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.
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.
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.
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.
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.