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Vasai Fort

Documentary On Vasai Tourism

The Vasai-Virar Mahanagar Palika has created a documentary on Tourism in Vasai. This 40 minute documentary is written by Sanjay Parab and voiced by Makrand Anaspure and Sheetal Kale. It was commissioned on the 27th of December 2013 with an initial budget of Rs. 9,50,000. The documentary explores the various places in Vasai such as Vasai Fort, Arnala Fort, the beaches in Vasai, Jivdani Temple, St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, Vajreshwari Mandir, Tungareshwar, Kaman Fort, Vagholi...

Malcolm Dias

Malcolm Dias – First Vasaikar in the NDA

Malcolm Dias, 18, worked hard for months preparing for his goal – to join defence services. On Saturday, he became the first person from Bhuigaon village in Vasai to crack the National Defence Academy entrance exams, ranking 220 on the merit list. “After my class X board exams, I knew I wanted to join the defence. And so, I did not choose engineering or medicine as my career. My aim was to serve the country...

RIP Suruchi Baug :-(

RIP Suruchi Baug :-(

Amar Mhatre writes about the ignorance that’s killing Vasai’s Suruchi Baug. Its time we ask a few questions on the rapidly dwindling Vasai ecosystem.

Royston Harold Dias plays into the IPL

Royston Harold Dias from our very own Manickpur has been selected to play with the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. He is a very talented left-arm fast-medium who has played for Mumbai Under-19 team.

Tree Census by VVMC

Tree Census by VVMC

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has undertaken a seven month long project of conducting a Tree Census of all trees in the Vasai-Virar region. Terracon Ecotech Pvt Ltd has been appointed to carry out the survey of trees. The agency will record the species, height age and health of the trees. There are over five lakh trees in the region and those on both private and government land will be counted. The agency will...

From Vasai to Hollywood

Ayush Tandon, 12, stars as the child version of protagonist ‘Pi’ Patel in director Ang Lee’s new film even as another Indian boy plays his teenaged avatar. The Vasai boy has wrapped up his part for the 3D Hollywood movie, ‘Life of Pi’. He shot in places like Taiwan and Pondicherry. Lee, a Golden Globe and Oscar winning Taiwanese American film director, got international acclaim with movies like ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Crouching...

Thane

Plan to split Thane district gets official nod

The long-pending move to split Thane into two districts has been given a seal of approval by the Konkan divisional commissioner, who has recommended setting up of a new district headquarters at Palghar. Commissioner Vijay Nahata is understood to have submitted his report to state authorities after protracted meetings and listening to diverse opinions voiced by officials and local political functionaries. There is a proposal for Palghar to be the headquarters of a new district...

Vasai-Virar Trasnport Corporation

VVTC Gets Rolling

The Vasai-Virar Transport Corporation, the transport wing of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation started its own bus service in Vasai on Wednesday, 03rd October coinciding with the birthday of Hitendra Thakur. The bus routes are as follows: 101 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Sativali 102 - Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Pelhar Fata 103 - Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Evershine City 104 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Vasant Nagri (Bhavani Park...

VVMC Bus

Vasai-Virar to have own bus service

The burgeoning population of the Vasai-Virar municipal region living in far flung areas will no longer be burdened by the sharp hike in auto-rickshaw fares. For, the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) is set to launch its first bus fleet in October. The swanky new buses, 50 of which will first run on the Navghar-Manickpur Road route, will in due time expand to cover the entire Vasai-Virar region using its full capacity of 380 buses. Apart...

Marathon

Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon is now National

In only its second year, the Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon has got the tag of national-level event after getting an approval of the Athletics Federation of India. The race will be held on October 14 and will carry an enhanced prize fund of Rs 17 lakh. “Last year, the inaugural edition of the race was a state level event. This year we have sought and got approval from the Athletics Federation of India and it’s going...