4 months on, rent-a-cycle scheme yet to take off

17 Dec 2017

Nearly four months after its inauguration, the much-hyped bicycle-sharing facility is yet to take off as the municipal corporation has reportedly failed to provide basic infrastructure to make the initiative fully operational.

Train Commute along Thane-Diva stretch to get Colourful, Pleasant

14 Dec 2017

Civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal plans to colour the compound walls along the railway tracks between Thane and Diva with an aim to make the nearly 12km-long stretch a pleasing experience for commuters...

Winter bliss : Thane Cyclists enjoy Pedaling in Foggy Mornings

14 Dec 2017

While the foggy and cool mornings over the past few days have slowed down traffic due to the low visibility, it seems to have also attracted a new section of cyclists to the city roads and makeshift cycling tracks...

Set up own wet waste mgmt system, TMC tells big socs & commercial units

13 Dec 2017

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has instructed housing societies with 5,000 square metre area and commercial units generating over 100kg of waste daily to set up their own wet waste management systems before January 1, 2018.....

Low Quality Maintenance Work Done in Auditoriums : Activists

13 Dec 2017

The slab collapse at Gadkari Rangayatan auditorium last week has once again exposed the inferior quality of maintenance work carried out by the Thane.....

Wheels of Change: Scrapped TMT Buses may soon turn into toilets for women in city

13 Dec 2017

If all goes well then the Thane Municipal Transport body may soon convert buses that are meant to be scrapped into washrooms, exclusively for women. These washrooms will be parked at crowded spots in the city.....

4-day Times Sanskruti Art festival to show its Colours yet again in City

8 Dec 2017

The picturesque Upvan Lake will come alive once again with the illumination of its periphery to extend a rousing reception to the much-awaited Thane's Times Sanskruti Art Festival.....

At 817 Commuters/Bus Daily, TMT among most Crowded Transport

7 Dec 2017

The TMT ferries an average of nearly 817 passengers per bus daily making it one of the most crowded public transport services in the entire of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)....

Green Plans being Chalked out for dist, ‘Saving Forest Cover main Focus’

6 Dec 2017

From wiping out illegal encroachments in green zones to expanding green cover manifold by bringing the numerous state-wide environmental projects to the district, IFS officer Rajendra Kadam, who took over the reins of the Chief Conservator of Forests (Thane) last week...

Implement Better Safety Steps on GB Road : Residents, Activists

6 Dec 2017

After a spate of accidents involving heavy vehicles carrying hazardous chemicals on the highways in recent times, residents and activists have claimed for better safety measures to be adopted by authorities...

Thane District Records Decade’s Highest Rainfall this Season

5 Dec 2017

The district witnessed the strongest monsoon of the decade this year recording a total rainfall of 3206.4mm across the seven talukas from June to September...

Brace for snarls on Eastern Express Highway, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg soon

30 Nov 2017

In the coming months motorists will have to face long traffic snarls on Eastern Express Highway (EEH) and Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg (LBS) due to commencement of civil construction work for Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli Metro-4 corridor...

Old Thane-New Thane Theme Park

30 Nov 2017

An initiative by Thane MLA Pratap Sarnaik to construct a theme park in Thane to create awareness of the history of the city...

Thane Petrol Station Shuts Down After Motorists Protest For Diluting Petrol With Water

30 Nov 2017

Teen Hath Naka Fuel Pump Station In Trouble After Several Motorists, Whose Refuelled Vehicles Broke Down, Allege That Petrol Was Diluted With Water; Police Shut Station Until Probe Is Complete....

Nitin Company gets noisiest Junction tag; Pokhran Road follows suit

28 Nov 2017

THANE: With every passing day vehicular traffic and construction work in the city have been on the rise. This has led to a rise in noise pollution. Honking is one of the major reasons for a rise in decibel levels, especially at major junctions of the city....

33% Housing Societies fail to Submit Audited Accounts

28 Nov 2017

MUMBAI: Around 20,000 housing societies in the Mumbai metropolitan region have not submitted their audited finances for the 2017-18 fiscal to the cooperatives department even after extensions to the September deadline....

Over 3,000 Start their Day on A Fit Note at Happy Streets

27 Nov 2017

THANE: The much-awaited Happy Streets Season-VI was back with a bang on Thane streets. The event got off to a spectacular start on Sunday morning with over 3,000 fitness freaks streaming into the no-vehicle zone of Gladys Alvares Road from as early as 7am....

Sports is Serious Business for theseTrainers who go on to Inspire Others

27 Nov 2017

THANE:'Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose - it teaches you about life,' once said Billie Jean King, an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. Many youngsters have taken inspiration....

