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  • Building construction and redevelopment projects along the upcoming underground Metro III rail between Cuffe Parade and Andheri will now be regulated and controlled.
  • Builders will have to submit their design plans and take clearance from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) for every development project which falls within 50 metres (160 feet) on either side of the 33.5km-long metro system.
  • Even after the metro is completed, no development will be permitted up to 6.5m or 20 feet on either side from the outer boundary of the metro tunnel. This is likely to affect redevelopment of many old and dilapidated buildings along the entire congested Girgaum stretch from where the metro line will pass through.
  • Construction experts also warned that building heights close to the metro tunnel and stations could be restricted in the future.
  • Structural engineer JamshedSukhadwalla, a Girgaum resident, said, "If builders think they can develop tall buildings near the metro line and reap a bonanza, then they are sadly mistaken.''

  • Nearly 1.5 lakh people from across the state turned up in the city for the last silent protest of the politically influential Maratha community in Mumbai on 09 aug, leading to traffic congestion on roads in south Mumbai for most of the day.
  • After the show of strength, the community's 58th silent protest in the state in a year, chief minister DevendraFadnavis rolled out a series of sops which will cost the state Rs 500 crore. However, he was mum on their main demand for reservation in jobs and education.
  • Clad in black T-shirts and Gandhi topis that had the slogan 'Ek Maratha, Lakh Maratha' written on them, the protesters converged at the JijabaiUdyan around 11am and walked down to Azad Maidan in CST via JJ flyover.
  • Apart from reservation in jobs and the education sector, the Marathas have been demanding death penalty for the July 2016 Kopardigangrape and murder case accused and dilution of the Atrocities Act to prevent its misuse.

  • Thousands of people belonging to the Maratha community on Wednesday took out a silent protest march in Mumbai demanding reservation in jobs and education.
  • The massive silent march began from the JijamataUdyan in Byculla in the morning amid tight security with participants carrying saffron swallowtail flags.
  • The Maharashtra assembly also witnessed chaotic scenes with both the opposition and the ruling party MLAs storming the well of the house demanding reservation for the Maratha community.
  • Legislators climbed right up to the Speaker's chair. The assembly was adjourned three times in the span of 45 minutes. MLAs from both the ruling parties and the opposition also held demonstrations outside the premises of the assembly to press for reservations. By noon, many MLAs left the assembly premises to participate in the Maratha Morcha.
  • Many parts of the city resembled a sea of Maratha community as protesters walked at a medium pace, sporting saffron turbans, carrying big and small saffron community flags. But there were no banners or placards of political messages.
  • People started arriving in Mumbai since early morning in private vehicles as well as public modes of transport. Police and traffic personnel were deployed in large numbers to manage the huge inflow of people and the movement of vehicles in Mumbai.

  • Chief minister DevendraFadnavis announced an inquiry into housing minister Prakash Mehta's clearance of an irregular SRA proposal at Tardeo's MP Mill compound in the state assembly on 31july, after the opposition cornered him using TOI's expose of the case.
  • Mehta admitted on the floor of the assembly that he had in fact not informed Fadnavis about the SRA proposal, even though he had noted so clearly on the file while permitting it.
  • "The minister has told me he meant to write the chief minister "should be informed".
  • I am satisfied with his explanation but in the interest of transparency, I agree to a full inquiry.
  • I will consult the opposition about its terms," Fadnavis said. The opposition has demanded a judicial probe.

