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Saturday, August 08, 2020



As BMC chops trees to clear roads, experts say replant uprooted ones wherever possible

August 08, 2020 2:48 am

BMC could have saved many trees if scientific pruning exercise and risk assessment had been undertaken before the monsoon, said Vaibhav Raje, who runs Treecotech that provides arboriculture services.

14-day home quarantine for all domestic flyers: BMC

August 08, 2020 2:07 am

The letter comes in the backdrop of the BMC's decision to deny the request of Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari, who arrived in the city on Sunday to probe actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, seeking exemption from 14-day home quarantine.

In quarantine, Bihar IPS officer entertains social media followers with self-composed poems

August 07, 2020 2:56 am

In contrast, he said, the officers’ quarters at the Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force campus in Goregaon East are less than ideal conditions for him to compose or even record his poems.

Mumbai floods: Leptospirosis, dengue cases likely to rise

August 07, 2020 1:54 pm

“Dengue, leptospirosis, H1N1, hepatitis and gastroenteritis are under control except malaria,” a BMC official said. Apart from testing patients with fever for Covid-19, the civic body has asked all hospitals and dispensaries to conduct rapid antigen test for malaria.

Mumbai civic body dilutes cap on high-rises on narrow roads

August 05, 2020 1:52 am

According to the new policy, constructions of more than 32 m in height (buildings with 10 or more storeys) are now permitted even for plots with less than 9-m frontage or access, provided that they abut a public road or a street that is at least 9 m wide.

HC orders BMC to provide video conference facilities for RTI appeal hearings

August 01, 2020 1:25 am

After perusing the reply, the court on Friday observed, “Although the respondent is willing to hear the petitioner through video conferencing, there is no statement as to how the BMC proposes to extend opportunity of hearing to other persons.

Rapid antigen tests: 14,527 of BMC’s SWM dept staffers tested, 0.8% infected

August 01, 2020 10:03 am

A total of 27,000 labourers and 4,000 NGO workers in the SWM department are engaged in waste management, while there are around 3,500 supervisory staff.

BMC invites EOI on acquisition of land for 5,000-bed hospital

August 01, 2020 12:59 am

The civic body will acquire around 20 acres land for the proposed hospital, which should be close to the Western Express Highway and Eastern Express Highway, and should have a 90-foot wide accessible development road plan.

Mumbai civic body announces 20% cut in water supply from August 5

August 01, 2020 12:43 pm

The city requires 4,200 million litres of water daily (MLD) of which the BMC supplies 3,800 MLD. On Friday, the total water stock in the seven lakes was recorded at 4.99 lakh million litres, which is 34.49 per cent of the full capacity of the reservoirs.

Staring at Rs 14,000-crore shortfall, Mumbai civic body proposes 10% cut in overall budget

July 31, 2020 2:05 pm

The shortfall in revenue has forced the civic body to prepare a plan of cost saving in all departments. A source from the BMC said major departments like roads, storm water drain, sewerage projects, water supply projects, and solid waste management will face cuts in their expenditure.


With plea and protests, Save Aarey campaign gathers momentum

September 11, 2019 7:10 am

Apart from the car shed for Metro line 3, a part of the Aarey Milk Colony -- which adjoins Sanjay Gandhi National Park -- will also be used to create Metro Bhavan, the nerve-centre for the 337-km network which is under construction.

PHOTOS | BMC budget: Here are the Brihan plans for you, Mumbaikars

February 04, 2016 11:44 am

The BMC, Asia richest municipal council, announced its budget allocations on Wednesday. We take a look at how much money is going where.

Mumbai trees infected by Mealybugs

November 05, 2014 3:05 pm

Mumbai has approximately 3,000- 4,000 rain trees in the city, of which 500 are infected by Mealybugs mainly in Dadar, Bandra, Andheri and Kandivali areas.


Make in India fire: BMC blames organisers of 'gross negligence'

February 24, 2016 3:34 pm

Mumbai, Feb 24 (ANI): The Mumbai Fire Brigade on Wednesday submitted an investigation report on a fire which occurred during the 'Make in India' programme last week to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in which it has accused the organizers of the event of 'gross negligence'. Pratap Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer of Mumbai Fire Brigade, said that report was prepared by analyzing accounts of several witnesses and circumstantial evidence. He said that they have opened the report for the public. We studied circumstantial evidence and witness accounts. Rahangdale added that he was also one of the witnesses, as I was the first one to use extinguisher there. By studying all that we arrived at the chain of events leading to fire and prepared a final report.