Women's Day Event In Thane To See Participation From Differently-Abled Ladies

06 March, 2019

The event will kickstart a campaign to provide job opportunities and the required skills training to equip them with opportunities for the future by inviting organisations....

Maharashtra Cabinet Gives Nod To 29km Thane's Intracity Metro Project

05 March, 2019

THANE: The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday cleared Thane's intracity metro project. Thane Guardian minister Eknath Shinde said that the cabinet has approved the proposal that aims....

2 Flyovers Thrown Open For Easy Commute Between Mumbai, Thane

04 March, 2019

THANE: Good news for motorists who commute between Mumbai and Thane daily. They can now use the internal flyovers constructed over LBS Marg near Castle Mill....

H1N1 Death In Thane: TMC Intensifies Awareness Drive

01 March, 2019

THANE: The civic-health department has intensified its campaign to combat H1N1 virus by taking various initiatives like informing people regarding the dos and don'ts....

TMC Chief Orders Revamp Of Entire Tendering Process

01 March, 2019

THANE: Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on Wednesday announced a revamp of the tendering process for executing civic projects to ensure more transparency....

Year On, Only 73,000 Takers For Digi Thane App Instead Of Targeted 6 Lakh

28 Feb, 2019

THANE: Almost a year after the ambitious Digi Thane project - web and mobile application facility - was launched in Thane it has clearly failed to garner the desired momentum as barely....

1 in 2 Thane Tribal Students Uses Smartphone To Study

15 Feb, 2019

THANE: Most weekdays, Raj (12) accesses the internet to crack mathematics sums or read more about historical events that are part of his school curriculum....

Shapoorji Pallonji To Soon Make Its Mark In Thane

14 Feb, 2019

Mumbai (Maharashtra)[ India] Feb 14 (ANI): The Shapoorji Pallonji Group have recently announced ambitious plans to develop around 80 million sq. ft....

After 350 Years, Shivaji's Raigad Fort To Be Made Global Tourist Hotspot

12 Feb, 2019

RAIGAD (MAHARASHTRA): Once considered impregnable, the hilltop Raigad Fort from where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj laid the foundations....

Nightmare On Ghodbunder Road: Metro Work, Dug Up Service Lanes

29 Jan, 2019

THANE: Travel on an 8-km stretch on Ghodbunder Road, especially during peak hours, has become a headache for motorists.....

Thane Residents To Get Updates On Trees Plantation

28 Jan, 2019

Environment friendly Thanekars can now get the status of the trees planted in the city through various drives on the TMC website. Moreover, the green cover is set.....

Age No Bar: Neighbourhood Kattas Bind Thane Residents Together

20 Jan, 2019

Popular for being a cultural hub in the central suburbs, Thane has developed many kattas over seven over the years.....

200-yr-old Thane Crematorium To Reopen On January 26

18 Jan, 2019

The Jawhar Baug Crematorium has catered to several generations — from the Portuguese and British to the present day residents.....

Bullet Train Work To Start In Maharashtra Only After Monsoon

13 Jan, 2019

MUMBAI: With land acquisition in Maharashtra lagging, the MumbaiAhmedabad bullet train project work is expected to take off in the state only post-monsoon.....

Press Brief: Vrukshavalli 2019

16 Jan, 2019

Plastic Usage causes great harm to the environment in the form of land, air and water pollution. Composition of plastic includes major toxic pollutants that negatively impacts.....

Roadwork Unearths Raj-Era Rail Track

10 Jan, 2019

Excavation during road repairs in Thane has led to the discovery of a British-era railway track, buried deep in the soil.....

Next Metro Stop Could Be Mumbra and Kalwa

09 Jan, 2019

THANE: After criss-crossing the Metropolis, Metro seems to be making its way into the hinterlands with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).....

TMC To Fast Track Pod Car Project, Study Feasibility Report

08 Jan, 2019

THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is likely to fast track implementation of the Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS).....

Markets Stocked With Sesame Seeds, Jaggery As Lake City Gears Up For Makar Sankranti

04 Jan, 2019

THANE: With the festival of Makar Sankranti merely two weeks away, the aroma of til, dry fruit and jaggery-based sweets.....

After Traffic Snarls, Efforts Underway To Decongest Ghodbunder Road

04 Jan, 2019

Civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal called a meeting of all the authorities concerned to find long and short term solutions to the traffic situation.....

Mumbai: Now, E-Apply To Transfer Tenanted Flat In Your Name

04 Jan, 2019

Mumbai has 3,505 tenanted buildings with 46,563 tenants in them. A civic official said citizens wanting to transfer properties will have to log in to BMC's website.....

National Science Congress: Two Students Secure ‘A’ Grade For Research Thesis

02 Jan, 2019

THANE: Two 12-year-olds, who were among the 14 students to have been selected from several city-based schools for the final leg.....

Maharashtra: Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro Project In Thane Approved

27 Dec, 2018

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, a planning body for the Mumbai region.....

Jogila Lake Revival Finalised, General Body Gives Its Nod

27 Dec, 2018

THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has finalized a Rs 2.5 crore worth systematic restoration and development plan for Jogila lake....

