Mumbai News Today Live (August 2): Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has declared that the state government intends to inaugurate the first phase of the project, which stretches on an area of 480 km from Shirdi to Nagpur, on August 15, said Radheshyam Mopalwar, Director General (War Room, Infrastructure Projects) and Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).
Meanwhile, with the strengthening of low-level Westerlies over the west coast, the Konkan region including Mumbai is likely to get rain from August 5. For the past 15 days, the city has recorded no or very light rainfall. However, excess rain was recorded in July. From July 1, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory, which is representative of the city, has recorded 1,244.6 mm rain. The average rain for Mumbai in July was 919.9 mm.
In other news, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was sent to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till August 4. “I am proud of Sanjay Raut. He is real Shiv Sainik. He did not bow down to the pressure and those who did are not with us. Those who bow down to the pressure cannot be Shiv Sainik,”said Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on the MP’s arrest.
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