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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.