Soon, TMC To Repair Over 500 Inactive Wells

27 Dec, 2018

THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will soon repair the over 500 wells and 1,700 bores lying inactive within city limits as an alternative source of water supply....

Thaneites Over The Age Of 65 May Get 50% Discount On Their TMT Bus Fare

19 Dec, 2018

THANE: The Thane municipal transport (TMT) has proposed a 50% discount to senior citizens who are 65 years and above travelling on its buses which is likely to set back the fortunes....

Thane Shops Dazzle With Christmas Decor.Residents Spoilt For Choice

18 Dec, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, hundreds of shoppers have already begun making a beeline at city markets....

TMC Proposes Dedicated Fire Station For Kalwa, Parsik Areas

18 Dec, 2018

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has proposed to construct a full-flegded fire station at Kalwa....

SC Orders 10km Buffer Zone Around Thane Flamingo Sanctuary

15 Dec, 2018

MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary....

TMC Apathy Reason For Poor Infrastructure Across City Slums

10 Dec, 2018

Thane: The “indifference” of the municipal corporation towards upgrading the basic infrastructure in the three slum settlements of Thane....

Deemed Conveyance Request Up 3-Fold In Dist

07 Dec, 2018

THANE: The number of residential societies from Thane district applying for deemed conveyance (DC) has seen a notable jump this year with statistics....

Thane Lake To Turn Into Tourist Hotspot With ₹6-crore Makeover

02 Dec, 2018

TMC will construct floating pathway on the Masunda lake, light it up....

On A Swachh Note, TMC Trains Sanitary Workers In Waste Management

29 Nov, 2018

THANE: In a bid to improve its ranking in the nation-wide Swachh Survekshan list next year, the civic administration recently conducted a training session in waste collection....

22 Stations Planned For Thane’s Intracity Metro, Highly Populated Locations Linked

29 Nov, 2018

THANE: City commuters hailing from the high density localities like Wagle Estate and Lokmanya Nagar, travelling from the far end of Ghodbundar Road and those travelling regularly to the neighbouring cities will breathe a sigh of relief once the intracity metro line is completed, as the ring route will pass right through....

Measles And Rubella Immunization Drive Kicks Off, Schools Receive Positive Response

28 Nov, 2018

THANE: The state-wide measles and rubella (MR) immunization drive which kick-started on Tuesday in 12 private schools received positive response from parents. The Thane municipal corporation (TMC) has targeted 23,659 children between the age group of four and 15 years in the....

New Year gift: Thane to get 100 e-charging stations

25 Nov, 2018

THANE: If all goes as planned then by the New Year the city will get its first batch of e-charging stations in many parts of the city. The civic body is planning to roll out one such facility in January and has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding this on Thursday....

NGO, Thane school kickstart zero-waste management campaign

25 Nov, 2018

THANE: In an attempt to make every city school a zero-waste institution and start instilling the habit of cleanliness and road safely in the minds of the Gen X, city-based environmental NGO R-Nisarg and Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School kick started the first-of-its-kind ‘Prarambh movement’ on Saturday morning...

Thane: Most ‘hi-tech’ bins installed recently defunct sans power

24 Nov, 2018

THANE: Most of the ‘hi-tech’ garbage bins installed by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for collection of waste two months ago are lying defunct with no power supply...............

You've got rail

22 Nov, 2018

Mumbai: A new Ulwe in the making With the Panvel-Vasai-Virar railway line on the horizon, a completely new suburb is expected to emerge, thus giving rise to real estate aspirations...

TMC plans to revive two vital road links to ease congestion

19 Nov, 2018

Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation is planning to revive two vital road transport links proposed to ease the congestion on Ghodbunder Road in Thane and Kalwa which will not just ease traffic in the suburbs..............

Pod car dreams: The new-age commuting plan for Thane city

18 Nov, 2018

Thane: Circa 2025. Ghodbunder resident Prasad Mhatre alights at Thane station, walks up the stairs to the waiting driverless pod car that ferries him and four other like him on to the platform of the metro station..............

By 2025, Thane metro will ferry 20% of city’s population: Report

18 Nov, 2018

Thane: The internal city metro rail project of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is expected to ferry nearly 20% of the total population of Thane by 2025..............

TMC eyes three prime plots for constructing parking plazas

17 Nov, 2018

Thane: The municipal administration has identifed three prime parcels of state-owned land for a complete transformation to facilitate commercial use and also create public parking plaza large enough to accommodate over 3,300 vehicles.

Fewer trains led to overcrowding, inconvenience during 3 Diwali days

13 Nov, 2018

THANE: Despite a notable increase in commuter density reported at Thane station, the Central Railways plied fewer trains over the festive season last week causing immense inconvenience to commuters..............

Over 1.7 lakh citizens will be screened for TB in 2-week drive

13 Nov, 2018

Thane: As many as 1.63 lakh citizens will be screened for tuberculosis in a two-week active case finding program which is being conducted by the civic administration as per the guidelines of the state health department. .............

City schools to begin extra coaching classes for Class X, XII students

12 Nov, 2018

Thane: In an attempt to reach out to the academically-weaker Class X and XII students, several schools in the city have already started taking up extra classes and coaching programmes for these kids as the crucial board exams are fast approaching..............

