Four candidates who bagged the second-highest number of votes in the 2017 civic polls in Mumbai were hopeful of becoming corporators after the incumbents were disqualified owing to invalid caste certificates.
The move comes nearly two years after a doctor died after falling into an open manhole on a flooded road near Prabhadevi. Senior gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar had fallen into the manhole on August 29, 2017.
The incident was reported at 1.37 pm and a fire engine and an ambulance were rushed to the spot. The injured were rushed to Sion Hospital. “All are in stable condition,” said Dr Navin, chief medical officer.
A petition was filed by Shweta Wagh, an architect, and eight others stating that the ongoing reclamation is not only illegal but will also irreversibly alter the coastal morphology, biodiversity and traditional ecological practices.
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.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Shweta Wagh said that the high court directed the BMC to stop further reclamation for the coastal road project in areas not already reclaimed but the civic body is flouting the directive by continuing with the work.
According to Praja Foundation data, the BMC received 1,16,658 complaints in 2018 as compared to 92,329 in 2017 and 81,555 in 2016. The report also noted a slight decrease in the number of days taken by the civic body to resolve complaints.
Residents had been campaigning against the BMC’s move for the last two years, during which, they met politicians across all party. They had also met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had ordered the BMC commissioner to hear local residents’ demands before planning a revamp.
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.