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Laxman Singh


Mumbai civic body to use Rs 2.31 crore from contingency fund for wildlife event in Jaipur
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

The civic body will spend a total of Rs 7.31 crore for the eight-day programme to be organised by US-based WILD Foundation. Of the total expenditure, the civic body will utilise Rs 2.31 crore from its contingency fund.

Current policy to expire in March 2021: BMC’s pay-and-park policy to pinch areas with high ready reckoner rates
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Under the policy, being prepared by civic officials, experts and town planners under the Mumbai Parking Authority (MPA), charges are likely to be calculated on the basis of property rates or traffic congestion of an area, sources said.

Maharashtra govt claims dedicated lanes for food trucks will operate from Jan 27, BMC says unlikely
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

The officials maintained that in an earlier meeting chaired by Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, several malls and gated premises had shown interest in operating 24 hours.

Mumbai is the real Maximum City, takes first step to stay open 24×7
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

As of now, standalone establishments will not be part of the push, which will cover restaurants inside malls that do not serve alcohol. Food trucks will also be allowed to operate through the night at prominent locations like Nariman Point.

Mumbai: 840 trees to be felled, transplanted for BMC’s new super-specialty hospital
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

According to BMC officials, 842 trees will be affected by the construction, of which 149 will be chopped and 693 will be transplanted.

Sena proposes 21-day gap between two Tree Authority meetings
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Jadhav has sought changes in the amendment Act and proposed that the gap between two meetings of committee should be increased by six days.

Mumbai: After BMC’s initial crackdown on violators, illegal parking back
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

In July, the civic body had introduced first-of-its-kind parking norms, under which a person could be fined up to Rs 23,250 for parking a vehicle in an area designated as a no-parking zone.

BMC’s solution to potholes: Spot one and win a prize if repairs take more than 24 hours
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

The conditions were that any reported pothole had to be 3 inches deep and at least 1 foot wide on a BMC constructed road.

BMC to identify blind spots on roads for motorists
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Officials said that in a meeting last month, Tambe had expressed concern that non-implementation of rules on planting trees by the roadside results in blind spots, leading to accidents.

Mumbai: Risk of city being submerged by 2050, petition demands ‘rethink major infra projects along coast’
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

Last week, a news report in the New York Times, based on Climate Central research, stated that climate change will put three times more people at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 than previously thought.

BMC floats tender to appoint consultant to boost falling revenue
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

According to the tender document, the BMC will share the list of assets along with details like floor space index (FSI), area, proposed and current use, market value with the shortlisted consultant.

Mumbai: 3 bridges, 2 foot over bridges to be razed, rebuilt in western suburbs
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

The demolition and reconstruction of dilapidated bridges was also delayed after the civic body failed to get a response from contractors. In July, the BMC had floated tenders for 10 dilapidated bridges but by September it found contractors only for seven.

BMC to beautify areas around five Mumbai forts
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

There are five forts — Worli, Sewree, Dharavi, Mahim and Sion — within the city limits. They fall under the jurisdiction of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums.

Mumbai: Missing from speeches — pothole-free roads
Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Citizen activist and member of F-North Citizens Federation, Nikhil Desai, recalled that in the 2014 elections, there were hoardings promising good roads, but this year, there has been zero discussion on this issue.

Vikhroli slum’s 37-year journey: From Garibi Hatav Nagar to Garib Nagar
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

According to the residents, elections held at regular intervals have brought no change in their lives, except a change in the name that rubs in their situation even more.

Maha polls: No BJP-Sena support, 7-term Wadala legislator banks on personal rapport with voters
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Kolambkar (69), who was initially with Sena, won on a Congress ticket in the last two elections — one of the few to buck the Modi wave of 2014. This time, he crossed over to the BJP just before the Assembly elections, and to the shock of the Sena, was handed the ticket.

Maharashtra elections: BJP-Sena eye Dharavi, Congress bastion that withstood ‘Modi wave’ in 2014
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

In 2014, when the ‘Modi wave’ struck and many big names from the Congress-NCP alliance failed to retain their assembly seats, Dharavi was one of the five constituencies in Mumbai in which the Congress could not be unseated.

Mumbai: Redevelopment not an issue this poll season in Dharavi
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Slum dwellers and small-scale traders feel cheated as nothing has changed since 2004 when the first revamp of Dharavi was planned. Some say that now redevelopment is not even a election issue.

Maharashtra polls: BJP, Cong woo north Indian voters as 36 lakh migrants likely to be key in Mumbai
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

On October 21, the 36 lakh migrants from the Hindi heartland — who constitute nearly a third of Mumbai's population — will once again play a crucial role in deciding the fate of several candidates in Mumbai, especially at Kalina, Chandivali, Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar constituencies.

Aarey: Activists seek permission to visit car shed site to verify MMRCL claim on felling trees
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

In its statement on Monday, MMRCL had said that they have already felled 2,141 trees and now only 44 trees remain to be cut. ‘Save Aarey’ campaigners said it was being done to mislead citizens that there is no point in protesting anymore.