The proposal was mooted by BMC education committee member Sainath Durge at a meeting on September 13 in a bid to increase enrollment of children in civic body-run schools and change the public perception that these schools are only meant for those belonging to the economically weaker sections.
According to the report, accessed by The Indian Express, a total of 7,200 to 7,700 metric tonnes of waste is generated in the city per day. The segregation of waste, the report says, has gone up to 82.98 per cent, from the 65 per cent recorded the previous year.
In 2009 and 2012, the BMC had appointed four consultants for the project for revamping the conservancy staff’s residential quarters, which were in poor shape. But so far, nothing much has happened and only projects in Dadar and Colaba have taken off.
A petition filed by Zoru Bhathena, challenging the decision of Tree Authority to approve felling of trees, said that the resolution dated August 29, passed by the authority for the removal of trees was a “brazen breach” of the high court’s order passed in July this year.
The interest rates on instalment of payments for grant of IOD (Intimation of Disapproval) or CC (Commence Certificate) for various fees, charges and premiums have been reduced to 8.5 per cent from 12 per cent.
Under the project, the civic body will install glass fibre railings and bollards along footpaths on roads having a width of more than 60 feet to discourage people from crossing roads mid-way and curb vehicles from driving on footpaths.
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.
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.