Along with manicured gardens, playing arenas, jogging and cycling tracks, the 57,000-sq m Bhakti Park, located in the city's industrial ward Chembur/Wadala, hides a nascent forest of nearly 1,100 native plants that were planted a year ago on 230 sq m of area.
The mangrove cell said the reduction in sparse mangrove cover depicted a big conversion of sparse to dense mangrove. "Total increase in mangrove forest is found to be 48.79 sq km for all districts," read the report.
An updated e-vehicles policy will be launched this year, which will include incentives and create infrastructure for private and public vehicles to make the transition to e-vehicles, said MPCB chairman Sudhir Srivastava in the town hall.
Vidya Athreya, a wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society with nearly two decades of experience, in an interview with Sanjana Bhalerao shares details of her new radio-collaring project in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and the challenges in leopard conservation.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has instructed all wards to improve 'testing, tracing and treatment'. Between Friday and Saturday, BMC traced 7,099 high-risk contacts of Covid-19 patients. Most are under home isolation.
BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, in a tweet, alleged there has been an unfair distribution of development funds and Jadhav bagged a lion’s share of the funds. He further mocked, “Is BMC, Jadhav’s private limited company?”
Within a week, the total active cases in Dharavi have risen by 32, with its total active case tally at 51 as of Friday. According to the BMC, the locality has reported 4,041 cases since the inception of the Covid-19 outbreak.
This concept lays stress on the creation and use of permeable surfaces and green infrastructures. It aims to reduce the intensity of rainwater run-off by enhancing and distributing absorption capacities more evenly across targeted areas in the city.
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.
As the city gears up for civic polls next year, the Shiv Sena-led BMC made infrastructure projects a top priority by earmarking Rs 18750.99 crore, with an ambitious 28 per cent increase in capital expenditure.
For the financial year of 2020-21 the BMC is staring at a shortfall of nearly Rs 11,000 crore, after failing to generate only Rs 11,616 crore as income from taxes, fees and premiums as against the revenue target of Rs 28,448 crore.