The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is the longest expressway in the world, passing through 4 different states
Akankshya Mukherjee, Mumbai Uncensored, 2nd February 2022 :
The world’s longest expressway from Delhi to Mumbai is currently being constructed, a dream project by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. It is an 8-lane wide expressway that will be expandable to 12 lanes will connect India’s national capital, New Delhi with its financial capital, Mumbai depending upon the volume of the traffic. The project is maintained by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The project will be completed by March 2023.
Shri Nitin J. Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, concluded a two-day review in September of the work progress on the 1380km 8-lane expressway, reducing travel time between Delhi and Mumbai from 24 hours to 12-13 hours. The Union Minister toured Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat for 2 days to review the project’s progress.
The total estimated cost of this project is Rs 98,000 crore with a length of 1380 km. Out of 1380 km, it contracts for more than 1200 km, where work is still in progress. The project’s first phase from Delhi to Jaipur & Vadodara to Ankleshwar is expected to work for traffic by March 2022. The project was started in 2018 with the foundation stone being laid by Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari in the presence of Sushma Swaraj & Arun Jaitley on 9th March 2019.
The expressway will have wayside amenities – restaurants, resorts, fuel stations, food courts, facilities for truckers, and logistics parks. The expressway will also have a helicopter ambulance service for accident victims and a heliport, which will use drone services for business activities. 2 million shrubs and trees are planned to be planted along the expressway.
The highway is the 1st in the entire of Asia and 2nd in the World to feature animal overpasses to facilitate unrestricted wildlife movement. The highway will include two iconic 8-lane tunnels, one tunnelling through Mukundra sanctuary without annoying the endangered animal life in the region for 4 km, and the second 4 km 8-lane tunnel will pass through the Matheran eco-sensitive zone. The expressway will also help in annual fuel savings of more than 320 million litres and CO2 emissions of 850 million kg, equivalent to planting 40 million trees.
More than 12 lakh tonnes will be used in construction. 80 lakh tonnes of cement will be consumed for the project, around 2% of India’s annual cement production capacity. The project has also created a lot of employment opportunities for thousands of trained civil engineers and more than 50 lakh people-days of work.
Major benefits of this highway are Promoting industrial growth, Addressing environmental concerns, Reducing travel time, Development and employment opportunities, and being Animal friendly.
Tragic Road accident occurs in the Mumbai Bandra Sea Link; Taxidriver rammed the car over the 2 for death
Shobhit Chandola – Mumbai Uncensored, 15th June 2022
On Monday, 30th May, a 43 year old businessman Amar Manish Zariwala along with his driver Shyam Sundar Kamat were traveling on Bandra Worli Sea link in their car on their way to Malad unless the tragedy occured. They stopped their car in the midst as the kite fell on the road due to the collision with the automobile. To take the glance and save the bird, both came out of the car. But within a span of 30 seconds they were immediately hit by the taxi.
The intensity of the accident was so major that both of them soared in the air and fell on the road with flat backs. Both of them were rushed into the Lilavati Hospital as per whose report Amar was declared dead ( on the spot ) whereas Shyam Sundar undergoing treatment was pronounced dead after a few days.Due to the presence of CCTV in the Bridge, the CCTV footage has sparked on the internet.
The accused driver has been identified as Ravindra Kumar Jaiswar (38) and has been booked for rash and reckless driving. The accident occured at Pole Number 76 of the sea link and the police arrived soon after the accident. It is worth noting that the driver is not encouraged to stop on the sea link, the speed limit to be maintained should be at most 80 km/ hr. And in case if from the sight of the driver, any inappropriate scenario is happening within the 100 m distance, He / She needs to control the vehicle. In the case of Amar Zariwala, it is evident that the driver had ample time to be aware of avoiding the collision. Thus, the Police have chargesheet the driver.
Amar Zariwala File Photo
Mr. Manish Zariwala, father of the deceased in his statement said that His son was a Biophile and Zoophilist and was always up for animals & birds’ betterment. However, what could be termed as a Howler or gallant decision is that the victim’s father has said to not charge the taxi driver to avoid the inconvenience to the family of the guilty since their child is nomore and have added they have forgiven the latter.
Controversy: Photos of Hindu deities on swimwear, huge backlash by social media users
SUMAN GUPTA – Mumbai Uncensored, 25th April 2022
A new controversy has flooded the air with the infamous influencer Sahara Ray being in the crib of it. It all started when the clothing brand named“SAHARA RAY SWIM”, launched its new collection named the ‘Aura Collection 2022’. The collection consisted mostly of thongs, micro string tops and swimwears, that featured images of Hindu deities on top of them.