Bird-Watchers' Conclave begins in Thane Today

25 Nov 2017

MUMBAI: In cities, their suburbs, and outskirts, as forest patches and wetlands shrink to make way for the advancing asphalt and concrete, habitats lose connectivity, impacting species' ability to get where they need to go to find food, water, shelter, and mates.....

Slab Collapses in Thane; Senior Citizen Klled

25 Nov 2017

THANE: A senior citizen was killed while three others suffered injuries after part of a third floor slab of a 20 year old building collpased in the Wagle estate area of Thane city.....

First of its kind Bio Diversity Park Ready since 7 Months but Still Shut for Done

24 Nov 2017

More than seven months after completion, the ambitious and first-of-its-kind bio-diversity park along Saket Road still hasn't been thrown open to the public. This is because the officials haven't received an appointment by the forest minister to inaugurate the park....

Pharmacy gets Notice for Selling Medicines meant to Treat Animals

22 Nov 2017

A pharmacist and partner of a pharmacy in Naupada have been booked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for allegedly selling drugs to patients, which were wrongly labelled and meant to treat animals...

World Television Day just another Day for Thaneites as the Idiot Box Loses its Charm

22 Nov 2017

While the main source of entertainment, the television (TV), was the most sought after visual mass media once upon a time, its relevance today seems limited with the reach of social media and the internet...

With High Pollution Levels, Thaneites may soon be Gasping for a Whiff of Fresh Air

22 Nov 2017

Breathless, could be the one word that can describe the life in the lake city. A study by the municipal administration has revealed that more than 90% of the over 22 lakh population live....

Public Participation in Policy Planning Plays a key Role in Managing Civic Affairs

20 Nov 2017

Urban planning appears to be in a crisis. Dictated more by private capital and the ambitious outlook of the planners, our cities are witnessing a skewed development pattern, given the increasing disconnect with the people it is meant to serve.....

Maharashtra to Push for E-Bikes for Delivery of Food, Goods

20 Nov 2017

The state transport department plans to push for electric bikes for delivery of food and other goods here to reduce pollution on roads.....

Raj Thackeray to hold anti-hawkers rally in Thane on Nov 18

18 Nov 2017

Continuing his party’s campaign against hawkers around railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has decided to hold a rally in Thane on Saturday....

City traffic dept get tech savvy, use tabs to jot down reports

17 Nov 2017

In a move to streamline internal communication bumpers and reduce the use of paper, the city traffic department has switched to digital technology to share daily reports with their seniors....

Jaggery, dates ladoos make way in Thaneites homes as winter sets in

17 Nov 2017

With winter fast approaching, the aroma of jaggery and sesame seed ladoos, ghee, jaggery barfis and other such delicacies has overpowered the bylanes of the lake city...

MMRDA appoints three contractors for MTHL

16 Nov 2017

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) executive committee, headed by chairman Sumit Mallick, and chief secretary, government of Maharashtra, on Thursday, accorded administrative approval to the appointment of three contractors to construct all three packages of the 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL)....

Thane Theme Park to Showcase City’s Landmarks

16 Nov 2017

You can soon see all the popular landmarks of Thane by visiting in one park. The work on the park has been going on for eight months and it will cost Rs16 crore. The first theme park in the city, the Old Thane New Thane theme park coming up at the Patilipada signal at Ghodbunder is set to open around first week of December....

Eco­friendly ride : You can travel on electric bus in Thane from January

16 Nov 2017

GREEN WAY For the first time, TMC will invest in buses at zero cost; appointed agency will look after operations for 10 years.If all goes as per the Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) plans, 10 new electric buses are set hit the road by the end of this year....

Saket-Gaimukh Shoreline Road may Face Hurdles as NGT stays Construction in CRZ

13 Nov 2017

The ambitious Saket-Gaimukh shoreline road plan drafted by the TMC and MMRDA could possibly run into environmental hurdles after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently stayed all construction proposals falling within the coastal zone....

Thaneites Feel the Chill as Temp Drops to 21C

13 Nov 2017

Since last week the city has been witnessing a slight drop in temperatures, especially at night. But this cool climate will be short-lived as temperatures will shoot up by a few notches in the days to come....

‘Skill Development Centres needed in City to Guide Budding Entrepreneurs’

12 Nov 2017

Bitten by the bugs of ideation, innovation, experimentation, risk and entrepreneurship, youngsters across the nation seem to have been shunning traditional and stable jobs to start their own ventures in a variety of sectors over the past few years...

10 Electric AC Buses likely to Hit City Roads by Jan 2018

12 Nov 2017

Close on the heels of Mumbai, commuters from Thane will also be able to avail the services of 10 hi-tech electric powered buses that are likely to be deployed by January next year in the city....

