Vishwas Waghmode


Civic employees to wear LED badges with cleanliness messages
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The badges will bear messages such as keep your city clean, don’t defecate in the open, don’t throw garbage on roads, etc, said an official.

Transplantation of trees: BMC may bring in machine from Singapore to boost success rate
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

"The tree transplantation technology used in Singapore is recognised globally and has a high survival rate. We want to increase the survival rate of trees transplanted in Mumbai from 70 per cent to 90 per cent," an official said. The machine costs almost Rs 15 crore.

Road Repair Scam: Mehta orders departmental probe against civic engineers
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Following the second and final inquiry report in the scam, the departmental inquiry will now pave the way for action against those involved.

Maharashtra local body elections: BJP takes Panvel, PWP alleges EVM tampering
Sat, May 27, 2017

The BJP fought with Republican Party of India (Athawale), while the PWP had a tie-up with the Congress and the NCP.

Mumbai: CZA notice to BMC over selfie points, ice-cream shop in zoo
Fri, May 26, 2017

"The selfie point is constructed inside Udyan’s precincts which leads to clamouring and ruckus by the visitors," an animal welfare NGO said.

High turnout in Panvel, Bhiwandi-Nizampur polls
Thu, May 25, 2017

The BJP is hoping to make inroads here on the back of its victories in local body polls across the state.

Mira Bhayandar: About 2 months ahead of civic body polls, resolution promising water for all passed
Thu, May 25, 2017

Officials said Mira Bhayandar municipality is supposed to get 100 million litre a day (mld) from Barvi dam after its height is raised.

Panvel civic polls: 34 per cent voting till 1:30 pm
Wed, May 24, 2017

This is the first election after the Panvel municipality was formed in October last year.

Panvel civic polls: BJP eyes big gains in PWP-NCP bastion, hopes to win 60 seats
Wed, May 24, 2017

The is the first election after the Panvel municipality was formed in October last year.

Panvel civic body banks on Baahubali to boost turnout
Tue, May 23, 2017

Besides, the civic body has been creating awareness campaigns through street plays, folk artists, powada among others.

Bal Thackeray memorial likely to face legal hurdles
Sun, May 14, 2017

Raiyani, in his petition, stated that no memorial of any leader can be allowed in government bungalows.

Thane Municipal Corporation: Commissioner, Mayor at loggerheads over names of five co-opted corporators
Thu, May 11, 2017

After Mayor Meenakshi Shinde read out the names of the co-opted corporators at the general body meeting last week, Jaiswal wrote to Shinde objecting to the names and stating that the selection process had been completed without his recommendations.

Panvel civic polls: Shiv Sena, BJP and PWP to fight it out in first elections
Sun, May 07, 2017

Despite the BJP’s keenness on forming an alliance with the Sena, the Sena chose to maintain silence on it till Saturday, the last day of filing nominations.

Mumbai: Contracts to get clause of action against firms for poorly built roads
Sat, May 06, 2017

The move is applicable to new bitumen roads and concrete roads with a life expectancy of 15 years and 30 years respectively, and for new bridges with a life expectancy of 100 years.

The great road ordeal in Mumbai: Works cancelled, contractors penalised for delays
Fri, May 05, 2017

Sandeep Deshpande, a former Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporator who had raised the issue of the poor quality of Kelkar Road last year, said this last-minute change of plans was inevitable.

Mumbai: Contractors outwit BMC once again, dig up roads despite civic chief’s orders
Wed, May 03, 2017

With just weeks to go for the pre-monsoon deadline, roads across the suburbs remain freshly excavated

Govt wants ‘100 per cent waste segregation’, civic bodies across Maharashtra say will take time
Tue, May 02, 2017

The urban development department issued a government resolution (GR) on April 29 asking urban civic bodies to segregate all solid waste at source

NMMC: After threat to quit, Shiv Sena sends new faces to civic panel
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Party sources said Sena deputy leader Vijay Nahata and Chougale were unable to see eye to eye, leading to factionalism within the Sena.

Police watch tower at proposed site blocks restoration of Fitzgerald Fountain
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The MHCC had asked police to design the towers in harmony with heritage ambiance.

Mumbai: Mayor objects but civic body goes ahead with Byculla bungalow repair
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Mayor wants residence at Malabar Hill, says may face problem as zoo is silence zone & parking could be an issue

Maharashtra municipal polls: Upbeat BJP gears up for tough fight with PWP
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

This will be the first election to the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC), that was formed in October last year.

Mumbai Mayor not happy with bungalow proposed for him
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

‘Zoo a silence zone, activities after 6 pm are prohibited. I don’t want environment for animals to be affected’

NMMC sets up grievance handling system to curb illegal constructions
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The civic body has urged citizens not to purchase any properties which do not have the commencement or occupation certificate

Leader of opposition appointment: BMC’s legal cell gives green signal for Congress
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The mayor has now decided to write to the BJP, seeking its denial in writing.

Andheri station revamp: Lanes for buses, broad roads
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Officials from the Roads Department said resurfacing of MA Road, which starts from the junction of Gokhale Bridge and SV Road and connects to Andheri West railway station, is being undertaken on a priority basis.

Uddhav Thackeray to attend PM dinner in Delhi
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The BJP’s dinner invite is also seen as an attempt to pacify the Shiv Sena.

Banned by airlines, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad takes chartered plane
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

The Shiv Sena has backed the MP and sought action against “unruly behaviour of Air India crew’’.

In Thane, drone locates illegal liquor hubs
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Police began crackdown on such units after Kopardi rape and murder, drones monitor difficult areas such as hills

BMC officers get court stay on circular, chief seeks report
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Designated officers and assistant legal officials went to court for the internal order that fixed responsibility on them for demolition-related activities

Mumbai: Locals oppose jogging track in playground
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Residents claim BMC is trying to turn play area into garden.

BMC budget: Cost cut conspiracy to drive Marathi manoos out of city, says staff union
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Kadam further said the move was a conspiracy against Marathi-speaking people to deprive them of jobs. “It is a conspiracy to drive away the Marathi manoos out of the city.

BMC trims cost of running its establishment by Rs 2, 525 crore
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Commissioner Ajoy Mehta says cost to be brought down with resource rationalisation, staff won’t be hit

In a first, BMC cuts budget by one third
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

For the first time in the civic body’s functioning, the cost of running the day-to-day activities has been reduced by Rs 2,525.56 crore.

Uproar over Panvel Municipal Commissioner’s transfer: ‘Reinstate Shinde as civic body chief’
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Activists, local politicians threaten to move court against state government’s decision.

Mumbai: Stamp duty collection falls by 22.76%
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

In Mumbai, last year’s collection was Rs 2,246.73 crore as against the target of Rs 2,174 crore.

Pothole repairs: BMC plans to set up its own asphalt plant
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Tenders to be floated within a month.