SC ruling on 2-hour cracker bursting: Citizens confused

03 Nov, 2018

Thane: The recent decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to give state governments the flexibility to set the two-hour time slot for bursting crackers seems to have created confusion amongst citizens across the city.............

Nine temporary fire stations set up in Thane for Diwali

03 Nov, 2018

Thane: The municipal corporation plans to set up temporary fire stations at various parts of the city for Diwali to ensure prompt response in case of an emergency situation during the festive season............

Traffic diverted at market area for Diwali shopping

03 Nov, 2018

Thane: Owing to several citizens thronging the market for Diwali shopping, the Thane traffic department has imposed road diversion and will not allow vehicles to take the Jambli Naka market route. This, however, will affect traffic in the adjoining areas, including the station..............

Despite SC ruling, sale of crackers on the rise in city

30 Oct, 2018

Thane: Even though the Supreme Court passed an order on October 23 stating that there will be a ban on firecrackers that produce loud noise and pollute the environment, traders and retailers selling firecrackers across the city were seen doing brisk business.............

Differently-abled kids add a special touch to Diwali decor

27 Oct, 2018

THANE: Although the lake city markets are flooded with an array of festive decor ahead of Diwali, a plethora of decorations and diyas hand-crafted by special children have caught the eye of residents............

‘Hop and shop’ buses to hit Thane streets during Diwali

27 Oct, 2018

THANE: The Thane municipal transport (TMT) will be operating special buses from residential complexes along Ghodbunder Road to popular malls within the old city during Diwali in a bid to ease traffic snarls during peak hours... ..........

Thane Realty – Booming and How!

23 Oct, 2018

The quiet ‘lake city’ of Thane, once considered the ‘satellite’ of Mumbai has metamorphosed into one of the most coveted real estate destinations not just in India but in the world.. ..........

WeWork India leases four office assets in Mumbai, Bengaluru

22 Oct, 2018

The company has been picking up properties aggressively in a bid to expand number of facilities to over 20 centres across key markets by December 2018. ..........

Now, plastic bags travel to Thane from Gujarat

18 Oct, 2018

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board asks Thane Municipal Corporation, traffic police and team members to take action against trucks ferrying the bags across state lines ..........

48 students from 9 schools in dist shortlisted for Science Cong

17 Oct, 2018

THANE: As many as 48 young science enthusiasts from across nine schools in Thane district have been shortlisted at the recently concluded District Children’s Science Congress for the state-level competition in November. ..........

Step up tax collection, Jaiswal tells dept heads

17 Oct, 2018

Thane: Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has sent a stern message to all department heads asking them to step up revenue collections for the current fiscal and ensure annual targets are met much ahead before the financial year ends...........

After 13 TMC classes went hi-tech 2 yrs ago, 200 more to follow suit

16 Oct, 2018

THANE: After establishing 13 tech-savvy classes in 2016, as many as 200 civic school classrooms in Thane are set to undergo a major transformation in terms of innovative digital learning techniques by the next academic year. ..........

Tembi Naka fair further jams busy roads around it, commuters fume

15 Oct, 2018

THANE:The traffic jams caused due to the ongoing fun fair and pandal placed at Tembi Naka is leading to massive traffic snarls, especially during evening peak hours. ..........

South Indian community in Thane step up Navratri festivities with colourful golus

14 Oct, 2018

From narrating mythological stories, showcasing the power of women to depicting the rural life of south India, the south Indian community in the lake city is celebrating the nine-day Navratri festival with great gusto..........

Street plays, mock drills organised to create awareness on fire safety across city

13 Oct, 2018

In an attempt to spread awareness on fire safety and to ensure that residents are well informed about the basic dos and the don’ts in case of an emergency, the Thane fire brigade and regional disaster management cell (RDMC) have been conducting mock drills at various areas across the city since Monday..........

Citizens approach hosps for life support training to be of help during emergency

13 Oct, 2018

Realizing the importance of life support training in cases of emergencies like accidents, many housing societies, colleges and even motorists are approaching hospitals to learn the technique..........

Land ownership issue may delay Metro work

13 Oct, 2018

The ambitious Wadala-Kasarwadavli metro IV project may face delay in execution thanks to the uncertainty over ownership of the land assigned to it for developing a casting yard, which is a crucial part for executing the project.........

With fast, feast, dance and music Thaneites enjoy Navratri with zeal

13 Oct, 2018

Dressed in their best garba outfits and adorned with the latest oxidized jewelry, the lake city denizens have already started grooving to the traditional Navratri music.........

Traffic woes continue as parking plans delayed

11 Oct, 2018

Motorists will have to continue enduring vehicular traffic menace in city as the corporation has apparently frozen its two vital projects – the Modella parking lot and roadside parking policy- in Thane that could ease vehicular movement........

TMC to deploy drones to digitally map mangrove belt in Thane

10 Oct, 2018

The municipal corporation will now keep an aerial vigil over the mangrove belt along the Thane coastal belt to keep check on the mafia involved in its alleged destruction........

Thaneites take to internet to learn garba, dandiya moves

09 Oct, 2018

With just a day left for the nine-day festival, many youngsters are trying to learn some dance moves to be in sync. However since its exam season, many are not getting the time to attend garba classes. So, many are taking to the internet and other social media sites to learn the dance moves.....

