In June last year, the BMC had made it mandatory for all housing societies and hotels that produce over 100 kg of waste daily or have an area of or above 20,000 square metre to start segregating garbage and compost wet waste from October 2.
Following flooding, series of building collapses and fire in the city, the disaster management cell has stressed on the need to conduct workshops on disaster management for students and teachers,” said Mahesh Narvekar, director, disaster management cell.
In August 2017, a bench headed by Justice Bhushan Gavai had passed a judgment on a plea filed by Patil seeking directions to the government to impose conditions on mandals organising Dahi Handis across the state.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.