CK-357) was on its way back from Ujjain. The group, staying in the Kalyan-Ulhasnagar belt, visited Omkareshwar temple in Ujjain earlier this week, and started its return journey from Ujjain at 9.30pm on Friday.
An official said that when the bus was near Adgaon village, its tyre burst following which, the driver lost control over the vehicle and rammed into a sand truck which was also stationary since it had a a punctured tyre.
A police source said, “The accident was so massive, that 10 persons were killed on the spot, while 13 others were injured. Of those injured, five are said to be in a critical state. The injured are recuperating in the civic-run Chandwad Civil Hospital in Nashik.”
The 10 who died on the spot have been identified as: Baba Chavan (58), Lakshmibai Parmar (65), Kau Chavan (48), Jagruti Ghavri (35), Gunjan Valodra (24), Pawan Ghavri (7), Nisha Ghavri (16), Geeta Parmar (45), Prakash Ghavri (45) and Geeta Parmar (40).
The 13 injured persons have been identified as: Geeta Vasoda (38), Radhi Rathod (40), Jamuna Chavan (70), Manju Gujrati (31), Pragati Gujrati (60), Kaushik Ghav (14), Bindiya Gujrati (60), Dhanu Parmar (66), Vasu Dumayya (54), Brijesh Malhotra (20), Ajay Malhotra (45), driver Kisan Pathak, and truck cleaner Punam Malicha.
Inspector Anant Mohite said, “"The families of the deceased and injured have been informed, and they will reach here by evening,” he said.
|2018-06-07||City had moderate air quality till April, says MPCB - The Hindu|
Mumbai had moderate air quality till April, says MPCB
UPDATED: JUNE 08, 2018 07:47 IST
Moderate air quality in Mumbai might have adverse impact on people with asthma and heart disease, and senior citizens, an Air Quality Index (AQI) report by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for the first four months of 2018 has said.
Apart from Mumbai, the report has identified Pune, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Chandrapur and Badlapur as cities with moderate air quality.
The MPCB report, released on Wednesday, has identified February as the month of lowest air quality in the moderate category, with Mumbai’s AQI rising up to 164, while April had the best air quality in the category with the city’s AQI dropping to 119.
An AQI from 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 bad, 301-400 very bad and 400 above is considered extremely bad.
“In general, the air quality in the city and State is satisfactory. We have been constantly monitoring the air quality parameters and Maharashtra is the State with highest number of air quality monitoring stations. Constant monitoring helps to ensure the quality does not drop to dangerous levels,” said Dr. V.M. Motghare, Joint Director, (Air Pollution Control), MPCB. He added that the MPCB is preparing a relevant action plan to improve air quality in regions that did not attain the standards.
The MPCB has strengthened its real-time air quality monitoring network by establishing 10 real-time Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) in Mumbai, two in Navi Mumbai and one each in Vasai-Virar and Kalyan.
“Setting up stations is not the only important part as spatial distribution has to be proper to get the best results,” said Dr. Motghare.
As per the report, Badlapur had one of the worse air quality indices in the moderate category, along with Chandrapur in Vidarbha.
|2018-06-05||Meet India's first visually challenged woman IAS officer - Times Now - Times Now|
Meet India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer
Updated Jun 05, 2018 | 14:17 IST |
A resident of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, Patil lost her eyesight when she was merely six years of age. Even after multiple surgeries to reattach her retinas were not successful, she did not lose hope and instead, made her mark in the books of history.
ERNAKULAM: A woman who championed socialism, a man whose voice cannot be forgotten and another whose verse is seen as the ultimate expression of Greek Literature. These panegyrics refer to Helen Killer, Stevie Wonder, and Homer, all of whom made a mark for themselves despite the odds. At a time when the world saw visual impairment as a constraint, these men and women made sure that nothing would come in their way of achieving greatness.One such recent addition to the list is 30-year-old Pranjal Patil who made history when she achieved the distinction of becoming the first visually challenged woman IAS officer in India. A resident of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, Patil lost her eyesight when she was merely six years of age. Even after multiple surgeries to reattach her retinas were not successful, she did not lose hope and instead, made her mark in the books of history.
In her early academic years, Patil faced difficulty studying at the Marathi-medium Kamala Mehta Dadar School for the blind. However, determined to not let her sensory impairment get in the way, she managed to get into St Xavier's College with the help of the Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged. After studying political science at Xavier's, Patil decided to pursue her Masters in International Relations from Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Owing to her remarkable academic credentials, she was then offered an integrated MPhil and Ph.D. program. The extent of Patil's laudable efforts can clearly be illustrated by the fact that she cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination merely by solving mock papers and attending discussions rather than joining a coaching center. She secured a rank of 773 in her first attempt in 2016.After completing the first leg of her training at Mussoorie's Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Patil was offered the position of an Assistant Collector in Central Kerala's Ernakulam district for a training period of one year. "I did notice right away that because Kochi is tourist friendly, everyone is very accustomed to receiving new people in the city," she told media a little after joining duty on May 28.
|2018-06-05||Who is Pranjal Patil? India's first visually challenged woman IAS officer, now Ernakulam's new Assistant Collector - Financial Express|
Who is Pranjal Patil? India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer, now Ernakulam’s new Assistant Collector
About two years ago, Pranjal Patil from Ulhasnagar had cracked the Union Public Service Examination 2016 with a rank of 773 in her first attempt. Patil, who had lost her vision completely when she was just six, has now taken over as the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam.
