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In Airoli, The Height Gauge Barrier Collapses Following Rain

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Amid rain, the Gauge barrier collapses in Navi Mumbai.

The Incident

During a period of intense rain, a 40-foot height gauge barrier that was intended to keep large trucks off Airoli Sector 3’s service road leading to Thane-Belapur Road abruptly collapsed. Luckily, no cars were going through the area at the time, thus no lives were lost. Municipal workers, however, had a difficult time removing the fallen building.

At around 12:30 pm on June 11, during a period of strong rainfall in Airoli, the iron arch situated alongside the railway track at Bharat Bijli collapsed. Rabale police, traffic police, and officials from the municipality’s Airoli division arrived on the scene in a flash. Nevertheless, attempts to get in touch with railway authorities were not successful because the arch is under the control of the railway administration. The lack of railroad representatives hindered collaboration in dismantling the toppled building.

Following efforts to remove the debris using a hydra machine, traffic on the impacted road was momentarily stopped, creating a traffic bottleneck. Despite the difficulties, the authorities were able to evacuate the area and return it to normal.

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Cutting-Edge CCTV System Strengthens Taloja Central Jail’s Security

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Taloja Central Jail Strengthened with Modern CCTV System to Boost Safety.

The System

A total of 451 CCTV cameras have been installed at Taloja Central Jail as a key step towards improving security and surveillance in order to avoid inmate conflicts and misbehavior. Amitabh Gupta, Maharashtra State’s Inspector General of Prisons and Correctional Services and Additional Director General of Police, presided over the sophisticated CCTV system’s inauguration on Monday. Superintendent Pramod Wagh of Taloja Jail, Yogesh Desai, Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, South Division Byculla, Mumbai-8, and other authorities were also present.

The installation, which was done in two stages, started out with 331 CCTVs that were outfitted with modern technology to monitor the movements and activities of prisoners. In the next stage, the remaining cameras will be placed. AI technology is included into these cutting-edge cameras to improve their surveillance capabilities.

Amitabh Gupta spoke to the group and underlined the value of these CCTV cameras in stopping prisoner misconduct and guaranteeing efficient inmate supervision. It is anticipated that the technology would reduce misbehavior and enhance Taloja Jail’s general security protocols.

Furthermore, with continued installation efforts, Taloja Jail has added fifteen additional video conferencing devices to let convicts communicate with their families. In order to bolster prison security, a body scanning machine has also been installed, which facilitates comprehensive inmate searches.

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On The Sukhapur To New Panvel Route, Commuters Suffer From Potholes

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The Adai Circle area’s roadways have suffered greatly from heavy rains, creating large potholes that are now a major hazard for travelers. Large potholes causing traffic congestion and car damage have made the section of road under the Panvel Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) authority from Sukhapur to New Panvel especially problematic.

The worsening road conditions have been a source of irritation for commuters heading towards Panvel from the Nere Dhodhani, Akurli, Harigram, and Morbe regions. Due to the uneven surface created by the difference between the lower tarred road and the recently built cement concrete road, cars must drive more cautiously, which lengthens travel times and frequently causes traffic bottlenecks during peak hours.

A commuter from the area said, “The potholes are not only slowing down traffic but also causing damage to vehicles.” “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to navigate through this area, especially during office rush hours.”

The Panvel Municipal Corporation is being urged by locals and commuters to act quickly to fix the potholes and restore smooth travel on this important route.

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The Ecological Balance Of The Mangrove Zones Of Navi Mumbai Is Threatened By Illegal Godowns

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Illegal godowns threaten Navi Mumbai’s ecological balance in mangrove zones.

The Godowns

Illegal godowns built by filling them with waste pose a severe danger to Navi Mumbai’s delicate mangrove zones. In addition to upsetting the natural equilibrium, this illegal practice increases the likelihood of flooding during periods of high precipitation.

According to reports, there is a rising tendency of land grabpers encroaching on mangroves and filling them with garbage to make way for unlicensed warehouses, such as coal and scrap godowns, to establish flat areas. Vital drainage systems in the Thane Belapur region are under risk due to the fast encroachment of areas like Sanpada, Juinagar, and Nerul.

The way in which the authorities have handled these crimes is being scrutinized; concerns have been made concerning the illicit generation of considerable income and the delivery of energy to these godowns. Fears about Navi Mumbai’s long-term effects on the ecology and infrastructure are voiced by concerned individuals.

The urgent necessity for action to safeguard mangrove ecosystems has been emphasized by the Forest Department, which has elevated the matter to CIDCO. This urgent environmental situation will be discussed at the conference tomorrow, highlighting how vital it is to protect Navi Mumbai’s natural legacy.

“We have sent a detailed report to CIDCO and it will be discussed in detail during a meeting,” a Forest Department Officer stated.

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