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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.

Mumbai: Home buyers protest against Mehul Choksi for failure to hand over flats
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

The protesters, among whom 75 are still awaiting the possession of their flats, said they have approached the state Real Estate Regulatory Authority seeking action against Choksi.

Maharashtra plastic ban: Starbucks, McDonald’s pay fine of Rs 5,000
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

So far, the BMC has collected around 145 metric tonnes of plastic waste through bins and door-to-door collections with the help of its toll free number.

Mumbai: Churchgate residents say receiving muddy water supply
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Alleging that the problem started when the Metro 3 construction work began, the residents have written to the BMC stating that it must act.

Panel rejects Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation proposal to reduce fine on plastic ban
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

As per the proposal, while the minimum fine amount fixed for hawkers, vendors and citizens was Rs 200 to Rs 10,000, for grocery stores, milk, fruit and coffee sellers, the amount was between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 for hotels and malls.

Water supply and sewerage charges go up from today in Mumbai
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

According to the the present tariff, rates applicable to domestic users, such as slum-dwellers, are Rs 3.49 per 1,000 litres. For housing societies and residential buildings, the tariff is Rs 4.66 per 1,000 litres

BMC committee rejects proposal on privatisation, re-starting 35 schools
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The proposal was rejected over the criteria set for private organisations to run the schools. One of these was that the annual turnover of the organisation must be around Rs 5 crores.

RTI reply: Fires claimed 293 lives in Mumbai, injured 900 in last six years
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

In a reply to a query under the Right to Information Act filed by NGO Adhikar Foundation, the MFB has revealed that between 2012-13 and 2017-18, more than 4,000 fire incidents have been reported in the city every year, on an average.

Mumbai rains: Why Hindmata junction in Dadar is a chronic waterlogging spot
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Hindmata junction — the saucer-shaped, low-lying area between Dadar TT and Parel — was under 1.5 feet water on Saturday even as other flood-prone spots in the city were better off. The area was, however, not among the places that received maximum rainfall on Saturday. According to India Meteorological Department data, Malad (West) received the […]

Heavy rain cripples Mumbai, 13-year-old girl, three others dead
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

When contacted, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta said working of nullah cleaning and work restricting waterlogging is partly pending in a few places, especially at Hindmata area, which led to waterlogging at that spot

Monsoon in Mumbai: Roads waterlogged, four rain-related deaths
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster control room said waterlogging was reported at 11 spots across the city. Around 3,000 personnel have been pressed into service to look into rain-related problems.

After losing home and loved ones, survivors of Ghatkopar cave-in fear losing plot to road
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Seventeen lives were lost when the Siddhi Sai building in Ghatkopar came crashing down last monsoon. As the city readies itself for this year’s rain, survivors of last year’s tragedy are anxious.

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