Laxman Singh

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BMC tears down ‘unsafe’ Marine Lines foot overbridge, 9 more on list

The dismantling of the north side bridge started Wednesday night and finished on Thursday morning.

Mumbai: Bridge in Vikhroli East, set for demolition, still being used

Going over a drain, it is the only connection between Matru Chhaya chawl in Panther Nagar and Kannamvar Nagar, which connects to the city.

Mumbai: Re-audit of 223 bridges to delay repair work

Process of appointing contractors held off

BMC spends Rs 65 lakh in 20 days for mayor’s new home

Officials said around Rs 22 lakh was spent on renovation, repainting and repair of the bungalow. While Rs 10 lakh was spent on electrical fitments inside the bungalow, Rs 33.46 lakh was spent on beautification and development of the garden.

Mumbai bridge collapse: Inspection authority to come up in a month

Activists, however, questioned the need for setting up the bridge inspection authority. Terming it as a “sham”, many alleged that BMC comes up with a new committee or authority after every big incident.

Mumbai: ‘Painting, double tiling without repair of FOB could have led to the collapse’

In 2016, under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the BMC had carried out tiling and painting work for the beautification on the FOB, without any repair works.

Mumbai: 11 ‘dangerous’ bridges yet to be demolished

Two-foot overbridges near Marine Lines may need immediate razing.

Mumbai foot overbridge collapse: For pedestrians, civic body to remove dividers below bridge

Meanwhile, the BMC is taking help of structural auditors to check whether the remaining structure of the bridge needs to be removed completely.

Mumbai bridge collapse: Six months ago, audit report declared FOB ‘fit to use’

Mumbai CST foot overbridge collapse: The tragedy has led to questions being raised over the quality of the survey exercise itself.

Staff deployed on poll duty during 2017 BMC elections yet to get remuneration

According to a BMC source, 4,300 employees from the BMC and some from the state government were deployed on duty during the civic polls two years ago.

Promises not kept, say fishermen, residents: Coastal road project could hit Sena march in Mumbai South

Last month, during a meeting between a citizens’ group and BMC officials, Congress leader and former MP Milind Deora and BJP MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha had supported the concerns of the local residents.

Mumbai heritage panel says no to proposed flag poles, cites norms and safety concerns

After giving in-principle approval for installing two giant flag poles at the Gateway of India and near Cooperage Garden at Churchgate, the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) has decided not to grant permissions for erecting the flag poles.

BMC rejects proposal seeking nod for disqualification of Sena leader

On March 1, a proposal of seeking the House’s permission for moving an application in the small causes court for disqualification of Satamkar was rejected with the Sena and BJP coming together.

BMC plans new policy for water meters Upgraded electromagnetic, ultrasonic water meters to replace existing ones

Official sources, however, told The Indian Express that the main focus of the proposed scheme will be to cover housing societies, commercial and industrial establishments.

After probe, BMC recommends: Blacklist one firm, debar four others from contracts

In December 2018, BMC-runs hospitals were hit by sudden shortage of medicines. According to the report, most hospitals had used up their two-year stock in one year.

Now Napean Sea Road fishermen complain: ‘Coastal Road robbing our livelihood’

Fishermen alleged that in the last two months the reclamation process had initially eaten into the area where they used to park their boats and then the way was blocked by debris. The work on the Coastal Road was started in November 2018.

Code may kick in, corporators to skip BMC Budget discussion

According to officials, the Budget for the year 2019-20 will be passed on Saturday, during which only group leaders from the political parties will speak.

Mumbai: 10 tainted civic officers find place in BMC’s promotion list

According to a source, of these ten officials, three were accused of malpractices in the e-tendering scam, two were involved in the road scam and the rest were proven guilty in other corruption cases.

Mumbai: Contractors to be held responsible for mishaps caused by falling of trees

Civic body says clause will ensure trees are properly trimmed and dangerous ones removed.

Hardlook: Mumbai’s woefully inadequate sewage treatment plants need to be upgraded immediately

Over the last 10 years, implementation of the Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project-II has virtually come to a standstill. Amid this, the NGT has stayed an MoEF notification on norms for STPs, which is likely to further delay BMC’s plan to modernise these plants.