The eligible applicants will now face the final round of scrutiny, following which they will be officially registered as licensed hawkers. The committee is currently verifying the documents of the remaining 2,782 applicants.
BMC officials said in the first phase of the project, floating trash booms will be installed in Dahisar, Mithi, Oshiwara and Poisar rivers as well as in storm water drains at Irla, Mogra nullah and Lovegrove pumping station.
Former Director of Engineering Services and Projects (ES&P) of BMC Laxman Vhatkar was appointed by Mehta to conduct an inquiry in the first phase of the scam, which involved discrepancies in 34 road projects.
The BMC has also directed its tree department officials across the 24 administrative wards to prune branches of trees that are in a dangerous condition.
The BMC had floated tenders for appointing consultants for the project, mainly on diversion of sewage lines and beautification of the surrounding area last year. The civic body received four bids that were opened on November 14, 2017.
According to Shiv Sena-supported Independent corporator Kiran Landge from Asalpha, many societies are being sent water bills based on estimations. “Water meters in these societies are non-functional,” Landge said.
“The fire was confined to two to three galas in the showroom and the area was full of smoke. This was why it took two hours to control the fire,” said Prabhat Rahangdale, chief fire officer of Mumbai Fire Brigade.
“Bio-mining has happened on a small scale in cities like Bangalore, Triambakeshwar and Nandurbar in India and in South Korea, Germany and USA. This project on 24 hectares would be the largest in the world,” said Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects).
Meanwhile, the Smart Commute Foundation, a cycling advocacy group, launched a cycling plan for Mumbai on Friday evenings. The foundation emphasised on road designs for all kinds of users, not only for automobiles.
Over the next month, the BMC will register licenced hawkers’ fingerprints and photographs. The issuing of biometric cards will be done after the BMC completes verification of documents collected from hawkers.
The move came after Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis had announced in the House on March 27 that Ghegadmal and two other designated officers would be suspended.
Following a pilot project in a few hospitals, the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to share 180 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds under public-private partnership (PPP) for want of specialised care. “We do not have many MD doctors to cater to ICU patients. Because there is dearth of intensivists, we […]
While the civic body will provide space, infrastructure and seed fund, IIT experts will train the aspirants. BMC will be providing a seed fund of Rs 15 crore for the incubation centre.
Earlier this year, the civic body had increased the rent for booking sports grounds by almost 98 per cent. The rent for a ground measuring above 1,000 sqm that was revised to Rs 27,000 per day, has now been rolled back to Rs 610 (97.74% reduction).
“The report has indicted ward boy Vitthal Chavan and class IV employee Sunita Surve. A detailed inquiry will be undertaken now,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Idzes Kundan.