The fare hike is expected to make monthly passes costlier by at least 30 per cent for up to 20 km, and quarterly passes costlier by 50 per cent.
When contacted, Alka Sasane, assistant commissioner of H East ward, said, “CPDR can submit whatever recommendations they wish to. We cannot stop following our duty. By clearing the hutments, we followed the Bombay High Court’s orders. It involved the security of the Tansa water pipeline.”
“Despite being illegal, the eatery has received permissions from all the authorities. This shows how he has used his power to get his way around the law,” said Lalita Yadav, who lost the civic body election earlier this year, by a margin of 477 votes.
“The accused had promised to marry her, but later refused to do so. He had also been constantly harassing her,” said Subhash Khanvilkar, senior inspector, Oshiwara police station.
BMC officials have been considering various options for protective net covers for manholes but no decision has been taken yet.
Exercise part of measures to clear encroachments along Tansa pipeline
The permission for rooftop/terrace restaurants, however, is conditional — the restaurants cannot disturb the surrounding neighbourhood.
The policy has been passed with a clause that no terrace restaurant will be allowed within 10 metres of a residential building.
Despite being evicted from the location in 1998 and allotted houses in Dharavi, these families had returned and built illegal hutments in Garib Nagar, claims the civic body.
“This is the first time that an awareness programme was conducted for us. We received a lot of information about breast cancer, preventive measures and self examination,” a BMC employee said.
Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar will distribute the passes at Dadar bus depot on Tuesday.
The study by Awaaz foundation mentions that light pollution affects sleep, increases headache, fatigue and stress and decreases sexual functioning. It also disrupts the food chain and confuses animal navigation at night.
The post was earlier held by Ranjeet Dhankne.
“Following the videography, it was found that debris was being mixed with waste to show increased weight and claim more payment. Action was initiated against these contractors by the civic body and the malpractice has been stopped completely.”
A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak also directed the BMC to remove the temporary fire shed it constructed inside the park and to restore the jogging and walking tracks there to their original condition