Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte has asked South Mumbai activists,including actress Juhi Chawla,to back their claim on reported effects of electro-magnetic radiation from cellphone towers with a scientific study.
The Bombay High Court ordering a strict crackdown on illegal banners and posters in the city has led Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte,who had until recently been hesitant to take politicians head-on,to take a stern view of the matter.
Acting on information that businessman Suresh Bijlani,an accused in the murder case of builder S K Lohariya,might try to approach the Supreme Court for anticipatory bail,a team of Mumbai Police Crime Branch officers is in Delhi.
To ensure accountability in the quality and maintenance of newly built roads,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now levy double penalty on contractors who fail to repair potholes on roads that are under the defect liability period (DLP).
The civic body might have been claiming that its new pothole tracking software has improved the condition of city roads this monsoon but the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Samanvay Samiti cites the presence of over 2,300 potholes.