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After receiving public flak for spending BMC money on the funeral of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray,the party deposited a cheque for Rs 5 lakh with the civic body Thursday.

Sena pays BMC for Thackeray funeral

After receiving public flak for spending BMC money on the funeral of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray,the party deposited a cheque for Rs 5 lakh with the civic body Thursday. “We received a cheque for Rs 5 lakh from Sena today,” said additional municipal commissioner Rajeev Jalota. Chairman Rahul Shewale said the G-North ward proposal for post-facto approval for the spend had been deleted from standing committee agenda.

Uddhav hopes for Vaitarna water this yr

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said after a visit to Vaitarna Thursday Mumbaikars would receive water from the newly constructed Middle Vaitarna dam this year. PWD is expected to complete construction of a bridge over the dam,which has delayed water supply,by June 23. A senior civic official,however,said: “It is likely to take two months to complete the bridge.”

Milan Subway ROB opens today

CM Prithviraj Chavan will open Friday evening the 700-metre Milan Subway rail over-bridge (ROB) connecting SV Road and Western Express Highway. The bridge,under construction for more than four years,has missed several deadlines due to delay in rehabilitating the project-affected and getting a clearance from Western Railway.