BJP corporator from Andheri Abhijit Samant said tablets would be more handy and easy to use for many. “Most of us use a smartphone and hence using a tablet will automatically become easier than using a laptop,” he said.
Vijay Shivtare, who is the Sena legislator from Purandar in Maharashtra, was in Surat’s Choryasi Assembly constituency to attend the election campaign of BJP candidate Jhankhana Patel, daughter of deceased BJP legislator from the constituency Raja Patel.
The Swachhata app, which aims to connect urban local bodies with people to identify and solve local waste management issues, has just 8,741 registered users although the target was for it to get 1 lakh downloads.
The school, well known in the western suburbs, had removed the child citing the reason that he was not fitting into the classroom environment and was demanding constant attention thus disturbing the other children.
Since early last year, when Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered the BMC to take back all 216 plots which had been given out on adoption basis, only 156 have been taken over by the garden department.
In June, the civic body made it mandatory for all housing societies and hotels that produce over 100 kg of waste daily or have an area of or above 20,000 sqm to start segregating garbage and compost wet waste from October 2.
The BMC will form a special cell to be headed by the chief engineer (Slum Sanitation Programme) to carry out the construction of these multi-storey toilets. Wherever it is not possible to connect the toilet to sewer lines, the BMC will build septic tanks.
According to officials, besides the effect of the proposed reclamation, the civic body wants to understand other issues like whether cutting down trees for the Metro III and coastal road projects would lead to any ecological imbalance.
“In July, we sent showcause notices to around 270 engineers/ officers found guilty in the first and second phases of the road scam inquiry. We are giving all the engineers/officers a chance to present their side with documentary evidence,” said a senior BMC officer.