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COronavirus outbreak: Two days after woman tests positive, BMC yet to trace contact source

March 31, 2020 4:35 am

A human resource professional, officials said, the woman had no travel history abroad or known contact with an infected patient.

BMC seals Worli Koliwada as eight test positive; cops to help with essential supplies

March 30, 2020 11:13 pm

The entry and exit of residents was barred to prevent further transmission, and police roped in to provide essential supplies. The BMC disinfected and fumigated the area on Monday.

BMC to team up with food delivery apps for home deliveries

March 27, 2020 8:36 pm

The civic body is teaming with online food delivery portals like Swiggy, Zomato and others for picking grocery items from a local retailer and making doorstep deliveries.

BMC urges people to segregate medical waste to reduce risk of infection

March 25, 2020 12:33 am

“We are asking citizens to segregate and give masks in a separate garbage bags to the waste collector. The bio medical waste is being taken to the civic body's processing facility at Deonar,” said Ashok Khaire, deputy municipal commissioner, solid waste management department.

BMC: Starting today, action against shops flouting alternate day closure

March 20, 2020 4:35 am

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on late Wednesday night ordered shops to be shut on alternative days.

Coronavirus: Over 20,000 Indians from Middle East set to arrive, Mumbai to raise quarantine capacity

March 19, 2020 2:10 pm

Recently, BMC had received instructions from the Centre to be prepared to quarantine Indian nationals who would be airlifted and brought to the Mumbai international airport from various countries till the end of March.

50 per cent staff rule: BMC to crack down on violators

March 19, 2020 2:16 am

Meanwhile, To contain the spread of COVID-19, BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi late Wednesday night ordered shops to be shut on alternative days.

Coronavirus outbreak: BMC starts shutting down public parks

March 18, 2020 2:37 am

The BMC had last week said that as part of its attempts to ensure social distancing, among various other measures, it would also shut down public parks.

BMC directs IMD to speed up work on Doppler radar

March 14, 2020 2:11 am

In the meeting, Pardeshi instructed IMD (Mumbai) deputy director K S Hosalikar to finish the work before monsoon so the city can have precise rain predictions

Mumbai's biggest: BMC to set up 330-bed quarantine centre at Seven Hills Hospital

March 14, 2020 12:30 am

The hospital, which will be Mumbai's biggest quarantine centre, will be used by the civic body to isolate patients suspected of contracting the disease.


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.