Published: June 5, 2018 1:03 PM
About two years ago, Pranjal Patil from Ulhasnagar had cracked the Union Public Service Examination 2016 with a rank of 773 in her first attempt. Patil, who had lost her vision completely when she was just six, has now taken over as the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam, becoming India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer. The 30-year-old will hold the position of the Assistant Collector for a year as part of her training period, whose first leg she completed at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.
After completing her field training in Kochi, Patil will go back to Mussorie to wrap up her training at the end of which she is expected to submit a dissertation. Here is all you need to know about Pranjal Patil:
– Patil went to Kamala Mehta Dadar School for the blind. She faced a huge challenge as it was a Marathi medium school.
– Hours of hard work and a well-established support system in the form of Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged helped Patil get admission into St. Xavier’s College where she studied Political Science.
– She later shifted to Delhi to pursue her Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), after which she was admitted into an integrated M.Phil. and Ph.D. programme.
– Patil had undergone surgeries to reattach the retinas but they were not successful. “When the surgeries were done, I did suffer a lot. The pain did not subside until at least a year after the surgery,” she told IE.
– Interestingly, she didn’t take any coaching for UPSC exam as Patil thought that it would mount unnecessary pressure on her. She only solved mock papers and attended discussions.
Patil said that she stayed away from all forms of competition which made her job easier. “Occasionally I would doubt if my level of preparedness was enough, but I let the sincerity of my effort lead me,” she was quoted as saying.
Patil took charge as the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam on May 28 and got a warm welcome in Kochi. “Considering I arrived just three days back, I am yet to interact with a lot of people in Kochi; but I did notice right away that because Kochi is tourist friendly, everyone is very accustomed to receiving new people in the city,” she added.
|2018-06-04||Visually impaired 30-year-old from Ulhasnagar becomes IAS officer ... - Hindustan Times|
Visually impaired 30-year-old from Ulhasnagar becomes IAS officer
Pranjal Patil joined as assistant collector at Ernakulam district in Kerala a week ago.
Updated: Jun 04, 2018 12:32 IST
Born with weak eyesight, 30-year-old Pranjal Patil, an Ulhasnagar resident, lost her vision at the age of six. But this did not deter her from achieving her dream of becoming an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.
After clearing the UPSC exams in the first attempt, she was offered a job in the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), but the railways refused to appoint her owing to her 100% blindness.
“After the railways’ refusal, I was disappointed, but not ready to give up the fight. I again worked hard to improve my ranking in the second attempt,” Patil said.
A tenacious Patil cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams in the second attempt too — this time with a better score and standing 124th in the country. Patil joined as assistant collector at Ernakulam district in Kerala a week ago.
For the past week, Patil has been busy fielding questions from media. “Everyone is fascinated by my achievement, but I do not think one should consider blindness as an obstacle,” she said. She has a piece of advice for the railways: “The doors of opportunity should be open to all and not restricted to physical limitations.”
Patil lost her vision when her eyes were exposed to direct sunlight. A political science graduate, she completed her master’s in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, followed by an MPhil and PhD.
She is married to Kunal Patil, a businessman from Dombivli.
Japanese philosopher Daisaku Ikeda and physicist Stephen Hawking are her role models.
It’s a proud moment for her parents, who have stood by her side. “We have always encouraged her to achieve her dream. Though it jolted her and us when she lost her eyesight, she was a very focused and diligent child,” said LB Patil, 57, her father.
Her parents are accompanying her to Ernakulam.
“Currently it is my training period as assistant collector. I am learning about various departments and their functions. There are many challenges ahead of me,” Patil said. She has met officials from various departments to understand her role better.
“Although Kerala and Maharashtra are coastal regions, they are culturally and linguistically very different. People in Kerala are more aware of laws and politics,” Patil said.
|2018-06-04||Hi-tech indicators for 13 Central Railway stations - Mumbai Mirror|
HI-TECH INDICATORS FOR 13 CENTRAL RAILWAY STATIONS
Updated: Jun 5, 2018, 04.23 AM IST
The pesky problem of platform indicators malfunctioning or displaying wrong train timings is set to get over for the passengers of Central Railway’s (CR) main line.
The CR is in the process of replacing the old and snag-prone indicators at 13 stations with hi-tech ones connected via optical fiber cable. It has set the target of completing the project by December 2018. The first station to get the new set-up is Dombivali, where trial is on . The indicators will be operational from June 10.
The other CR stations to boast the high-tech display boards by this year-end are Shahad, Ambivali, Titwala, Kasara, Ulhasnagar, Vithalwadi, Ambernath, Badlapur, Shelu, Ghatkopar, Kurla and CSMT.