The clothing brand printed the images of Indian deities on the swimwears that affected the religious sentiments of the people.
Soon after the release of this collection, the images of the clothes went viral all over the media and faced huge backlash from the people. People have expressed their disgust over different social platforms. Social media users reprimanded the clothing company.
In a tweet, the Hindu IT Cell informed, “We have taken cognisance of this matter. It’s an absolutely derogatory and defamatory act against Hindu ideals. We are not going to tolerate this and our team will legally proceed in this matter.”
Popular Twitter user, Madhur Singh, informed that the Instagram handle of ‘Sahara Ray Swim’ first blocked users who questioned the objectionable swimwear collection. “Later they turned the comments off and posted yet another set of photos of the same lingerie.
After this controversy started on Twitter, this swimwear maker Sahara Ray Swim has made its account private on Instagram. It is believed that the company has taken this step to avoid getting caught in controversy on this platform. Social media users are demanding the company to take back this swimwear and apologize for the act. However, there has been no response from the company on this yet.
Such incidents have been happening before
This is not the first case of such targeting of Hindu deities. Earlier items like bathroom mats, door mats, shoes, slippers with pictures of deities have also come to the fore. There has been a lot of controversy about such items on social media and other forums, but even after this some companies are not ready to take a lesson from it.
Undergroud artist Inspectah Gracious releases new R&B song
Team – Mumbai Uncensored, 22th April 2022
The underground artist Inspectah Gracious along with Arittra Nayak has come up with a new out-of-the-box R&B song. The song aptly named “Magic” is aiming to live up to its name and create new waves in the music industry.
Inspectah Gracious (Inspectah G) is known for her previous songs such as “Hip Hop’s Soldier” which experiments with a UK/Japanese Type drill beat and has been featured in esteemed publications such as The Rolling Stone India, Daily Music, LiveLee, and Genesis India. This is Inspectah G’s first song in the R&B genre. She started her career with Rap music and has been earning acclaim and praise in the niche segment of the Indian underground rap movement. Inspectah G will be exploring even more genres of music in the coming season.
With no industry godfathers or connections, Inspectah G is a self-made artist, hustling to rise up to the Industry bias. Being a female artist in the music industry comes with a daily dose of challenges even for Inspectah –
“You have to overcome a daily dose of sexism with people in the music industry. A female artist is criticised and scrutinised much more than a male artist. Female musicians are sometimes criticized for being too sexual, as well as for not being sexual enough. They are criticized either for being too feminine or for being too manly. They can’t be outspoken or too fat. They are being criticized if they take a political stance through their songs”, says Inspectah.
However, she has never let such forms of criticism affect her work. She hopes to inspire more women to make their careers in music.
Inspectah Gracious released her newest song “Magic” (from her upcoming EP) on her 25th birthday. She calls this song the best birthday gift she has given herself to date. “Magic” is a song that deals with love and pain, two emotions that everyone in today’s day and age can relate to. Inspectah G is set to strike the audience with this new song that she’s sure everyone can relate to and enjoy.
Inspectah takes her musical inspiration from the Western American and East Asian cultures. This influence is clearly evident to anyone who listens to her music. She is also part of the multi-genre crew known as Naavik Musik. The Crew aims to produce
high-quality music with some of the best underground talents under its ceiling. The lead male vocals were provided by the Vocalist/Rapper Arittra Nayak; who she considers to be her greatest supporter and confidant in this aspect. Her family has been sceptical of her making a career out of music in this day and era, she aims to put their minds at ease with a successful career in music. The song “Magic” released on the 18th of April is performed by Inspectah Gracious and Arittra Nayak. The song boasts of some highly talented technicians trying to break the barriers of music and provide a fresh soundscape to the Indian audience. The song is produced by RASLA who has worked with some of the top artists in the industry such as “Badshah” & “Bali”. The song “Feel Hai”, featuring Badshah produced by Rasla was a chartbuster. The mixing and mastering were done by the supremely talented Nevamind, while the highly experienced Saurabh Kamble was the Recording Engineer. The lyrics of the song have been penned by Inspectah Gracious, Arittra & Nevamind. The trio are confident that the song is going to set the charts on fire!