Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is trying to revive its caretaker policy for management and maintenance of open spaces,the state government has asked the civic body to ensure the first priority or right of refusal is given to local citizens.
Rising costs of labour and raw materials may take the sheen out of Ganeshotsav this year. While several mandal organisers claim that they are forced to shell out more money to set up Ganesh mandals this year...
With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) set to implement the new property tax system,the civic bodys assessment and collection department has been given a deadline to clear pending tax settlements.
The Tax Assessment & Collection department of BMC will employ private courier services and not the India Post as usual to deliver bills,which would translate into an estimated loss of Rs 78 lakh for the postal department.
Nearly Rs 70 crore has been spent on purchasing and maintaining them and they havent been used even once this monsoon. Three jet-patching machines,hyped as the quick-fix to the citys rainy-season pothole problem,are the BMCs costly and idle indulgence.