“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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
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.