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Mumbai: BMC’s proposal to start CBSE, ICSE schools sent to addl commissioner

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.

12 per cent more solid waste segregated this year: BMC

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.


BMC clears 70 proposals worth over Rs 450 crore; 220 projects in 3 days

The projects mostly pertain to repairs of schools and drains, purchase of equipment for hospitals, bridge and skywalk construction as well as setting up of wet waste processing units in markets.

‘Against religion’: Contractor refuses to build transit camp for fish and meat sellers

Cracking the whip on the contractor, the BMC has decided to forfeit Earnest Deposit Money or token money of the contractor for not taking up the work.

Mumbai: Human rights commission issues notice to BMC, environment dept

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s Tree Authority approved the felling of trees in Aarey forest for the Mumbai Metro Corporation Limited’s (MMRCL) proposal to construct a Metro carshed.

BMC to fast-track project, aims to start building houses in 3 years

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.


Mumbai: Permission for felling 2,646 trees yet to be given, BMC tells high court

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.

BMC slashes interest rates on instalment payment for building permissions

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.

‘Bamboo sticks, iron rods used to support ceiling of 37 BMC schools under renovation’

BMC education committee member Sainath Durge, while speaking at a meeting on Friday, maintained that redevelopment and repair works are also underway in 417 other schools run by the civic body.

Under scanner: BMC’s Rs 113-cr plan for glass fibre railings, bollards

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.

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With plea and protests, Save Aarey campaign gathers momentum

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

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

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.

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

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.