TMC offers 3 options to Dist for alternate Stn Land Transfer

11 Nov 2017

The municipal corporation has presented three options before the state health department for handing over the required part of land from its regional mental health hospital for developing an alternate railway station on the Central Railway route between Thane and Mulund...

TMT adds 39 New Buses on Ghodbunder-Mira Road Corridor

10 Nov 2017

As many as 39 new buses inducted to the TMT fleet on Thursday will soon be plying on the busy Ghodbunder and Mira Road corridor....

TCS Centralises City Operations into One Centre in Thane; to House 30,000 Employees

8 Nov 2017

As part of consolidating its operations in the megapolis spread across multiple locations, largest software exporter Tata Consultancy ServicesBSE -1.10 % today launched a new campus at the suburban Thane that can house 30,000 people....

It’s Official : Mumbai to Goa ferry Service Starts Next Month

8 Nov 2017

Road, air and now, sea: starting December 2017, you will have a slightly sexier way to arrive in India’s sunshine state. The much-awaited ferry service from Mumbai to Goa is all set to launch next month, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Tuesday....

Bird Watchers from Thane Eagerly await Salim Ali Bird Count

7 Nov 2017

Bird watchers and avifauna enthusiasts from Thane will participate in the Salim Ali bird count on November 12. Equipped with their binoculars, cameras and a list of species of birds provided to them by the Bombay Natural History Society...

‘Mindset Change is the Key to Clean Campaign’

5 Nov 2017

Whether it is the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-year-old nationwide Swachha Bharat Abhiyan or a delayed impact of the Sant Gadgebaba Swachhata Abhiyan started by former deputy chief minister and Late RR Patil in 1999...

Now Experience North Pole Feel in City; Snow World on the Cards

5 Nov 2017

The municipal corporation is working towards recreating the sub-zero terrains of the polar region within the humid confines of the lake city, by developing a snow world theme park in Kolshet.

From Making Soaps to Learning Dinning Etiquettes Kids make most of their Vacation

5 Nov 2017

With space on the Thane railway platforms getting crunched due to the construction of foot-over-bridges, activists fear that the commuter safety is at an increasing risk.

‘Platform Space Filled with Foot-over-bridges Pillars, food stalls, no Space left for Commuters’

3 Nov 2017

With space on the Thane railway platforms getting crunched due to the construction of foot-over-bridges, activists fear that the commuter safety is at an increasing risk.

Special Mega Block between Mulund and Thane Stations

3 Nov 2017

The Central Railway will operate a five hours traffic and power block on the Up slow line between Mulund and Thane stations on the intervening nights of November 3- 4 and 4-5 for undertaking repairs on the Kopari bridge on the Eastern Express Highway.

Realty Projects to get Only One-Year Deadline Extension

2 Nov 2017

The central government, which had jolted builders when it introduced a real estate regulatory law last year, maintained that a limited permissible one-year extension..

Repairs yet to begin for Parsik tunnel

1 Nov 2017

The Parsik tunnel finds itself in a precarious condition because of the slums that have mushroomed on it. Multiple leakages inside the tunnel through which water spurts onto passing trains and its ceiling is cracked

Thane Smart City Project: Works worth Rs 700 crore Approved

31th October 2017

The works were approved in a meeting chaired by Board's chairman Manu Srivastava. The Board has been constituted jointly by Thane Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra government...

Thane district's share in Maha GDP on rise, may overtake Mumbai's in future

30th October 2017

Thane district is expected to replace Greater Mumbai as the prime economic hub of the state. The projection has been made by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), Delhi, in its report 'Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Maharashtra'.

Metro between Kalyan-Bhiwandi & Thane to cut down travel time

27th October 2017

The freshly approved metro connect between Thane and Bhiwandi-Kalyan could soon cut down the travel time between these cities to barely 40 minutes compared to the present arduous two hour journey made via the dense road or railways.

TMC plans sops for hsg socs conserving green cover in city

27th October 2017

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) now wants to encourage residents to participate in conservation of the green cover in their respective areas.

State CAG audit points out to Rs 1.56 crore loss in TMC waste disposal over the years

27th October 2017

An audit by the state comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has punched holes in the waste disposal process of the Thane civic body pointing out to financial losses to the tune of Rs 1.56 crore over the last few years.

From Oct 23, 'smart' registration certificates for new cars, bikes in Thane

23rd October 2017

Starting October 23, the regional transport department will have over registration certificates (RC) in the form of smartcards. This will be given to all those who will be purchasing two-wheelers and cars from Monday.

Show utmost care for animals during Diwali celebrations: Thane veterinarians

20th October 2017

City-based veterinarians have cautioned animal lovers and pet owners to take preventive measures to ensure that animals are not scared or injured due to the noise or the spark emitted by firecrackers.