As height barrier remains missing, tall vehicles may damage arch of Vitawa subway

09 Oct, 2018

An apparent delay in installing height gauges by the Central Railway at Vitawa underpass on Thane Belapur road is exposing it to possible damages from heavy vehicles passing under it alleged experts.

Bridges & flyovers may have to make way for Thane metro

08 Oct, 2018

The Wadala-Kasarwadavli Metro IV could bulldoze several existing and proposed infrastructure projects along its route within Thane city limits due to the reported lack of coordination between Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and local government bodies.

Metro IV: MMRDA toying with the idea of a double decker flyover at Kasarwadavli

06 Oct, 2018

Thane: The MMRDA is mulling to construct a double decker transport module at Kasarwadavli to accommodate a flyover for outbound road traffic and the Wadala-Kasarwadavli Metro IV station.

Jan 2019, new deadline for Saket park

05 Oct, 2018

District collector Rajesh Narvekar has assured citizens that the first-of-its-kind biodiversity park at Saket will be thrown open by January 2019.

Thane School Garden made by Students hotspot for Butterflies

04 Oct, 2018

Winged beauties from the fringes of the Yeoor hills seem to found a green paradise to perch on with the garden of city-based Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School becoming the new hotspot for over a 100 varieties of butterflies.

130 students from 20 Thane schools take part in National Science Congress

03 Oct, 2018

As many as 130 young science enthusiasts from across 20 schools in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli are all set to present their research projects at the District Children’s Science Congress which is to be held in mid-October.

State gives up Glaxo ULC plot in Thane at premium

03 Oct, 2018

The state government has decided to surrender its claim over a portion of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals' prime 60-acre industrial plot in Thane, which was to be used for public housing.

Bullet train work frozen for now as it may impact crucial public transport projects

01 Oct, 2018

The proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project that will be passing through Thane is likely to impact the fate of crucial public transport projects, including an elevated road and a few residential colonies in Thane city.

Slum waste collection project yet to take off

30 Sept, 2018

The civic administration is yet to select agencies and draw up the two-year contract for door-to-door waste collection from over 1.90 lakh slum tenements in the lake city. This is despite the tenders being invited two months ago. The tendering process that began in the first week of July was due for completion by July 16 after which the collection was supposed to start.

Realty Hotspot Series: Connectivity is big plus point for Ghodbunder locality, Mumbai

25 Sept, 2018

This week’s realty hotspot series takes a look at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. This locality is well-connected to office areas across Thane West, Mumbai, and Navi Mumbai. The proposed metro line between KasarvadavaliWadala would further....

Railways takes up 1.2km Parsik tunnel stretch for repair

20 Sept, 2018

The Central Railway (CR) has undertaken urgent repair works of the 1.2km-long Parsik tunnel between Thane and Diva on the fast corridor following complaints of continuous leakages inside the structure, which could possibly weaken it and damage the overhead wires. A railway official said the leakage of water inside the tunnel was posing a huge problem and accordingly an expert team from the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Rourkela, was deployed that suggested filling the cracks with a special solvent that could plug the leaks....

Reservoir basins in district drying up due to weak rain

20 Sept, 2018

A weak rainfall over the last few days coupled with the gradualdrying up of basins at the base of Bhatsa and Barvi reservoirs over the lastfew days is forcing municipal corporations including Thane and Mumbai tostart drawing water from the dams early this year.The phenomenon that is usually witnessed in October has beenwitnessed starting September this time causing water supply officials toworry of an imminent water crisis till the next monsoon if it does notshower heavily over the next few days...

Thane citizens go green, immerse idols in tubs, vessels at home

18th Sept, 2018

Most devouts hin Thane chose to immerse their Ganesh idols in tubs and big vessels at home instead of artificial ponds or natural wate...

Thane: Waterfront plan may run into rough weather

17th Sept, 2018

The ambitious Gaimukh waterfront development project of the Thane municipal corporation (TMC) may possibly run into rough...

Bullet train work to start near Thane in January 2019

16th Sept, 2018

Around 26 villages in Thane district will also have to be displaced for the...

Artificial ponds, idol collection centres a hit on 1st visarjan day

15th Sept, 2018

Over 12,000 Ganesh idols were immersed till late Friday evening during a peaceful and well-supervised procession at visarjan...

Variety of modaks add a unique flavour to Ganesh fest

15th Sept, 2018

THANE With Ganesh Chaturthi festivities underway across the city, the mouthwatering modak preparations...

Transport experts demand revision in metro routes

13th Sept, 2018

Transport experts from the city have sought a revision in routes of certain metro corridors planned for Thane...

Mumbra bypass opens for traffic from Moday

10th Sept, 2018

The Mumbra bypass will be thrown open for vehicular traffic from Monday, September 10, as the repair work...

TMC to install metal grates around trees

09th Sept, 2018

In a move to minimise the tree fall cases, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has started an initiative to replace concrete slabs...

New halt for fast trains on Thane platform

04th Sept, 2018

Central Railway shifted the halt of fast local trains 90m towards the CSMT-end on platform 6 at Thane station from Sunday.

