Dipti Singh


Mumbai: Ahead of monsoon 1,400 safety nets for manholes
Sat, May 26, 2018

The BMC is planning to install around 1,450 safety nets /metal mesh on manholes at crucial locations, at the total cost of Rs1.38 crore.

Mumbai: As dog bite complaints increase, Vasai Virar may get second sterilisation centre
Thu, May 24, 2018

The public health centres in Vasai, Nalasopara and Virar have been receiving 15 to 20 patients with dog bites since past three months.

BMC collects 120 tonnes of plastic since April
Wed, May 23, 2018

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.

Waste-to-energy project: Mumbai civic body to conduct geological survey of Deonar dumping ground
Mon, May 21, 2018

Intermittent fires at Deonar and Mulund dumping grounds over the last few years have attracted national attention. The central government, too, had raised concerns over the matter.

Water treatment plant in Bhandup gets solar power unit, 2 years on
Fri, May 18, 2018

The Bhandup plant treats 2,300 MLD (million litres daily) of water. It requires 45 lakh units of power on a monthly basis, which comes to 5.40 crore units every year.

Over 600 buildings dilapidated, BMC urges occupants to vacate
Fri, May 18, 2018

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

BMC claims Mumbai may flood this monsoon, blames Metro construction
Fri, May 18, 2018

Officials say Metro work has ‘choked’ drainage lines, ‘disturbed’ storm water drains at some areas

Redevelopment project: BMC issues stop work order after road cave-in
Thu, May 17, 2018

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.

Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings: Mumbai cleanest state capital
Thu, May 17, 2018

While officials listed scores of factors which led to the results this year, activists are questioning the criteria of the survey based on which the city was ranked the cleanest state capital.

BMC comes up with advertisement and sky signs policy, seeks suggestions from public
Wed, May 16, 2018

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.

Mumbai: Waste removed from drains chokes roadside
Wed, May 16, 2018

Civic officials claimed that contractors gain nothing out of leaving the filth on the roads. “Unless the contractors get a challan of weighed silt or garbage, they don’t get paid.

Focus on construction sites to curb dengue, malaria
Tue, May 15, 2018

In 2017, BMC had collected Rs 22 lakh in fines from 11,237 households and commercial structures that were found to have not prevented mosquito breeding on their premises.

Hawkers’ policy: 23,265 hawkers found eligible
Tue, May 15, 2018

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.

Mumbai: To check garbage flow into sea, BMC to install trash booms in rivers
Sun, May 13, 2018

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.

Mumbai: Fire at Levi’s showroom in Colaba, no casualty
Sun, May 13, 2018

According to the disaster management unit of BMC the incident was reported at around 10.30 pm, following which four water tankers and as many fire engines reached the spot at around 10.36 pm.

Development Plan-2034: Maharashtra Govt seeks suggestions for changes
Fri, May 11, 2018

The state government on Thursday published a notification proposing modifications for Development Plan-2034 and inviting suggestions and objections from Mumbai residents.

Residents spot ‘crack’ on Kemps Corner flyover, engineers say design flaw
Mon, May 07, 2018

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.

BMC treats waste from slums, turns it into manure for farms
Sat, May 05, 2018

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.

Road widening projects: Plan to compensate PAPs financially still on paper
Fri, May 04, 2018

Critical road widening and the Mithi river and Brihanmumbai Storm Water Drain (BRIMSTOWAD) projects have been delayed because of resistance from commercial PAPs.

Residents dump 1.25-tonne garbage in BMC bins meant for plastic collection
Thu, May 03, 2018

The civic body has appealed to Mumbaikars to start discarding all plastic bags stocked at their homes into the plastic collection boxes placed at various public places.