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Mumbai coastal road project: HC asks BMC to stop all reclamation work, maintain status quo

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.

Civic officials began work on coastal road without clearances: Corporators

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.

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Mumbai: 18,000 eligible hawkers yet to get pitches

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.

Coastal road: No new reclamation of land, Bombay HC tells BMC

Senior counsel Gayatri Singh, arguing for the petitioners, informed the court that a project of such magnitude needs necessary environmental clearance, which has not been obtained by the BMC.

Why 3 corporators may not be ousted for failing to provide proof of caste

The Shiv Sena has 93 corporators, followed by BJP with 85, Congress with 30, NCP nine, Samajwadi Party six and others four.

Mumbai: BMC scraps Jhula Maidan underground parking plan

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.

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BMC spends Rs 65 lakh in 20 days for mayor’s new home

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.

Mumbai bridge collapse: BMC issues showcause notices to structural auditor, contractor

The preliminary inquiry report has pointed towards negligence on part of the auditor and contractor. Officials said the notices have sought their replies within 15 days.

Bal Thackeray memorial: Allotment to trust valid, legal, BMC tells Bombay HC

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 foot overbridge collapse: For pedestrians, civic body to remove dividers below bridge

Meanwhile, the BMC is taking help of structural auditors to check whether the remaining structure of the bridge needs to be removed completely.

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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.

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