Concrete future: ‘City will now have all cement roads’

02nd Sept, 2018

In order to get rid of the recurring potholes on the city roads the municipal administration in Thane has decided to stop using tar, asphalt material for all new road construction and will switch to cement-concrete.

‘With 3,200 dams, Maharashtra at risk of Kerala-like floods’

27th Aug, 2018

The devastation caused by the floods in Kerala could be a preview to a similar disaster in-waiting in several cities and town of Maharashtra, where a combination of heavy rains, poor dam management and builder-driven encroachments in the flood control line could lead...

Motorists stuck in traffic may suffer from road rage depression doctors

26th Aug, 2018

The long wait in traffic and bad roads has lead to a rise in irritation and anger among motorists which could lead to road rage, anxiety and in some cases also depression, claim mental health experts....

AK Joshi students shine bright at international science contest bag bronze

25th Aug, 2018

Four students from Thane's AK Joshi School have made the city as well as the country proud by bagging the bronze medal at the recently held science exhibition in China. From among 40 budding science enthusiasts across the world, this team of young scientists won accolades....

Thane commuters leave early to reach on time, over five hour spent travelling

23rd Aug, 2018

In order to beat the peak hour rush and make sure that they reach offices in time, Thane city residents have turned their clocks almost an hour ahead and have scheduled their commute accordingly...

Toll waiver relieving, traffic snarls at Mulund

22nd Aug, 2018

Irrespective of the toll waiver being implemented in order to ease traffic congestion in the city, there was huge traffic jam during the morning peak hours on Tuesday due to breakdown of two vehicles and slow moving traffic because of the potholes...

Students go beyond traditional courses; opt for specialized ones

20th Aug, 2018

With the increasing popularity of specialized courses like Bachelor of accounts and finance, Bachelor of business administration, Bachelor of mass media and many more, city-based academicians said that there has been a significant drop in the number of students opting for traditional...

Thane : Mumbra bypass may be thrown open by September 10

19th Aug, 2018

Motorists may get some relief from the traffic congestion as the repair and renovation work of Mumbra bypass is expected to end by September 10. So far, 40% of the work is complete and the state authorities are hopeful that the eight-lane new road will soon be able to take....

TMC plans transparent glass walkway from MH School to Jambli to beautify Masunda

18th Aug, 2018

The Masunda lake precincts is set for a complete revamp with a transparent glass walkway to replace the age-old paver block path that circles around this 'Jewel of Thane'. The civic administration and the public space designers are believed to be working..

Minority quota seats opened for FYJC students after fourth list

18th Aug, 2018

With the special round for admissions to the First-Year-Junior College (FYJC) admission to begin from Saturday, academicians have advised applicants against cherry-picking and to quickly claim a seat in the allotted colleges..

Water conservation, housing for poor priority, says new collector

15th Aug, 2018

Senior bureaucrat Rajesh Narvekar, who took over as the new collector of Thane district on Tuesday, said that housing for the economically weaker section and water conservation will top his agenda...

City aces ‘Transportation’ in Ease of Living Index, evokes mixed response

14th Aug, 2018

The announcement of Thane ranking sixth in the all-India Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday has brought in considerable cheer among activists and residents of the city..

Gen X uses digital network for positive social change

12th Aug, 2018

From voicing their opinions through an array of political limericks or crafting poetries on stereotypes existing in our society and highlighting key social issues with the help of social media platforms, the Gen X seems to be making the most of the digital network.

Traffic woes continue to haunt motorists on Sat

12th Aug, 2018

After having a harrowing time on Friday evening, traffic woes continued to haunt motorists on Saturday morning as well. This was due to the unusual rush of revellers travelling out of the city to celebrate gatari. The ongoing civil works also added to the problems.

Bad roads, civic work bring Thane to a crawl

11th Aug, 2018

Thousands of motorists travelling from Thane to their workplaces in Mumbai faced massive inconvenience during the morning peak hours of Friday thanks to ongoing projects and potholes surfacing on city roads coupled with the motormen’s agitation that delayed their schedules by several hours.

Public Garden at Dhokali Left in a Shambles, Closed for Over a Year for ‘Repair’

7th Aug, 2018

A well-appointed sprawling public garden next to the Nandibaba temple, Dhokali continues be in a state of chronic neglect by the civic administration here has been closed for all recreation activities for over a year now, inviting bitter criticism...

Thane : Gatari Feasting Starts Early This Year

6th Aug, 2018

Although the holy month of Shravan is set to kick off from next Sunday and Gatari Amavasya is to be observed on Saturday, Maharashtrian families across the lake city seem to have begun celebrations a week early this time...

July Downpour Saw 156 Tree Falls in City

5th Aug, 2018

Heavy monsoon showers and accompanying gusty winds seen last month uprooted as many as 156 full grown trees across the lake-city, data compiled by the civic disaster management cell has revealed...

City Areas Look Ceaner After Residents Give Up On Plastic

3rd Aug, 2018

Citizen activists of Thane city claim that 20 per cent of the streets and public places in the city look much cleaner thanks to the drop in plastic materials....

Green revolution: Thane district surpasses plantation target

2nd Aug, 2018

THANE: With an outstanding 35.7 lakh successful tree plantations across the district in the span of a month, Thane district has not only achieved its target,...

