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After minister lesson,a pothole count: ‘all but 219 fixed’
Fri, Jul 30, 2010

A day after Jayant Patil,Guardian Minister for the island city,took senior civic officials on a bumpy ride along Marine Drive,the BMC said the city has only 219 potholes still to be repaired...

Property tax bills not yet sent,BMC stares at crisis
Tue, Jul 27, 2010

Unlesss it can despatch its property tax bills soon,the BMC could face a funds crunch,for property tax collections are down by as much as 68 per cent compared to this time last year — Rs 124.04 crore, after Rs 399 crore as on July 25,2009.

Dirt wave
Mon, Jul 26, 2010

The beaches in the island city may be the favourite hangout spots for Mumbaiites but one cannot expect clean waves lashing the shore or children playing with sand castles anymore.

Finally,BMC to renew licences of octroi agents
Thu, Jul 22, 2010

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will renew licences of all its 407 octroi agents. The licences of these agents had expired in March 2006.

Litterbugs paid BMC nearly Rs 9 lakh in a month
Thu, Jul 22, 2010

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation earned Rs 8.83 lakh in May this year in the form of fines collected from people caught littering,spitting and urininating at public places...

Fire brigade wants more plots for its stations
Tue, Jul 20, 2010

The Mumbai Fire Brigade has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to allot it more reserved plots to construct fire stations under the new Development Planning regulations being formulated.

Washed out
Mon, Jul 19, 2010

The once buzzing 150-year-old Ganjawala Dhobighaat at Malabar Hills now stands in a dilapidated state near the coastline with little hope of a renewed life.

To keep waste management bodies on toes,civic body tightens rules
Tue, Jul 13, 2010

To breathe life into inactive Advanced Locality Management bodies,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has tightened rules defining their functioning.

To control mosquitoes,BMC to fumigate construction sites,charge builders for the job
Mon, Jul 12, 2010

After a poor response from builders to its suggestion to fumigate construction sites,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided carry out fogging operations at construction sites and charge builders for the same.

Malaria vector collectors at work
Mon, Jul 12, 2010

Climbing poles,wading through dirty water and combing every nook and corner of the city has become routine for this 50-year-old insect collector.

800 to 834 in 2 months,vacant posts keep rising in key BMC dept
Mon, Jul 05, 2010

The number of vacant posts in the BMC’s assessment and collection department has risen from 800 in April to 834 now.

Have enough work already,spare us from poll duties: BMC departments
Thu, Jul 01, 2010

Various Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation departments have requested the authorities to spare their staff from duty to update electoral rolls.

BMC seeks rlys’ help to tackle malaria in city
Tue, Jun 29, 2010

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s public health department has identified over 1,050 spots on the Western Railway and Central Railway remises where anti-malaria measures need to be carried out urgently.

Plastic bag use takes a big plunge
Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The civic body has recorded a drop in the number of plastic bags,less than 50 microns thick,seized in the past six months.

Monsoon brings over 65 complaints of bad patches,potholes
Fri, Jun 25, 2010

In just a few days of monsoon,Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has received more than 65 complaints regarding bad patches and potholes.

After residents fall ill,BMC to check water quality
Tue, Jun 22, 2010

With over 20 cases of malaria,jaundice and flu being reported from a building in Dadar over the last one month,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to check the water for contamination.

BMC counts its octroi losses if HPCL shifts out of city
Mon, Jun 21, 2010

The country’s richest civic body is set to lose a large chunk of its annual octroi collections if Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) shifts out of Mumbai,as proposed.

Sun, Jun 20, 2010

Challenges are meant to be overcome,three women at the helm of ward-level affairs at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have proved.

Octroi dept slaps fine on Siddhivinayak Temple Trust
Tue, Jun 15, 2010

The Siddhivinayak Temple is caught in a tangle with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation over octroi exemption on goods for use in the temple.

Property tax bills this month,calculated old style
Tue, Jun 15, 2010

The BMC is likely to start dispatching this year’s property tax bills in June based on the old,rateable value-based assessment system rather than the planned,new one based on capital value.

Three-quarters of Census-I work done,a week left for the rest
Wed, Jun 09, 2010

A week before the first phase of Census work is due to end,76 per cent of the work has been done in Mumbai,the progress better in some places than in others.

Never was water drawn as judiciously as in May,yet lake levels stay low
Tue, Jun 08, 2010

In the peak of Mumbai’s summer,through May,the BMC drew less water everyday than during any other month over the last year from the four major lakes supplying to the city...

Little time before rains,lots still to clean
Mon, Jun 07, 2010

With pre-monsoons showers already hitting parts of suburbs and the monsoon set to hit the city within less than a week,nullah-desilting work by the BMC is giving jitters to residents.

Collect insects,study them: civic body drive to combat rain-related ailments
Thu, Jun 03, 2010

As part of its pre-monsoon preparedness,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will send insect collectors to ‘high risk’ areas for identifying and collecting samples of mosquitoes and other insects that spread diseases.

To encourage corporators & officials
Tue, Jun 01, 2010

In a move to encourage reading habits among its corporators and officials,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation plans to revamp its ‘corporators’ library’ in its head office,beginning with a complete catalog of the books.