Mumbai News Live Updates (August 28): Mumbai and suburbs are likely to have generally cloudy sky on Sunday (August 28), with possibility of light rain.
Meanwhile, with the change of political guard in Maharashtra, decks are being cleared to get the Railways out of the logjam over the land acquisition process for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor for the bullet train project. Top officials told The Indian Express that talks with Maharashtra government officials, coupled with reviews by the Prime Minister’s Office, now indicate the marquee project is likely to get the “land issue” in the state “sorted out” by October-November, clearing the most significant hurdle the bullet train project has faced since inception.
In other news, while the BMC is dismantling its jumbo Covid-19 facilities after a dip in cases, the civic body plans to use most of the beds, ventilators and oxygen tanks from these centres in the 16 upcoming hospitals in Mumbai as well as in other state hospitals. Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the equipment is being stored in godowns.
Mumbai news today: Indian Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 16 personnel, including 3 missing Indians. Follow this space for more updates.