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Mumbai: PCOs of physically challenged to be razed, will get shops
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

The move has been approved by Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta and the Town Vending Committee (TVC), which handles hawkers’ registration, issuance of licences and demarcation of hawking zones in the city.

BEST completes 71 years: ‘Recover Rs 222-cr loss due to faulty ticketing machines from supplier firm’
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

The BMC’s municipal chief auditor, after reviewing BEST’s contract with the company, has said in a report that as per the contract, the company has to pay Rs 500 per day for each faulty machine. The report added that the machines did not work on at least 662 days since the contract was awarded.

383 of 934 public toilets hazardous: BMC audit
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

The BMC had undertaken a structural audit of all public toilets in January. However, following the deaths of two persons in a public toilet collapse at Bhandup in April, the civic body had undertaken a re-audit of all toilets under it in the 24 wards of Mumbai.

Registration drive: BMC demands domicile certificates, hawkers cry foul
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

“Thousands of hawkers are affected due to the criteria of submitting domicile. Many who fail to submit it will resort of illegal hawking. BMC officials need to look into the matter,” said Dayashankar Singh, president of Azad hawkers union.

Mumbai: Only eight BMC corporators record 100% attendance in general body meetings
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

As many as 11 corporators have recorded lowest attendance between 25 per cent and 45 per cent. Attendance recorded by the remaining corporators is between 65 per cent and 85 per cent.

Enrolment in BMC-run Urdu, Hindi medium schools goes up
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Apart from starting various schemes, the BMC has also upgraded schools to offer classes up to Class V and Class VIII.

Fix potholes by Aug 15: Ganesh mandals to BMC
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

The Samiti has asked all 10,800 mandals to inspect potholes in their areas and submit a report to them or to the nearest municipal ward office by Wednesday.

Fire safety: Panel to inspect highrises yet to be constituted
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had approved the proposal to form an independent highrise cell to inspect highrises, ensure they comply with fire safety norms and maintain fire fighting equipment.

Mumbai: Ganesh mandals say levy of GST, thermocol ban increasing cost
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Not only have Ganesh idols become more expensive, mandals will also have to pay a higher tax to hire decorators. Due to GST, the cost of idols has surged by 18 per cent to 20 percent this year.

BMC to pull down 150-yr-old P D’Mello Road FOB: Audit report says it’s ‘dilapidated, needs immediate repairs’
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The 150-year-old FOB was declared dangerous last year, but could not be demolished until its ownership was ascertained. The civic body’s B-ward (Sandhurst Road, Mohammad Ali Road, Dongri and Nagpada) will demolish the FOB.

NGO starts two ‘Safai banks’ in Mumbai to deposit multi-laminated packages waste
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

MLPs are those that are used in the fast-moving consumer goods industry — most commonly in packets of biscuits, tea powder, chips and snacks, chocolate wrappers and tetra packs among others.

Mumbai: Process to get licence for pet dogs goes online
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

The BMC on Friday organised zoonotic diseases awareness camps at Prabhadevi and Deonar municipal colony in association with the welfare of stray dogs (WSD).

Mumbai: Firemen pose as reporters to convince man atop TV tower to come down
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

“He kept demanding that the media be called. He kept threatening that he would jump. We tried to convince him but each time he would threaten to jump," said Devendra Shivaji Patil — assistant divisional fire official.

Started in 2016, structural audit of 274 bridges yet to be completed
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

In all, 137 bridges are located in the western suburbs, 77 in the island city and 60 others in the eastern suburbs. Of these, 115 are over rivers or nullahs, 40 are rail overbridges, 12 are flyovers and 44 are foot overbridges.

Thirteen-km-stretch of Lal Bahadur Shastri Road to be widened, redesigned
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

To ensure smoother movement of traffic, the existing carriageways will be redesigned, with every lane having a fixed width of 3.5 metres.

Fire incidents highlighted after Kamala Mills tragedy; numbers have fallen in three years
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

At the helm of Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB), Mumbai Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Prabhat Rahangdale tells Dipti Singh that residents need to shoulder the responsibility of fire safety compliance as much as administration and firefighters.

‘Most people know of harmful effects of plastic, but being environment-friendly is only for social media’
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Maharashtra plastic ban: Along with allegations of ‘wrongly’ penalising people, this team of BMC's vigilance squad is also facing public’s ire due to confusion over what’s banned and what’s not.

Mumbai: Two months after repair, Santacruz road full of potholes
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

The BMC, with an annual budget of Rs 27,000 crore, last year spent Rs 70 lakh to procure 38 tonnes of pothole-filling mixture from companies in Austria and Israel. This was used on potholed roads that were repaired even during the monsoon.

Maharashtra plastic ban: Rs 2.95 lakh collected in fines as BMC raids 8,061 commercial establishments
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

The civic body started enforcing provisions of the ban from Saturday, with action taken against 11 establishments. The crackdown continued on Sunday, with 25 teams of officers combing Chembur. However, the overall ward-wise action started on Monday.

Maharashtra plastic ban: No suitable alternative for traders at BMC exhibition
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Most complained about the alternatives on offer being too expensive or difficult to procure in comparison to plastic bags and containers.

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