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Laxman Singh


BMC ward delimitation: Congress fears will hurt its chances, sees Sena hand
Fri, May 20, 2022

Nana Patole threatens to approach court, says parties have restructured corporation as per convenience.

Mumbai Dug Up: Delay in construction of Delisle Bridge, a daily headache for commuters & locals
Fri, May 20, 2022

New bridge that was to be completed by 2022 has not yet become operational

This monsoon, BMC to install sensor-equipped flood gauges to measure waterlogging levels
Thu, May 19, 2022

According to officials from the BMC, there is no mechanism at present to understand the level of floods in Mumbai.

This monsoon, BMC to install sensor-equipped flood gauges to measure waterlogging levels
Wed, May 18, 2022

According to officials from the BMC, there is no mechanism at present to understand the level of floods in Mumbai.

Mumbai: BMC trims more than 49,000 trees as part of pre-monsoon work
Wed, May 18, 2022

The civic body has also said that it issued notices to 8,506 government and private premises for tree trimming in their areas.

BMC plans bridge & underpass between Nehru Science Centre, Planetarium
Tue, May 17, 2022

The proposed bridge will come up over the nullah abutting Nehru Science Center from Dr E Moses Road to Dr Annie Besant Road.

‘New wards will benefit Sena’: Congress ‘upset’ with ally partner over revised boundaries
Mon, May 16, 2022

A senior leader from the Congress said that after studying the revised ward boundaries that was published on May 13, the party has found that the Sena has changed the boundaries in a way that will give advantage to its leaders in about 45 wards.

Coastal road project: BMC refuses to shift open spaces towards sea
Sat, May 14, 2022

In a written reply to architects and urban designers this week, the BMC’s Coastal Road department said that more than 50 per cent of the project’s physical progress has been achieved according to the present alignment

BMC plans to allow advertisement boards in public toilets, policy soon
Thu, May 12, 2022

Earlier, the BMC had planned to construct around 22,500 public toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission. It had allocated Rs 300 crore for the project and set a deadline of 2021 end. However, the work is yet to finish.

Mumbai: Developer claims land theirs, Jogeshwari pumping station hits roadblock
Mon, May 09, 2022

In July 2021, the BMC Standing Committee had cleared a proposal of awarding a contract of Rs 393 crore to a joint venture of Michigan Engineers Private Limited and Mahalasa Construction Private Limited.

After CBI and ED, Maharashtra’s political battles now via civic body
Sat, May 07, 2022

The latest instance of the BMC apparently wading into a political controversy is a house inspection notice issued to lawmaker-couple Navneet and Ravi Rana — Navneet is the MP from Amravati while Ravi is the MLA from Badnera — on Monday for their flat in Mumbai's Khar West area.

After CBI and ED, Maharashtra political battles now via BMC
Fri, May 06, 2022

Govt critics at the receiving end of corporation's actions, call it 'political vendetta'

BJP, Congress question increase in project cost, Chahal denies any wrongdoing
Fri, May 06, 2022

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had permitted the BMC to award contracts to lowest bidders for seven sewage treatment plants (STPs).

SC permits BMC to award contracts for STP upgrade project
Thu, May 05, 2022

On Wednesday, the apex court, while expressing satisfaction over the progress in the project, directed the civic body to award tenders to eligible lowest bidders before May 31. The project has been delayed for more than a decade.

SC directs BMC to award contracts for STP upgradation project
Wed, May 04, 2022

The new STPs will be able to make tertiary level treatment of 50 per cent sewage (that can be used for potable purpose) collected in sewerage network.

Explained: Mumbai’s sewage disposal project, and why it’s important for the city
Wed, May 04, 2022

What is the sewage disposal project, and why is it important for the city? Why has it been delayed repeatedly since it was first planned in 2002?

Sewage treatment plant project: BMC finalises contractors
Tue, May 03, 2022

In February, the civic body had scrapped the tenders following a controversy over the high bidding price from the contractors and the Opposition's allegation of cartelisation. Contractors had quoted 30% to 70% above the BMC estimates of six STPs. It was the fourth time in the last few years when the tender for MSDP-II had to be cancelled.

Mumbai: In pedestrian-friendly push, BMC to boost last-mile connectivity
Mon, May 02, 2022

Minister Aaditya Thackeray said that following global road safety practices, the civic body is planning roads that will allow citizens to walk from the nearest transit stations to their homes.

Mumbai: Committee to decide on capacity of second waste-to-energy plant at Deonar dumping ground
Sun, May 01, 2022

The work on the first waste-to-energy plant coming up at Deonar, which was approved last December, is yet to see the light of day as the project is awaiting consent order from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

Flooding a man-made disaster, planning can avert it, says BMC ex-commissioner
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The recently unveiled Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) has warned that Mumbai which has geographically challenging terrain will face extreme rainfalls and floodings.

People in landslide-prone areas to be trained in disaster management
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Last year, in two separate incidents of landslides at Vikhroli and Chembur, 29 people lost their lives and several others were injured. This year, the corporation said that 72 locations fall under a highly vulnerable category.

Mumbai needs single planning authority for long-term development: Aaditya Thackeray
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

Considering increase in extreme weather events like heavy rainfall and flooding faced by the city, the development of Mumbai should be planned for the next 50 years, Aditya Thackeray added.

‘Building walls along rivers will turn them into nullahs’
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Rajendra Singh was in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) a few weeks back to spearhead the ‘Virasat Yatra for Eco-Restoration of Water Bodies’ following which he met the state environment minister and officials and offered suggestions on the condition of water bodies that are facing challenges such as pollution and encroachment.

Arrested leader ‘popular’ party worker, says BJP
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

On Thursday, speaking about Matne's arrest, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis accused the Maharashtra police of “targeting Hindus”.

Newsmaker | Kashmir Files to flag row, BJP leader held for Maharashtra violence makes noise
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Police said that after Mathane and his group hoisted saffron flags at Dulha Gate in the city, members of another group allegedly removed the flags, triggering the clash