Mumbai, Maharashtra News Live Updates Today (August 19): Industrialist Ratan Tata will be awarded the Maharashtra government’s ‘Udyog Ratna’ award at his residence today by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and deputy CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar.
In other news, the Nagpur police recently booked lawyer and activist Satish Uke, who is presently lodged in Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, under the provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA) along with six others, including his brother Pradip. Uke had earlier filed a petition before the local court against Fadnavis, who is a former CM of Maharashtra, for allegedly suppressing information about his criminal cases in his 2014 election affidavit.
Meanwhile, the story of forbidden love set in the late 50s in the backdrop of bitter rivalry between street gangs of New York, showcased in ‘West Side Story’, enjoys an enduring appeal notwithstanding multiple outings on screen and stage, over the years. The tragic love story, inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and reimagined on a grand scale for a Broadway production, is currently having a 12-day run at The Grand Theatre of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai.
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A 300-metre-long skywalk has been proposed to connect Taximen’s Colony near Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai’s Kurla (west) with the Shree Krishna Chowk, near Kurla station.
What is a skywalk ?
A skywalk is an elevated walkway that is designed specifically for pedestrians. The walkways provide uninterrupted pedestrian movement, without causing hindrances due to traffic congestion.
Features of the new project:
The skywalk will be 4.25 meters wide and 300 meters long. It will be built using reinforced steel and is also expected to have escalators for the convenience of pedestrians.
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