Sharvari Patwa

Articles By Sharvari Patwa

BMC security staff train like paramilitary, Army soldiers

The NDRF module will help train the guards for search, rescue and evacuation of victims during floods and building collapses.

No parks and no recreation

The controversial caretaker and adoption policy to allow handover and maintenance of public open spaces to private trusts was stayed in 2007 by the then Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

6K staffers on poll duty, BMC depts struggle

The property tax department under BMC has admitted that it would be unable to garner the target of Rs 4,400 crore.

Pali Hill society row: Dy registrar summons Aamir, complainants

The family in the complaint had said the society’s managing committee was pushing Khan’s proposal.

BMC plans to supply water to illegal slums

The BMC suffers losses worth an average of Rs 400 crore annually due to water theft and illegal connections.

Swimming against the tide

The current water tariff in Mumbai is unsustainable, says Sharvari Patwa.

Bhendi Bazaar project has no plan for fire station, BMC raises a stink

Asks trust handling the redevelopment project to make room for tackling fire in highrises.

Tepid response for water supply improvement project

Only two firms,Vonia Water India Private Ltd and Europe-based Suez Environment Pvt Ltd,have bid for the project so far.

Law no bar for lawmakers

From abusing a traffic cop or beating up a civic engineer,they were clearly on the rampage

City may soon have hawkers on their best behaviour

The BMC has suggested uniforms with logos and training programmes for street vendors

Civic chief asks BMC,fire dept to adhere to SC order on open spaces

Builders’ body plans to file review petition in apex court

Western suburbs top BMC’s list of ‘illegal’ towers

Currently,there is lack of clarity as to which guidelines will be finally implemented.

U-turn: BMC might charge you for its WiFi service

The proposal to provide WiFi coverage,which was among the promises made by Shiv Sena in the run-up to the civic elections last year,was now in its final stage.

‘Injuries could have been avoided if firemen had worn new uniform’

Senior fire officials said the new uniforms are of international standard and used in Dubai,which experiences weather similar to Mumbai’s.

Open space order will affect most projects in city,says civic chief

A day after Supreme Court ruling,Sitaram Kunte says he has stopped clearing files.

SC open space order will affect most projects in city: Mumbai civic chief

Redevelopment projects account for at least 60 per cent of building projects in the city.

SC says builders must stick to norms on open recreational space

Court had observed that the recreational space available at the ground level was reduced to a mere 7.7 per cent of the area.

‘Large amount of inflammable matter was stored in flat where fire broke out’

The BMC is probing whether the flat owner had the permission to carry out renovation work.

DP proposes major development in areas near mass transit corridors

This is in stark contrast to its previous DP of 1991,in which it had restricted development on either side.

Residents claim toll higher than reported,but bodies not recovered

The fire took place in the heart of the dense slum network at Backbay around 10.30 am after a gas cylinder blast.