Barring the cost of dousing the fire that broke out at the ground last year, the BMC will demand a compensation of over Rs 700 crore for the loss of income caused by the Bombay High Court’s ban on new constructions.
Collectorate officials said while all other gymkhanas have prior lease agreements and have been paying a certain amount as rent every year, the Police Gymkhana was the only one which has not paid any rent to the collector since its inception.
Based on an analysis of the August 29 floods in the city, officials at the Storm Water Drains (SWD) Department had sent a list of 29 proposals to the Railways pertaining to culverts that needed to be either widened or cleaned.
Other developers like Sai Estates have come up with a variety of offers for their projects in Kandivali and Chembur. For instance, if buyers purchase three flats (of any size) in their project in Kandivali, one flat would be given free of cost
“The Central government has given its approval and the Deonar project is the only one to be selected from across the country. The project now has the endorsement of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan," said Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Mukherjee
Civic officials from the Development Plan department said that around three months ago, the administration decided to set up an institute in the city for staff members of other urban local bodies where classes will be held on various aspects of a municipal corporation.
Poor condition of the city roads came under the scanner after findings of the Rs 2,000 crore roads scam probe pointed at anomalies that had led to blacklisting of several contractors and a departmental inquiry against engineers from the Roads Department.
“In our complaint to the RERA, we have demanded that the builders give us compensation because of the delay and draft registration agreements with all of us. We are also planning to approach the Bombay High Court for the same,” a buyer said.
Elphinstone Road station stampede: "I and a few others dragged some bodies out. A lot of people were banging on the tin sheets so we borrowed a hammer from the building residents and tore open the sheet. When we removed the sheet, we found people’s heads were stuck under the railing and others were stepping on them."
“This is one of the biggest interceptions of gold in India in the recent past. We usually do not see this quantity of gold coming in at one time. The matter is under investigation now,” said a senior customs official.