The High Court was hearing a petition stating that the ongoing reclamation is not only illegal but will also irreversibly alter the coastal morphology, biodiversity and traditional ecological practices.
Activists and residents from South Mumbai organised a specially curated photo exhibition to celebrate the human, marine and wild life of the Mumbai coast. The exhibition was spearheaded by Save Our Coast Bombay, a group formed by residents protesting the coastal road project.
The BMC’s Licence Department has finalised 31,264 pitches across Mumbai’s seven zones for nearly 18,000 eligible hawkers, of which 11,000 are old licensed vendors. Barring zones 2 and 6, five zonal TVCs have approved a list of hawkers and pitches.
The Rs 55-crore project was first planned in 2018, when Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta had proposed two underground parkings — below Raosaheb Patwardhan Park in Bandra West and below Jhula Maidan in Byculla — in the BMC Budget 2018-19.
Officials said around Rs 22 lakh was spent on renovation, repainting and repair of the bungalow. While Rs 10 lakh was spent on electrical fitments inside the bungalow, Rs 33.46 lakh was spent on beautification and development of the garden.
The bench was hearing two petitions filed by activist Bhagwanji Rayani and NGO Jan Mukti Morcha, challenging the state government’s decision to convert the mayor’s bungalow at Shivaji Park, Dadar, into a memorial to the Shiv Sena founder.
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.