Following the state government’s decision to ban single-use plastic, expected to kick in next month, BMC has placed plastic collection bins at 25 locations and also launched a helpline number for housing societies to get plastic collected from their premises.
We have been directed to convince the residents and make them aware of the dangers by showing them documentaries and putting up posters: Nidhi Choudhari, Dy Municipal Commissioner, Removal of Encroachment
According to civic officials who inspected the site, the developer did not have any retaining wall on the boundary of the plot and sand filled gunny bags were found stacked haphazardly on the portion of the road which caved in.
The BMC has published the policy on its website, inviting objections and suggestions from the residents within a month. Through this policy, BMC for the first time plans to regulate the size of photographs and the content that can be used in banners or hoardings.
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.
According to senior municipal engineers, engineers had to redo part of the design because the quality of soil was different from what they had been previously told, leading to a difference in the level of two sections’ joint in the base of the flyover, which looks like a crack.
The BMC with the help of an organisation Com-post, has started treating 30 tonne of waste generated in the slums of M-East ward (Govandi, Deonar) and converting it into manure that is being used in farms in Kolhapur.