A CR official told Mirror, “Indicators failing to show the correct train timings or simply malfunctioning are common on the CR’s main line. Hence, why we decided to replace all the indicators in a phase-wise manner. The old indicators will be repaired and kept as standby to be used at other stations, including those on the Harbor Line, at crisis hour.”
Sanjay Jain, divisional railway manager of CR, Mumbai Division, said that the new indicators are IP-based and can be accessed from remote location, so troubleshooting is easier.
“Every indicator has separate IP address, so that they can be checked separately, the firstof-its-kind in Indian Railways. This apart, these are connected via optical fiber cable, which means lesser interference and smooth working. The display boards will be free from any electrical interference or errors, which occur in copper cables. We will keep a spare computer system for controlling indicator operation. In case of failure of one computer, others can take over without any interruption,” Jain added.
Better and brighter
Other stations in the line: Shahad, Ambivali, Titwala, Kasara, Ulhasnagar, Vithalwadi, Ambernath, Badlapur, Shelu, Ghatkopar, Kurla and CSMT
Project deadine: December 2018
|2018-06-03||harassment of a minor child in ulhasnagar टिटवाळ्यात ... - eSakal - Sakal|
टिटवाळ्यात अल्पवयीन मुलावर अत्याचार
रविवार, 3 जून 2018
उल्हासनगर - दुचाकीवर फिरवण्याच्या बहाण्याने एका 20 वर्षीय तरुणाने अल्पवयीन मुलावर अत्याचार केल्याची घटना टिटवाळ्यात घडली आहे. याप्रकरणी पोलिसांनी रघू भारद्वाज याला अटक केली.
रघूने 15 वर्षीय मुलाला दुचाकीवर बसवून टिटवाळा येथील डोंगरावर नेले आणि लैंगिक अत्याचार केला. हा प्रकार मुलाने घरच्यांना सांगितल्यानंतर कुटुंबीयांनी पोलिसांत तक्रार दाखल केली. पोलिसांनी रघूवर गुन्हा दाखल करून त्याला अटक केली. न्यायालयाने त्याला 6 जूनपर्यंत पोलिस कोठडी सुनावली आहे.
|2018-06-03||Mumbai witnesses pre-monsoon showers, two people electrocuted - Free Press Journal|
Mumbai witnesses pre-monsoon showers, two people electrocuted
Jun 03, 2018 12:17 am
Mumbai : At least two persons were electrocuted to death in Bhandup after several parts of Mumbai witnessed heavy pre-monsoon showers, accompanied by strong winds and lightning.
Anil Yadav, 33, and Sara Yunus Shaikh, 9 (name changed), died from electric shock as they were passing by Khindi Pada in Bhandup West on late Saturday evening. They were rushed to MT Agarwal hospital in Mulund where they were declared dead on arrival. The bodies have been sent to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar for post-mortem.
On Saturday evening heavy downpour started from the outskirts of Thane like Badlapur, Dombivli, and Kalyan and within a while reached parts of Thane, Mira Road and also parts of Mumbai like Mulund, Powai, and Borivali.
By around 8 pm several parts of the city in eastern as well as western suburbs began receiving rains with gusty winds and thunderstorms. Rains were being reported from areas like Dahisar, Borivali, Kandivali, Powai, and parts of Andheri.
Pre-monsoon showers were earlier experienced in some parts of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad in the morning. It rained heavily in Thane and more rain is expected in this region till Alibaug. Due to heavy rains and gusty winds the feeder supplying power has been shut as a precautionary measure, leaving parts of Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Shahpur, Murbad, Dombivali, Titwala, Ambernath and surrounding areas in the dark.
Power supply feeder shut as precautionary measure, trains cancelled A Reliance Energy spokesperson said, “To minimise inconvenience of Mumbaikars due to MSETCL transmission line tripping, we ensured that our Dahanu Power Plant is running at its full capacity of 500 MW. We may have to continue doing rotational load-shedding in few of our areas till normalcy is restored in the grid so as to reduce discomfort to our consumers as far as possible.”
Railway commuters, too, had to face problems during peak hours as the suburban services were affected due to rainfall and thunderstorms which led to and even cancellation delay in trains.
“The platforms were chaotic as trains were cancelled and announcements were made,” said one of the commuters. Even the trans-harbour line was affected and as a reason, commuters were allowed to travel on the same ticket via Kurla station.
Heavy rains predicted in northeast, Maha; dust storm likely in Raj
New Delhi: The weatherman has predicted heavy rains in the northeastern states and Maharashtra on Sunday and dust storms in Rajasthan. Hot weather conditions will prevail over north and central India and warm conditions are very likely in a few areas of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, the Met Department said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rains at isolated places over West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Maharashtra. “Dust storms are likely at isolated places over Rajasthan,” it said. Thunderstorms and squalls are very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal. “Thunderstorms, gusty winds and lightning are very likely in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Odisha,” the advisory said.