City marks Chhoti Diwali with holy bath, exchange of sweets

19th October 2017

Lake city was twinkling like a star as people lit diyas and removed rangolis outside their homes, marking the onset of Diwali. Thaneites put up strings of led lights, fairy lights and lanterns to celebrate Diwali with full enthusiasm.

Realty business hit, TMC earns less revenue in H1 of 2017-18

17th October 2017

The property market seems to have taken a beating in Thane as builders and redevelopment contractors are apparently slow-peddling on new projects, considering that the Thane civic body's collections from development charges, payable by builders, has hit rock bottom to just Rs 184 crore in the last six months.

Thaneites go eco-friendly this Diwali: Bamboo, jute, cloth & cardboard rock

14th October 2017

Be it a vibrant variety of cane, jute and cloth made kandils or reusable floating rangolis and traditional clay diyas, many stores have gone a step ahead and ensured that all their Diwali decorations are made from eco-friendly material in an attempt to be a part of the green celebrations this year.

Bombay HC lifts stay on OCs to Ghodbunder Road buildings

13th October 2017

The Bombay high court on Wednesday lifted its stay on grant of occupation and commencement certificates to new constructions and building projects on Ghodbunder Road in Thane

Proposed 6-km freeway between Shilphata & Kalwa may ease traffic

12th October 2017

The state public works department is mulling constructing a freeway between Shilphata and Kalwa to ensure a smooth and faster dispersal of traffic between Thane, Mumbai and Panvel, Pune on the old highway.

If tapped well, city could have collected water for 900 days

12th October 2017

The city witnessed one of the strongest monsoon season this year that could have otherwise ensured the water supply requirement of over 900 days for the city if it was tapped properly by the authorities.

23% infants not fully vaccinated, TMC to start 4-month-long drive

12th October 2017

More than 23 per cent of the over 27,000 new-born and infants from the deprived pockets in the city have not been completely vaccinated and could be susceptible to infectious diseases and at risk of untimely death, said officials in the civic health department.

Sudden temperature change from hot to cold makes people feel ‘sick’

10th October 2017

The fluctuating temperature due to the sudden rains in the evenings and blistering heat during daytime has given a cold and cough to almost everyone in the city.

Rs 150 cr due: Why is TMC lenient towards traders, ask activists

10th October 2017

Citizen activists' from Thane are planning to launch a no-tax payment agitation starting next month protesting the apparent lenient approach of the TMC towards the octroi default payments.

Kopri Bridge Work to Kick off by Jan

9th October 2017

In a major relief for lakhs of motorists plying daily between Mumbai and Thane, the construction work to release the bottleneck at Kopri road overbridge (RoB) in Thane..

Trans-Harbour rly Commuters Ffume Over Revised Timetable

9th October 2017

Commuters travelling on the Trans-Harbour route are upset with the recent revision in the timetable which, they claim, focuses more on Panvel route, leaving commuters travelling on the Sanpada-Vashi sector with less services....

Two-wheelers out, Space under Nitin flyover Turned into Recreation Zone

9th October 2017

From a neglected, poorly lit place that was occupied by garbage cans and two-wheelers, the space below Cadbury-Nitin Company flyover has undergone a complete transformation. The area has been used as a recreational spot for Thaneites.

City Vendors see Lack of Spark in Sale of Firecrackers

9th October 2017

he Diwali festival is just around the corner and shops across the city have already started selling diyas, lanterns and rangoli. However, the sale of firecrackers in the city has gone down this season.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Assures Anxious Parents of Timely Portion Completion

8th October 2017

In an attempt to reassure anxious parents of students from the Kendriya Vidyalaya school about the timely completion of curriculum, the school's authorities have put up a notice on their website declaring that completion of curriculum is their top priority.

Piramal Finance to Invest Rs 280 crores, in Puranik’s Project in Thane

5th October 2017

Piramal Enterprises, through its subsidiary Piramal Finance (PFL), will invest Rs 280 crores in Puranik’s flagship project ‘Puranik City Reserva’, in Thane. “We hope that this will be a long and rich relationship with the Puranik Group, which has a demonstrated track record of execution in the Thane micro market.

‘Hawker menace must be tackled, more entry & exit points need of the hour at stations’

5th Oct 2017

The hawker menace on the railway bridges and near the entry and exit points seems to be the pressing issue that has been plaguing the Thane suburban network.

TMC to redraw DP for cluster redevelopment zones

5th Oct 2017

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is likely to start designing micro development plans (DP) soon for each of the eight cluster stretches identified in the city for implementing the redevelopment project to ensure a planned zone with all amenities.

Students of KV’s class I to V to resume school at building in Naval area from today

3rd Oct 2017

After six long weeks of an unscheduled vacation, students of Kendriya Vidyalaya's class I to V will resume their studies at a building in the Naval area of the Air Force Station on Tuesday.