Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Alison Saldanha

Correspondent

Six firms apply for waste processing plants
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

In November last year, over 30 firms and consortia had evinced interest in the BMC’s initial EOI.

Probe team flags ‘lapses’ in fire-fighting systems
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

The fire brigade, however, maintained that there were no lapses in the operation.

BMC wants to increase Rs 5-lakh limit on contracts
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Party leaders of the civic body are mulling the possibility of increasing the Rs 5 lakh limit for each work tender .

BMC plans BRTS on coastal road
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The Rs 9,000-crore road project, proposed to run from Nariman Point to Kandivali, has been cleared by CM and BMC.

Fire brigade keen on setting up new fire alert monitoring system
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

The brigade plans to replace its current control centre with an automatic web-based system.

BMC chalks out new policy for tenants of dilapidated structures
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

The corporation will request tenants to peacefully vacate the dangerous structure and offer accommodation.

When it comes to the crunch, BMC is ready to hire 500 docs from private sector
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

BMC to employ the medical officers for upgradation of its trained manpower in the city’s peripheral municipal hospitals

Rooftop restaurants get civic chief’s nod, formal order coming soon
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

The rooftop restaurants will follow the same rules as other regular eateries for operational hours.

Flyover plan for Malad’s Uncles’ Kitchen junction
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The traffic signal at this intersection has the second-longest signal cycle in Mumbai, running for 180 seconds at a stretch.

Meet the Campa Cola homeless: CEO to diamond merchant, MD to Editor
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

The Indian Express takes a closer look at 10 of the 89 illegal flat owners affected by the turn of events.

Face-off continues, FIR filed
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

Campa cola endgame BJP MP, Mayor try to transfer ‘ownership of plot’ to residents

Shut out, BMC vows to return today with police cover
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

After residents disallow BMC team entry, civic official tells residents they are already in contempt of Supreme Court

Multiple agencies in cold war leave key projects in deep freeze
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

At a time when Mumbai needs rapid infrastructure development, a disconnect between multiple agencies planning and executing works has left the city in the lurch.

Developers to provide accommodation till court decides on their legality: BMC
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

The civic body has introduced an amendment to the guidelines framed for dealing with residents of dangerous structures.

24-m cap for redevelopment of Chembur precinct
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

The report has been prepared by the MHCC-appointed Mumbai Metropolitan Region Heritage Conservation Society (MMR-HCS).

BMC to give flat owners 3 more days
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

The corporation has said if the residents refuse to hand over keys this time, they would enter the compound and start severing electricity and gas connections.

BMC prepares its demolition squad
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

To start issuing eviction notices to occupants of 96 illegal flats from today.

Current lake levels barely enough, will last only two months: BMC
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Officials say the civic body is in the process of issuing tenders for cloud-seeding in anticipation of insufficient rainfall.

Norms flouted since ’90, but BMC dithered on action
Thu, May 29, 2014

The then civic chief had asked for the 1962 land lease to be cancelled on Aug 21, 1990.

Chaos rules the city roads
Wed, May 28, 2014

In a city that sees over 50,000 cars added each year on its roads, even a 15-minute roadblock due to shortage of parking space can lead to huge traffic snarls.

BMC wants keys of illegal flats deposited with it
Tue, May 27, 2014

The BMC administration said it would not send its demolition team to the compound on May 31, and will approach the Supreme Court (SC) if the residents of the flats do not hand over their keys by June 2.

2 years on, BMC revives GMLR project
Mon, May 26, 2014

In October 2013, the two agencies restarted discussions on the project.

Civic body to oppose move for surcharge on VAT instead of LBT
Fri, May 23, 2014

Currently, the civic body earns maximum revenue from octroi and collected over Rs 7,200 crore in 2013-14.

BMC plans to invite tenders for cloud seeding
Wed, May 21, 2014

In 2012, the city witnessed a slow start to the monsoon season, forcing the BMC to impose a 10 per cent water cut.

Civic body suggests new conditions for redevelopment
Mon, May 19, 2014

Under the current redevelopment scheme, buildings cannot be legally demolished without a commencement certificate.

A clean sweep in Modi wave
Sat, May 17, 2014

NOTA occupied the fifth position - 11,009 opted for it, representing 1.23 per cent of the vote share.

Bracing for the downpour
Fri, May 16, 2014

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation says that it is better prepared for monsoons this time.

BMC wants powers to evict residents of shaky bldgs
Tue, May 13, 2014

After evacuation, residents of such buildings will be given due accommodation in a newly constructed building.

Civic body may include aspects of caretaker clause in RG-PG policy
Mon, May 12, 2014

The extent of construction to be allowed on open public spaces under the new scheme is yet to be ascertained.

Game may be up for pvt players on public land
Thu, May 08, 2014

In the controversial caretaker policy, land was to be given to a caretaker on a minimum of 33-year lease.

BMC promises smooth drive by May 20
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Additionally, by the May 20 deadline, all trenches dug up on roads for various utility agencies will be refilled.

There are tales to tell
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

An initiative by an American documentary filmmaker gives amateur writers and storytellers a chance to share their work in a public space.

BMC ropes in NGOs, corporates to start 100 pre-primary schools
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

The cost to run these schools for kindergarten students will be borne entirely by the institutions selected for the project.

‘I will bring in more investments for Mumbai’
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

We should upgrade the infrastructure,the local trains and stations. In the next rail budget, Mumbai should get the maximum allocation with sufficient funds for the suburban boards,said Poonam.

BMC panel to study building proposals
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Technical Advisory Committee will be for the civic Development Plan department, will interpret the Development Control Regulations.

Hearings begin on plan to make Chembur Diamond Garden area heritage precinct
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

The proposed precinct has received over 160 suggestions and objections on the heritage tag that could make redevelopment unviable.