3% rise in cut-off of FYJC third merit list in city, lesser

1st Aug, 2018

Thane: The third merit list for admissions to the first year junior college (FYJC) declared on Tuesday morning showed a rise of around three per cent in the cut-off,...

Over 13% of state staff are Marathas, shows government data

1st Aug, 2018

MUMBAI: The representation of the Maratha community in the state government and other semi-government establishments including local bodies, aided educational institutions,...

Tenure in Thane was most satisfying post of my career

31st July, 2018

Thane: Police commissioner Param Bir Singh on his last day on Monday said that his 42-months tenure in Thane was the “most satisfying post of his career spanning nearly three decades”...

TMC drew 203MLD excess water over 3 years: Report

28th July, 2018

Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation TMC received 203 million litres of excess water supply over the last three years which experts say could possibly be equal to the daily...

Plastic collection: Thane Municipal Corporation’attends to 250 requests

25th July, 2018

THANE: As many as 250 requests for plastic< collection were attended to in the past one month alone by the Thane Municipal Corporation’s TMC WhatsApp helpline launched specifically for door-to-door...

Bird watching is a new weekend getaway for Thaneites

23rd July, 2018

THANE: As many trekking and picnic spots in the district have been out of reach during the the monsoon for safety reasons, many nature enthusiasts...

Increased FSI may boost redevelopment of old Thane buildings, feel experts

21st July, 2018

Thane: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis's announcement to grant 2 floor space index FSI for redevelopment of buildings in old Thane has brought cheer...

FOBs on 3 busy roads in lake Thane on the cards

20th July, 2018

THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) wants to construct foot overbridges (FOBs) on three busy highways of the city to provide safe and easy access for pedestrians from the dense traffic movement....

Thane goes WiFi, civic body installs 415 transmitters

19th July, 2018

THANE: The civic body has installed 415 transmitters across the city, providing free wireless internet services to Thaneites....

New station near Thane may be ready in 2 years

07th July, 2018

Thane: If all goes as planned, the alternate railway station between Thane and Mulund could be made operative within two years, claim officials from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)....

Thane to get 100 e-charge stations for bikes, cars

05th July, 2018

THANE: Gearing up for the new-age electric to roll out on the streets shortly, the Thane municipal administration has drawn up plans to set-up a good 100 public electric charging stations across the lake city...

Residents worry over missing drainage lids in city, demand survey

02nd July, 2018

Thane: The missing or damaged lids over drainage lines and manholes in the city has become a cause of concern for residents who fear these unguarded gaping holes...

Month-long tree plantation drive kick started, over 10K sapling planted on Day 1

02nd July, 2018

Thane: Armed with small and big saplings, shovels, and in some cases sacks of fertile soil, hundreds of civic and administrative officials, environmentalists, citizens, students and many others flocked...

Thane school adopts village in Yeoor Hill

29 June 2018

Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School in Thane has initiated the 'adopt-a-village' project at Jambulpada in the Yeoor Hills region.....

Workshop on National Children’s Science Congress held

27 June 2018

As many as 60 young science enthusiasts from various city-based schools discussed the need to embrace practical approach to learning science in a bid to make it more engaging.....

City Women to Pray for their Hubby’s Long Life, well being on Vat Purnima Today

27 June 2018

Dressed in new sarees, adorned with gold jewellery, green bangles, red bindi and traditional nose ring, married women from Maharashtrian families will celebrate Vat Purnima on Wednesday.....

Rain Effect : Air Quality in Lake City gets Better

26 June 2018

The air quality in Thane city has turned better by 33 per cent following a heavy downpour since Sunday....

On a Swachh note: City schools give students lessons on zero-waste mgmt

25 June 2018

THANE: Teaching children the need and methods to segregate and manage their household waste is a crucial part of the community to turn Thane into a zero waste and Swachh city, academicians from various city schools believe....

Vets alert pet owners to look out for diseases like gastro, distemper in rains

25 June 2018

Thane: It’s not only humans that get affected by the changing weather situations. The drop and rise in mercury levels also affects the furry animals, especially the rains...

Dry and Dull Yeoor forest turns Flowery with Blooming Beauties

19 June 2018

Be it with the mushrooming bundles of the white Kuli Fodshi, or the blooming pink and white Gulabi Karnful on the trees and flowering of numerous types of lilies, the onset of monsoon seems to have brought with it a new life to the dry Yeoor forest....

Residents see Red as TMC plans to Stop Trash Collection from big hsg Complexes

17 June 2018

The municipal administration’s decision to stop collection of trash from big residential societies from June 15 has drawn the ire of residents and activists who fear it could lead to health hazards...

Guerrilla Gardening takes Root in Mumbai

17 June 2018

Exhausted with the overbearing grey concrete that is creeping up on the city like some futuristic horror film, a growing number of people have decided to do their bit to cultivate little green utopias, sometimes as rebel gardeners...

Thane Schools Organise FYJC Form Filling Sessions

14 June 2018

As the First Year Junior College (FYJC) online admissions are scheduled to begin from Thursday, the rush to reserve a seat in the best institute during this month-long enrolment..

