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Friday, February 26, 2021

Laxman Singh


Veravali-Powai-Ghatkopar water supply tunnel: BMC to bring new TBM to complete project
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

According to BMC officials, after a series of meetings with experts from IIT-Mumbai and civic engineers, it has been decided to appoint a new contractor who will bring in a new TBM to complete the remaining tunneling works

Explained: The key features of Mumbai’s undersea tunnel, the first in India
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Mumbai undersea tunnel: A look at its key features, how it is being constructed, and how it compares to other undersea tunnels across the world.

BMC draws up norms for regular cleaning of underground, overhead water storage tanks
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

According to guidelines, these water tanks have to be cleaned twice a year.

The Road by the Sea
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Deep under the city, work is on on an ambitious infrastructure project that is set to change the face of the Mumbai coast — a 10-km stretch of the Coastal Road, which, with its undersea tunnel and road built on reclaimed land, is expected to help cut down on travel time in one of the most congested cities in the world.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation documenting Covid experience to prepare for future
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

The book also emphasises that the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which was enacted to tackle the bubonic plague in Mumbai, played a crucial role in tackling the crisis.

Deep under the city, giant machine builds Mumbai’s Coastal Road
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Mavala, India’s biggest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), has been at work 20 metres – the height of a 5-storey building – under Priyadarshini Park at Nepean Sea Road for nearly a month.

BMC to buy 37 machines to clean sewer lines, eliminate manual scavenging
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

According to the BMC, there are 3.5 lakh manholes across Mumbai. Although manual scavenging is banned, human involvement is required in some manholes that are inaccessible to machines.

Mumbai: BMC to erect boundary wall near Thane creek to prevent discharge of leachate from Deonar
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

In 2018, National Green Tribunal (NGT) slapped a Rs 5-crore fine on the BMC for improper handling of waste, including failure in separating leachate at Deonar dumping ground.

BMC to spend Rs 132 crore over 2 years to desilt Mithi River, nullahs across city
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

These proposals will be tabled in the Standing Committee for final approval and the civic body hopes to start the desilting work by mid-February.

Security guard held for sexual assault of two minor girls
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

“On the evening of January 25, when he saw the two girls playing, he approached them and took them to a secluded location in the building. He then started to touch them inappropriately,” the officer added.

BMC wants to be Mumbai’s sole planning authority
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

While BMC has claimed that the decline in revenues was due to decisions taken to combat the pandemic and provide relief to the affected sectors, it has also hinted that government agencies, like the Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA), are eating into its revenue stream.

Revenue loss concern: BMC seeks single planning authority role for Mumbai
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

The BMC has proposed to raise Rs 5,876 crore through internal loans from its various departments to meet the fund requirements for development works.

Footfall of 26 L till evening, no physical distancing, crowded ticket counters
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

The local trains in Mumbai saw a footfall of 26 lakh passengers until 6 pm on Monday – up from 17 lakh on January 29.

Preserving biodiversity: Panel to seek environment report from developers
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Mumbai’s biodiversity panel -- that got its final approval on December 1 in the BMC general body meeting -- in its first meeting discussed various issues like preventive measures for pollution of rivers, sea and to protect water bodies in the city.

Mystery of the missing ‘Spark’ as Thackeray gets statue in Mumbai
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

As a Bal Thackeray statue, the first of the late political leader in Mumbai, comes up on the island on Saturday, it has suddenly come to notice that 'Spark' has gone missing again — and may have been missing for months now.

Mumbai: Panel plans to declare areas around water bodies eco-sensitive zones
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

According to civic officials, the committee will collect data of the exact number of water bodies in the city and a conservation plan will be prepared. Several lakes in the city are facing pollution and threat to aquatic life since years as sewage water and waste are directly dumped into them.

Splitting it up
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Demands seeking the re-organisation of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation under two municipal commissioners to run the country’s richest but unwieldy civic body find increasing resonance as it heads to polls next year.

Uddhav Thackeray launches ‘revolutionary’ drive, cautions ‘can’t afford to let guard down’
Sun, Jan 17, 2021

Inaugurating the vaccination programme at the jumbo Coivd-19 Centre at the Bandra Kurla Complex, Thackeray recalled the days when the centre was filled with patients, and praised the efforts of frontline doctors, nurses and other frontline staff.

BMC to set up 5 new stations to monitor air quality
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

These stations are being set up under the Centre’s National Clean Air Program, which was launched by the Union Environment Ministry in 2019. The programme aims to reduce the pollution levels across the country to less than 20% in the next five years.

Shiv Sena not concerned about middle class and poor; fooled people of Mumbai: Ravi Raja
Mon, Jan 04, 2021

Opposition leader in BMC and Congress corporator Ravi Raja, who has been training his guns against Sena, which rules the civic body, speaks to The Indian Express about a range of issues.

BMC staff unhappy over removal of special grant
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

To cater to these workers, the BMC had decided to offer a daily special grant of Rs 300 to their staff to boost their morale and help them deal with issues concerning food and transportation.

BMC’s special grant removal leaves staff unhappy
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

An additional daily allowance of Rs 300 which was given to its frontline workers during lockdown has been discontinued as services resumed.

BMC to remodel old drains, widen existing ones
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

A senior official from BMC's storm water drain department said that the contractor that will be appointed will remodel old drains, convert old arch and dhapa drains into new pipe drains.

Mumbai to get 1st biodiversity management panel
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

On December 1, during the General Body meeting, Mayor Kishori Pednekar gave the formal approval to the constitution of the committee and announced names of five environmentalist and experts who will be among the 23 members.

BMC wants night curfew in Mumbai, govt says decision after Christmas
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

qbal Singh Chahal's move came after the BMC, along with the police, raided some night clubs last week. The clubs were found operating at full capacity till late night violating social distancing norms.