Civic body, Rlys to ex­tend FOB roofs

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case till the near­est road so that peo­ple can walk till the end with­out wor­ry­ing about sun or rains,” said a WR of­fi­cial.

This is one of the is­sues

The ob­jec­tive is to en­sure that suf­fi­cient roof cover is given to rail com­muters who exit the the sta­tion premises us­ing the FOBs. high­lighted by the au­dit teams, of the Cen­tral Rail­way (CR) and Western Rail­way (WR), which in­spected sta­tions on the Mumbai sub­ur­ban net­work. The WR is yet to of­fi­cially sub­mit the re­port. The BMC is likely to de­mol­ish the en­croach­ments com­ing in the way of this path where the sheds will be ex­tended.

“Yes, we are plan­ning this, and are sup­port­ing the rail­ways in ev­ery way pos­si­ble,” said Ram Do­tonde, spokesper­son, BMC.

There are also plans to talk to the taxi and auto rick­shaw unions to en­sure proper queues can be formed at the exit point of these ex­tended path­ways. This would en­sure that peo­ple take the next mode of trans­port with ease.

The BMC and the rail­ways will also con­nect the FOBs with sky­walks so that ad­di­tional exit points are cre­ated. The WR and CR are con­struct­ing 10 and 20 new FOBs re­spec­tively. The Ses­sions Court presided over by prin­ci­pal judge SB Agar­wal on Thurs­day sen­tenced Vri­jesh Sanghvi to life im­pris­on­ment af­ter he was held guilty by the court on Oc­to­ber 10 of kid­nap­ping and mur­der­ing 13-year-old Aditya Ranka, son of a South Mumbai-based di­a­mond mer­chant.

The court has held Sanghvi guilty un­der six charges, and has levied a fine of Rs 9 lakhs, which the court has directed him to hand over to the fam­ily of the vic­tim. Af­ter the court pro­ceed­ings, a weep­ing Vri­jesh said, “You (Vri­jesh) de­serve this pun­ish­ment. My son had left my house so well-dressed and tidy, but later I could not even hug him prop­erly. He was in such a con­di­tion that no one could bear to see him. I just hope that never ever any child be sep­a­rated from his mother.”

The Ses­sions Court had on Mon­day con­victed Sanghvi, 29, who was ar­rested in May 2013 for kid­nap­ping and mur­der­ing South-Mumbai based di­a­mond bro­ker Ji­ten­dra Ranka’s 13-year old son Aditya.

The court, how­ever, ac­quit­ted the de­ceased’s cousin, Hi­man­shu Ranka, who the po­lice claimed was the al­leged brain be­hind the crime, on the grounds of lack of suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence. The po­lice had claimed that the two accused were into bet­ting on In­dian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches and hav­ing lost money on bets, they kid­napped the teenager and de­manded ran­som from his fam­ily to pay off their debts.

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