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Infra, realty projects stuck as Tree Authority stops clearing projects

Thursday 9 January '14

‘Provide details if developers transplanted trees cut for projects; organise site visits’.
In U-turn, civic body to hire 40 cars for site visits by road engineers

Tuesday 7 January '14

Though Rs 11 crore has been earmarked for the proposal, the civic body intends to cut the travel allowances of road engineers.
2 yrs on, roads in eastern suburbs set for resurfacing

Tuesday 7 January '14

If proposal is approved Wednesday, work may begin in February
BMC, CRISIL join hands for ‘enhanced’ civic services

Monday 6 January '14

Solid waste management dept tie-up with analytical firm to assess status of basic services such as water supply, sewerage & storm water drainage
A leap of faith, East-Indian way

Wednesday 1 January '14

Every year, newly-wed Christian couples jump into the wells at Irla in an unusual tradition.
Annus horribilis for women in city

Tuesday 31 December '13

Women safety has never been intrinsic to urban planning in the city. It’s time planners factor this in while infrastructure facilities are being conceived
Soon, you can report dug-up patches on civic pothole tracking website

Monday 30 December '13

To plug one of the major causes for the bad roads in the city, the BMC is now working to extend the services of its pothole-tracking website www.voiceofcitizen.com to trenching works underway.
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road: BMC moves closer to project

Tuesday 24 December '13

Civic body invites proposals for technical feasibility study
NGOs, activists pitch for pedestrian infrastructure in city

Wednesday 18 December '13

Over 60 participants from various sectors such as urban planners, designers, attended the workshop.
L&T among bidders for BMC’s pumping station

Tuesday 17 December '13

Rs 3,000-crore BRIMSTOWAD project, aimed at resolving water logging problems, is expected to increase Mumbai’s drainage capacity.
‘Faulty circuit sparked fire’

Tuesday 17 December '13

BMC has also directed the residents to install smoke detectors and fire alarm system in the building.
Fire station in Mumbai VIP area has only one fire engine, no water tanker

Sunday 15 December '13

A century-old structure, the Gowalia Tank fire station has been listed as a Grade-III heritage site.
Fire station in VIP area has only one fire engine, no snorkel, water tanker

Saturday 14 December '13

The fire brigade’s first responders arrived at the spot 16 minutes after receiving the distress call.
2 firms come forward for coastal road project

Wednesday 11 December '13

We will have to look at the aspects of construction, environment, and traffic dispersal.
Saddled with a glorious past

Wednesday 11 December '13

Residents of Shivaji Park are fiercely opposing Grade-I heritage status that would limit redevelopment or repairs of their buildings even as state’s top heritage panel cites their illustrious histor...
BMC’s new policy says no to hoardings atop buildings

Thursday 5 December '13

Ads in their lease period with structures less than 30 yrs old to be spared for now.
22 international firms keen to manage, treat city’s garbage

Wednesday 4 December '13

The EoI received 31 responses, 19 of which are joint ventures and consortia proposals and 12 are single firm proposals.
Jewish community to hold memorial service, 100 special candles flown in from Israel

Tuesday 26 November '13

The candles have a capacity to burn for up to 26 hours. They are usually lit on Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.
Strays no more

Sunday 24 November '13

Over 150 puppies and kittens are up for free adoption at the ongoing ‘Adoptathon’.
BMC ‘sitting’ on proposal for specialised systems to tackle fires in slum areas

Friday 22 November '13

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) continues to sit on a proposal to acquire specialised fire engines that can easily combat fires in slum networks.


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