  • Even as deadly potholes continue to trap motorists, a review of road accidents in the period April 1 to June 30, that is after the highway liquor ban came into effect, shows that people have started driving more cautiously.
  • The number of drink driving cases on the state's highways went down by 40% during April-June this year as compared to the same period last year.
  • As for deaths and injuries, these went down by 11-14%. Data collected by the state police suggests that minor accidents, where no injuries were caused, dropped by almost 21% in the period under consideration.
  • Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said it would be premature to judge the longterm impact of the highway liquor ban at this stage, though the decline in accidents indicate an encouraging trend.
  • He said the decline was also caused by positive intervention by the police and cooperation from motorists, who stayed away from liquor before driving.
  • "The police's initiatives, such as the setting up of alco-booths at hotels to help people measure their blood alcohol levels before driving, are helping a lot," said Kumar

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Ministers of Cabinet

  1. Shree Devendra Fadnavis: Chief Minister, Home Affairs, General Administration, Urban Development, Law & Judiciary, Tourism, Information and Public Relations, Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare, Revenue, Rehabilitation & Relief Works, Earthquake Rehabilitation, Minorities Development and Wakf, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries and State Excise
  2. Shree Sudhir Mungantiwar: Finance & Planning and Forests
  3. Shree Vinod Tawde: School Education, Sports & Youth Welfare, Higher & Technical Education,Medical Education, Marathi Language, Cultural Affairs
  4. Shree Prakash Mehta: Housing, Mining and Labor
  5. Shree Chandrakant Patil: Co-operation, Marketing and Textiles and Public works (excluding public undertakings)
  6. Smt. Pankaja Munde: Rural Development,Water Conservation,Employment Guarantee Scheme and Women and Child Development
  7. Shree Vishnu Savara: Tribal development
  8. Shree Girish Bapat: Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration and Parliamentary Affairs
  9. Shree Girish Mahajan: Water Resources
  10. Shree Diwakar Raote: Transport
  11. Shree Subhash Desai: Industries, Ports, Employment & Self-Employment
  12. Shree Ramdas Kadam: Environment
  13. Shree Eknath Shinde: Public Works (including Public Undertakings)
  14. Shree Chandrashekhar Krishnarao Bawankule: Energy, New and Renewable Energy
  15. Shree Babanrao Lonikar: Water Supply and Sanitation
  16. Dr. Deepak Sawant: Public Health and Family Welfare
  17. Shree Rajkumar Sudamji Badole: Social Justice and Special Assistance

Minister of State

  1. Shree Dilip Kamble: Social Justice and Special Assistance
  2. Smt. Vidya Thakur: Women and Child Development, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration
  3. Shree Ram Shankar Shinde: Home (Rural), Marketing, Public Health and Tourism
  4. Shree Vijay Sidramappa Deshmukh:Public Works (Public Undertakings), Transport, Labour and Textiles
  5. Shree Sanjay Dulichand Rathod: Revenue
  6. Shree Dadaji Dagadu Bhuse:Co-operation
  7. Shree Vijaybapu Shivtare:Water Resources and Water Conservation
  8. Shree Deepak Vasant Kesarkar:Finance, Rural Development
  9. Shree Ambrishrao Raje Satyavanrao Atram:Tribal Development
  10. Shree Ravindra Dattaram Waikar:Housing, Higher and Technical Education
  11. Dr. Ranjit Patil:Home (Urban), Urban Development, General Administration, Law and Judiciary and Parliamentary Affairs
  12. Shree Pravin Pote: Industries and Mining, Environment, Public Works (excluding public undertaking)

