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Despite notices to housing societies, BMC yet to provide waste collection vehicles

Thursday 9 January '14

Cash-rich BMC, with a budget of Rs 27,000 crore, is yet to renew the vehicle contracts that expired in April, last year.
Borivali (W) tops in illegal cell towers

Tuesday 7 January '14

According to the BMC data, of the total 4,776 cellphone towers installed in the city, 76 per cent (3,618) are illegal, having come up without necessary permissions from the civic body’s building propo...
Tepid response for water supply improvement project

Thursday 2 January '14

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

Tuesday 31 December '13

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

Monday 30 December '13

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

Thursday 26 December '13

Builders’ body plans to file review petition in apex court
Western suburbs top BMC’s list of 'illegal' towers

Wednesday 25 December '13

Currently, there is lack of clarity as to which guidelines will be finally implemented.
U-turn: BMC might charge you for its WiFi service

Tuesday 24 December '13

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’

Monday 23 December '13

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

Thursday 19 December '13

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

Thursday 19 December '13

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

Wednesday 18 December '13

Court had observed that the recreational space available at the ground level was reduced to a mere 7.7 per cent of the area.
‘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.
‘Large amount of inflammable matter was stored in flat where fire broke out’

Monday 16 December '13

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

Tuesday 26 November '13

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

Monday 25 November '13

The fire took place in the heart of the dense slum network at Backbay around 10.30 am after a gas cylinder blast.
Civic body roots for mandatory affordable housing component

Monday 25 November '13

The BMC has suggested that “inclusionary housing” as a policy be adopted to augment the need for affordable housing.
Slums ignored in BMC’s new development plan

Monday 25 November '13

Over 60 per cent of the city’s population lives in these areas.
‘Only five wards meet 1991 DP standards’

Friday 22 November '13

A 280-page ‘preparatory studies’ report of the BMC reveals these five wards have per capita recreational open space in excess of 2 sq m per person.
City needs to free up 47 sq km for amenities in next 20 years: BMC

Thursday 21 November '13

Civic body suggests doubling of open space requirement, experts disagree.


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