Its been more than a year since the city elected its corporators. Over 24 weeks,Mumbai Newsline will visit every ward (the city has 24) and assess the quality and quantity of work corporators have done. Ward H-East comprising Bandra (East),Khar (East) and Santacruz (East) has large slums,but corporators have not provided enough toilets,finds Sharwari Patwa.
The Mumbai Police Crime Branch probing the August 11 Azad Madan riot has learnt that a group of about 150 persons from the Garib Nagar area in Bandra (East) and Govandi had attended the protest with the sole purpose of attacking the media.
A little over a year after a major fire gutted over 800 shanties at the Garib Nagar slum settlement in Bandra east,the large tract of land adjoining the Bandra suburban railway has risen again this time with more illegal slums than before the fire on March 5,2011.
A fire broke out in Garib Nagar, Bandra East in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. It was not immediately known what caused the fire. The area is inhabited by slum dwellers and the fire is spreading to nearby hutments.