महाराष्ट्र राज्य मंत्रीमंडळ

कॅबिनेट मंत्री

  1. श्री.देवेंद्र फडणवीस (मुख्यमंत्री): सामान्य प्रशासन,नगर विकास,गृह विधी व न्याय,बंदरे,पर्यटन,माहिती व जनसंपर्क, माजी सैनिकांचे कल्याण,राजशिष्टाचार,कौशल्य विकास आणि अद्योज्क्ता, महसूल,पुनर्वसन व मदत कार्य,भूकंप पुनर्वसन,अल्पसंख्यांक,विकास आणि वक्फ,कृषी आणि फलोत्पादन,पशुसंवर्धन,दुग्ध व्यवसाय विकास व मत्स्यव्यवसाय,राज्य उत्पादन शुल्क आणि इत्यर कोणत्याही मंत्र्यांना विवक्षितपणे नेमून न दिलेले विभाग किंवा विषय
  2. श्री.सुधीर मुनगंटीवार: वित्त आणि नियोजन वने
  3. श्री.विनोद तावडे: शालेय शिक्षण,क्रीडा आणि युवक कल्याण,उच्च व तंत्र शिक्षण,वैद्यकीय शिक्षण,मराठी भाषा,सांस्कृतिक कार्य
  4. श्री प्रकाश महेता: गृहनिर्माण,खनिकर्म कामगार
  5. श्री चंद्रकांत पाटील: सहकार,पणन आणि वस्त्रोद्योग, सार्वजनिक बांधकाम (सार्वजनिक उपक्रम वगळून)
  6. श्रीमती पंकजा मुंडे: ग्रामविकास आणि जल संधारण,रोजगार हमी योजना,महिला व बाल विकास
  7. श्री.विष्णू सवरा: आदिवासी विकास
  8. श्री.गिरिष बापट: अन्न व नागरी पुरवठा आणि ग्राहक संरक्षण,अन्न आणि औषध प्रशासन,संसदीय कार्य
  9. श्री. गिरिष महाजन: जलसंपदा,खर जमीन
  10. श्री. दिवाकर रावते: परिवहन
  11. श्री. सुभाष देसाई: उद्योग
  12. श्री.रामदास कदम: पर्यावरण
  13. श्री.एकनाथ शिंदे: सार्वजनिक बांधकाम (सार्वजनिक उपक्रम)
  14. श्री.चंद्र्शेखर बावनकुळे: उर्जा,नवीन व नवीकणीय ऊर्जा
  15. श्री.बबनराव लोणीकर: पाणी पुरवठा आणि स्वच्छता
  16. डॉ.दिपक सावंत: सार्वजनिक आरोग्य आणि कुटुंब कल्याण
  17. श्री. राजकुमार बडोले: सामाजिक न्याय आणि विशेष सहाय्य

राज्यमंत्री

  1. श्री. दिलीप कांबळे: सामाजिक न्याय आणि विशेष सहाय्य,मदत व पुनर्वसन,भूकंप पुनर्वसन,अल्पसंख्याक विकास व वफ्क आणि राज्य उत्पादन शुल्क
  2. श्रीमती विद्या ठाकूर: महिला व बाल विकास,अन्न व नागरी पुरवठा आणि ग्राहक संरक्षण,अन्न आणि औषधी प्रशासन
  3. प्रा.राम शिंदे: गृह (ग्रामीण),पणन,सार्वजनिक आरोग्य,पर्यटन,कृषी आणि फलोत्पादन
  4. श्री.विजय देशमुख:सार्वजनिक बांधकाम (सार्वजनिक उपक्रम) परिवहन, कामगार,वस्त्रोद्योग, पशुसंवर्धन,दुग्धव्यवसाय विकास आणि मत्स्यव्यवसाय
  5. श्री.संजय राठोड: महसूल
  6. श्री.दादाजी भुसे:सहकार
  7. श्री.विजय शिवतारे:जलसंपदा,जलसंधारण,संसदीय कार्य
  8. श्री.दिपक केसरकर:वित्त,ग्राम विकास, नियोजन
  9. श्री.राजे अम्ब्रीशराब आत्राम:आदिवासी विकास
  10. श्री.रविंद्र वायकर:गृहनिर्माण,उच्च आणि तंत्रशिक्षण
  11. डॉ. रणजीत पाटील:गृह (शहरे),नगरविकास,सामान्य प्रशासन, विधी आणि न्याय विभाग,संसदीय कार्य,कौशल्य विकास आणि उद्योजकता,बंदरे आणि माजी सैनिकांचे कल्याण
  12. श्री.प्रविण पोटे-पाटील: उद्योग आणि खनिकर्म,पर्यावरण,सार्वजनिक बांधकाम (सार्वजनिक उपक्रम वगळून)