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BMC plans to install back rake screens in five storm water pumping stations
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

On August 29 last year, plastic carry bags and thermocol were found to have clogged pumping stations’ outfalls causing flooding in large parts of the city.

BMC starts inspections after video shows hawkers hiding fruits, vegetables in drain
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

As soon as the matter came to light, BMC officials said they had conducted a crackdown on the hawkers, cleared the area and seized the items hidden in the manhole on Friday evening.

Sexual harassment case: Trustee rejoins school after getting bail, parents object
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Parents allege 57-year-old accused has told them to tell children he was wrongly accused

BMC appoints new contractor to build Hancock bridge
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Work to be completed in a year

Housing societies yet to get ‘freehold’ tag in Mumbai
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Delay in implementing govt’s promise ‘preventing residents from selling flats’

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation sets aside Rs 15 crore for veterinary services
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

This year, the civic body has taken a few initiatives for animals. One of this was an initiative to set up three crematoria exclusively for pets in the city, proposed by the BMC earlier this month at the standing committee.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation move against pets in gardens irks citizens
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Many parks are now also banning photography inside their premises. A garden in Malad west and Bhakti Park Garden in Wadala are some of the parks which has put up posters and boards at the entrance banning photography. 

BMC presents budget of Rs 27,258 crore, 8.42 per cent higher than current fiscal outlay
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

“The capital expenditure for 2018-19 is expected to be Rs 6,111.07 crore, a huge rise of Rs 2,260 crore from the previous year, or 58.71 per cent,” Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said

BMC Budget 2018-19: Rs 112-crore push to digitisation
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

In the first phase of going digital, the civic body has so far offered around 28 citizen-related services online. This includes renewal services, new registrations, changes in constitutions, amalgamations, etc.

BMCs property tax collection Rs 2,000 cr below target
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

The department is trying to at least match last year’s collections. Assessment inspectors and collectors have been asked to be stringent with defaulters.

Mumbai yet to spend over 60% development funds
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Despite slashing of overall spend plan, civic body’s utilisation record remains poor; environment dept fares worst

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation notice to popular Colaba restaurant
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The civic body has warned the restaurant owners of legal action if the “illegal” activities of allegedly serving hookah and cooking food illegally on its rooftop — were not stopped.

Month after Kamala Mills fire: BMC chief gathers documents on how office space turned hotels
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Mehta’s report on the December 29 Kamala Mills mishap states there is a “possibility of violations” of FSI and IT policy.

Residents of buildings without occupancy certificates to pay double for water: BMC
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

BMC Law Committee rejects Anand Nagar BJP corporator’s proposal challenging the move

Powai crane mishap: Corporators seek FIR against contractor, BMC awards another project to firm
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

According to officials of the disaster management cell, the accident occurred on January 1 when a private contractor, appointed by the BMC, was working on a sewer line on Powai’s Adi Shankaracharya road, opposite the IIT main gate.

Mumbai: Byculla Zoo set to get seven new enclosures
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

These seven new enclosures will house animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, sloth bear, wolf, jackal and swamp deer.

Mumbai: BMC plans ‘happiness centres’ at 3 locations
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The civic body is planning to set up these centers on the lines of a Madhya Pradesh government initiative, which had in 2016 set up a ‘department of happiness’.

Mumbai to get three crematoria for animals
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

These will be in Mahalaxmi, Malad and Deonar; facilities will be set up on a public private partnership model.

Mumbai: Shiv Sena claims right to Malabar Hill bungalow, wants IAS couple evicted
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Pravin and Pallavi Darade have been occupying the bungalow that belongs to the BMC since December 2014.

BMC starts monthly inspections to curb illegal constructions, alterations
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

The step has been taken in the aftermath of the Kamala Mills fire, to keep illegal constructions at bay, thus preventing mishaps.

Birla Krida Kendra to make way for new jetty
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Project part of MbPT’s plan to develop area as tourist spot, Kendra was once popular among theatre lovers

Kamala Mills fire: Ajoy Mehta’s report seeks departmental inquiry against 10 civic officials
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Report will be submitted to HC; BMC has also sought criminal action against architect and interior designers of Mojo’s Bistro and 1Above resto-pubs besides their owners

BMC corporators fail to utilise funds, seek 6-month extension
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Last year being an election year, the deadline to spend funds was decided as December 5. However, by the last week of November, Rs 212 crore of the Rs 363 crore remained unspent.

After Kamala Mills fire: As state contemplates review, BMC firm on implementing rooftop restaurant policy
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Saturday said that implementing the rooftop policy will prevent Kamala Mills fire like incidents.

Sakinaka shop fire: Electric circuit was faulty, says probe
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Report blames senior sanitary inspector, four other officials; all five likely to face inquiry

Charred body of 20-year-old found; Mumbai fire department seeks shoot records of TV show
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

After the fire broke out, over 150 people were evacuated. However, no casualty was reported at the time. The fire brigade found the body of Gopi Surajkumar Verma Sunday morning.

As many as 89 names common in 2 phases of BMC probe into roads scam
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Punishments to the 89 engineers already penalised in first phase will multiply based on quantum of irregularities, complexity and role

Kamala Mills fire: Mojo’s Bistro, 1Above had fire NOCs despite violating safety norms, says fire brigade report
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Kamala Mills fire: As per rules, an NOC is given against fire safety norms followed and implemented by an establishment.

Kamala Mills fire started at Mojo’s Bistro, not 1Above: fire brigade report
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Kamala Mills fire: Investigators of the fire brigade examined at least seven different possibilities that could have started the fire that killed 14 people, including 11 women.

Mumbai’s Nadpada building fire: Apartment residents blame BMC officials’ negligence for blaze
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

In March 2013, residents had informed the Mumbai Fire Brigade through a letter about the three “illegal” godowns in the basement of buildings in the A wing, the same area where the fire broke out on Friday.

Mumbai Marol fire: Fire station 750 m away, engines took 25 minutes, say residents
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Marol fire station is the suburban headquarters of the Mumbai fire brigade. It has two fire engines and one jumbo water tanker apart from one rescue van and a light van.

Kamala Mills fire: BMC urges victims’ kin, eyewitnesses to come forward with info
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Kamala mills fire: The appeal comes at a time when investigators are probing whether the fire could have been caused due to a bartender’s fire stunt at either 1Above or Mojo’s Bistro, or due to the burning coal used in hookahs.

FIR filed after BMC official gheraoed for demolition of wrong house
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Official had written apology letter to owner, promised to rebuild house

Kamala Mills fire: BMC chief orders crackdown on ‘nexus’ between complainants and officials
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta issued a circular to all the DMCs directing them to name officials who are allegedly part of this nexus letting illegal extensions and encroachments mushroom all over the city.

Kamala Mills fire not caused by short circuit: Probe
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Investigators are now probing whether flames during a fire stunt by a bartender in either of the two establishments, or burning coal used for serving hookahs on the rooftop may have caused the fire.

Kamala Mills fire: Demolition drive continues across Mumbai; notice to Kamala Mills owner
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Till 7.30 pm, BMC’s ward-level teams had inspected 616 restaurants, of which a total of 357 faced action or demolition. At least 426 illegally stored LPG cylinders were seized by the teams. Entire premises or portions of 30 hotels were sealed by the civic body.