Monsoon showers lure migratory birds to wetlands in search of food and breeding grounds

11 June 2018

In addition to bringing citizens a much needed respite from the sweltering heat and toxic air, monsoon showers in and around the lake city for the last few days...

Risky affair : Vandana flyover not ready but motorists start using it

07 June 2018

Commuters who are using Vandana-Khopat flyover may be putting not only theirs, but also the lives of other motorists in danger as they are using the yet-to-be completed flyover...

Only Pre-monsoon Showers yet, but 27 tree fall incidents Reported in Thane

06 June 2018

With pre-monsoon showers lashing the city, a string of tree fall incidents were witnessed in different parts of the city.....

Thaneites Strive towards making the Thane a Greener Place

06 June 2018

Even as the pre-monsoon showers since the last two days had uprooted many fully-grown trees across the lake city, dozens of Thaneites spent Tuesday morning making up for this loss by plainting more trees....

5 New Weather Stations inaugurated on World Environment Day

06 June 2018

Six weather monitoring stations were inaugurated in the city by civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal on Tuesday on the occasion of World Environment Day....

E-bus Launch : TMC hopes to Spark eco-friendly Commuting Trend

06 June 2018

The Thane municipal administration, on Tuesday, unveiled its first electricity-powered bus that will soon be inducted in the Thane public transport fleet.....

Mumbai : Race for sought-after degree courses to hot up

31 May 2018

The last of Class XII results, for HSC, has brought cheer to many with a higher number of students scoring above 90% and Mumbai cornering the largest share......

Thane Students lift Success rate to 89.53% from previous year, Girls outperform Boys

31 May 2018

While there has been a drop in the overall success rate in the Thane division, students of Thane city have scored better in HSC exam this year.....

Thane Schools Cheer as many Score cent percent in CBSE Class X exam

30 May 2018

On Tuesday, the campuses across city schools were filled with excitement and jubilation after the CBSE Class X results were declared...

Gearing up for rains, TMC asks Thaneites to ensure stability of trees on their premises

28 May 2018

The municipal corporation has now fixed the responsibility of ensuring stability and safety of full grown trees within private properties, including residential or commercial....

TMC plans underground metro route to link old & new Thane

27 May 2018

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is planning an underground route for the internal metro linking the old and new Thane metro stations as the dense localities along the stretch is proving to be a hindrance....

CR plans to approach TMC to deploy hygiene marshals to rein in litterbugs at Thane station

26 May 2018

The Central Railways is mulling to approach the municipal corporation to deploy its team of beat marshals to rein in litterbugs at Thane railway station....

Dead fish float at lake in Hari Om Nagar due to toxins

25 May 2018

Hundreds of dead small fish were found floating at Bhoir lake in the man-made lake at Hari Om Nagar on Thursday. Experts have attributed this to the high toxin levels and lack of dissolved oxygen in the water....

40% Pre-monsoon Nullah Cleaning yet to be taken up

25 May 2018

With barely a week left for the completion of the pre-monsoon nullah cleaning drive deadline, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) revealed that 40 per cent of the work is still remaining....

Locals Nurturing Biodiversity will soon benefit from its trade

25 May 2018

In an attempt to ensure that the local denizens of every region, who are responsible for the conservation of the natural resources in their area...

CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates Kopri rd widening Project, Traffic not to be hit just yet

22 May 2018

The widening of the Kopri bridge into an eight-lane road will be achieved by December 2019 and will be undertaken in phases so as to ensure minimal disruption to traffic movement between Thane and Mumbai, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday...

A Walk to Remember : Young Minds Curious about Butterflies visit Kopri’s Botanical Garden

21 May 2018

Armed with their binoculars and mini butterfly encyclopaedia, a group of over a dozen schoolchildren flocked to Kopri’s Dattaji Salvi botanical garden and participated...

Don't let Heavy Vehicles Enter Thane During Peak Hours : Locals

21 May 2018

When contacted Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, Thane traffic, says that heavy vehicles are not allowed during peak hours. As a result, Thanekars want heavy vehicles including trucks and buses to be banned from Thane roads during peak hours....

Doctors, Path Labs asked to Register, but TMC yet to Fine Tune System

20 May 2018

The callous approach of the municipal health department was once again highlighted after it was revealed that the civic team had not even bothered to prepare any format before coercing doctors and pathology labs in the city to apply for registration....

It’s not a Clean Sweep for Thane City in Swachh Top Three List

20 May 2018

Despite the extra efforts by the municipal corporation to beautify the city and the plethora of citizen-initiated cleanliness drives over the past year, the lake-city failed to make it to this year’s Swachh Survekshan list as one of the cleanest cities....

Thane : CM sanctions Rs 350 crore for development of Ulhasnagar

19 May 2018

A total of Rs 350 crore has been sanctioned for the development of Ulhasnagar at a meeting held at Shahyadri guest house addressed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis....

Beating all odds : Student scores 61% despite chicken pox

18 May 2018

Beating all odds, a 15-year-old student from Dnyan Ganga Education Trust managed to secure 61.6% in the ICSE board despite suffering from chicken pox during the exam period....

Civic Works on Roads may Delay tests for Metro IV

17 May 2018

The ongoing road widening, highway repair and flyover construction works undertaken in Thane city may possibly delay the schedule...

Shiv Sena bags key TMC Standing Committee Post

17 May 2018

The ruling Shiv Sena on Wednesday bagged the key post of the standing committee chairperson following a last minute withdrawal by BJP nominee and NCP’s apparent boycott of the poll process....

Thane’s 50% ICSE Students Score Aabove 90% Marks

15 May 2018

Sweets, outings and celebrations filled school campuses and homes in Thane on Monday as every Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) school in the city saw cent per cent results....

NCP Workers Stage Protest to Abolish toll at Mulund

15 May 2018

The city unit of the NCP on Monday staged a throaty protest at the Mulund toll naka demanding the abolition of the ‘seemingly never-ending toll’ and ease of passage for city motorists...

Sudden Water Cuts in Parts of City Upset Thaneites

13 May 2018

Residents of Ghodbunder Road and neighbouring areas have been witnessing water cuts since the last couple of days, forcing them to rely on the thriving tanker water...

Bus Service on Cards to woo Streetkids to Attend Signal School

12 May 2018

In order to reach out to a maximum number of streetchildren across the city and to encourage them to join the ‘signal school’ at Teen Haath Naka, a bus service is being planned for these kids from the next academic year...

TMC Plans to Increase Public Roads under Cluster Redevpt

10 May 2018

If all goes as planned, then the city could soon boast of a three-fold increase in the network of public roads putting an end to the recurring problem of parking and crawling traffic.

Repair work on Mumbra Bypass begins, Throws Traffic out of Gear

09 May 2018

Over thousands of commuters were inconvenienced due to the Mumbra Bypass which was shutdown for repair work, due to which all the heavy vehicle traffic was diverted on the interior lanes of Thane city...

Bullet Train Route Survey to be Finalised by May End

08 May 2018

The survey for finalizing the route of the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route passing through Diva has reached its final stage and is likely to be completed by this month end following which the negotiations over acquisitions will start, informed officials....

Plastic ban : ‘3-month Relief is Defeating the Purpose’

07 May 2018

While the state government has extended the deadline to dispose of polyethylene and plastic items like spoons, containers etc....

Thane Metro DPR to be Ready in 2 Months

05 May 2018

The detailed project report (DPR) of Thane Metro will be ready in another two months. The DPR will be submitted to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), which had asked MahaMetro to prepare the same...

Soon, take a Ferry from Thane to Mumbai, Government Orders Study

29 Apr 2018

The daily rigorous commute between Thane and Mumbai, and Thane and Panvel could soon turn into a pleasant breezy ride. The Union ministry of surface transport and inland...

Route, Location of Stns for PRTS to be finalized by Next Month

28 Apr 2018

The first phase of the personal rapid transport system (PRTS) will soon be implemented in Thane and Mumbra and the routes and locations of the stations will be finalized by next month, said officials....

Waterways Project worth Rs 661 crore gets in-Principle nod

26 Apr 2018

The first phase of the inland waterways route linking Vasai-Thane-Kalyan has received an in-principle approval from the department of Union surface transport and waterways paving way for the Thane...

Electric-Powered TMT Buses may hit City Roads by May End

24 Apr 2018

If all goes as planned then Thaneites may be able to get a cool and comfortable ride in the much awaited electric-powered buses by the end of summer season....

Board Games are Pass Camps in Artificial Intelligence hit among Kids

24 Apr 2018

Gone are the days when board games like ludo, scrabble, monopoly and the likes used to be a favourite past time for kids during vacations. In this technology-driven age, tec-based toys....

In artificial Intelligence Age, many School Teachers Unaware of Concept

24 Apr 2018

The number of youth showing interest in the world of artificial intelligence has increased drastically in recent times. However, many schoolteachers are still oblivious of the existence of this concept....

Tenders Floated for Infra work Outside new Thane Station

21 Apr 2018

The municipal corporation has invited tenders for the construction of approach roads and bus stations at the new Thane railway station.....

From planting Trees to Car-Pooling, Thaneites take steps to Protect Nature

21 Apr 2018

With the temperature and sea levels rising across the globe, glaciers on the verge of melting and forest and mangrove cover massacared mindlessly, a group of earth warriors have taken up the responsibility of protecting the environment..

Thane gets its First Colourful Slum Pocket, 4,000 more to be Painted

20 Apr 2018

With the temperature and sea levels rising across the globe, glaciers on the verge of melting and forest and mangrove cover massacared mindlessly, a group of earth warriors have taken up the responsibility of protecting the environment..

Pokhran Road 2 gets a Green touch, Footpath Garden Opened

10 Apr 2018

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) inaugurated a unique footpath garden on Saturday alongside Pokhran Road 2. The garden is part of the beautification project that has been undertaken by the civic body in its road widening plan around a year ago...

TMC Launches Multipurpose Tax Portal

10 Apr 2018

The Thane municipal corporation (TMC) on Saturday launched a multi-purpose web portal called my property tax portal. The website, which earlier was restricted to just bill payments, will now allow users to get updates..

Thane's First Slum Waste Management Initiative Runs into Trouble

10 Apr 2018

After segregating, weighing and handing over waste to the civic garbage collection vans for almost a year in Azad Nagar 2 slum area, the city's first slum waste management initiative seems to have died down slowly.....

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.