Chetna Yerunkar is a Senior Correspondent for Hindustan Times, Mumbai. She is currently covering civic and governance issues for the Mumbai bureau.
Articles by Chetna Yerunkar
Segregate, treat your waste by June 1 or won’t collect it, BMC tells 227 South Bombay places
MUMBAI CITY NEWS: Each of these places generate more than 100kg waste every day. BMC made the move as the dumping grounds in the city have reached bursting point and continue to receive around 1,800 metric tonnes of unprocessed waste everyday.
Updated on May 22, 2017 08:56 AM IST
₹5 or ₹100: How much will Mumbai pay to see Humboldt penguins, BMC to decide next week
MUMBAI CITY NEWS: The BMC wants to hike the entry fee to Byculla zoo for children aged three to 12 to Rs25, from the current Rs2
Updated on May 19, 2017 04:16 PM IST
BMC has spent ₹540 crore, but is yet to get land for 166 projects in Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Important projects for developing civic amenities such as schools, playgrounds, gardens, roads, markets and parking lots across the city and suburbs are stuck in a limbo
Published on May 19, 2017 11:04 AM IST
Mumbai’s east-west road commute to get smoother, BMC looks to widen SV, link road
The K-West ward office of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to demolish around 600 slums along SV Road and Link Road to make them wide
Updated on May 17, 2017 09:40 AM IST
Centre approves construction of sewage treatment plants in coastal regulation zone in Mumbai
A final notification issued on May 3 said STPs can be built in the CRZ-I if the civic body has no alternate space to treat waste water.
Published on May 15, 2017 12:05 AM IST
Coastal road project: Phase I may worsen traffic woes in Mumbai’s suburbs
The road constructed during phase I will create bottlenecks roads both ends of the coastal road, say sources
Updated on May 29, 2017 09:06 AM IST
Wait for Mumbai’s blueprint gets longer, BMC seeks 60 more days to approve draft
With the general body seeking extension for the fourth time in the past one year, the delay in implementing the new DP is causing confusion in the real estate market
Updated on May 16, 2017 10:47 AM IST
Mumbai civic chief cracks whip on roads department, contractors
With the monsoon just a month away, the civic body is yet again struggling to complete road repairs before its May 31 deadline. Predictably, incomplete roads, potholes and traffic snarls await Mumbaiites this monsoon. This year, a major reason for the delay has been the shutting down of more than 100 stone quarries in Thane, leaving contractors in a scramble for raw material.
Updated on Jun 02, 2017 12:00 PM IST
Good news for Mumbai: No water cuts this summer, stock to last till July 31, says BMC
The weather department has indicated that rainfall will be good this year, said officials
Updated on May 05, 2017 01:31 PM IST
Hike our salary from ₹10,000 to ₹50,000, say BMC corporators
Their demand comes a few months after Maharashtra legislators got a two-fold salary hike.
Updated on May 02, 2017 01:50 PM IST
Mumbai mayor wants a plush home, but may have to move to the suburbs
Officials had expected mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar to move to a heritage bungalow at Byculla Zoo, which he rejected
Updated on May 01, 2017 09:21 AM IST
Mumbai pothole mess this year too? BMC racing against time to complete road repairs
BMC officials have instructed contractors, ward officers and engineers to not dig up any more roads and to fast-track work on dug-up roads.
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 02:36 PM IST
Mumbaiites oppose ₹100 fee for Byculla zoo
Citizens claim that if the penguins were brought in with tax payers’ money, then why should they pay extra for the upkeep of the birds.
Updated on Apr 26, 2017 12:23 AM IST
After new bungalow, Mumbai mayor wants new car
Last week, Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar had demanded a bungalow in Malabar Hill for his official residence.
Published on Apr 25, 2017 11:54 AM IST
BMC to table new policy to renew lease of 4,177 plots in Mumbai
Of the 4,177 plots, the lease agreements of 242 have expired and need immediate renewal.
Published on Apr 25, 2017 10:47 AM IST
BMC plans to redraw boundaries of Mumbai’s 24 administrative wards
To bring about parity in the number of electoral wards for each electoral wards, Mumbai’s civic body is now planning to redraw the boundaries of its 24 administrative wards
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 10:47 AM IST
Rishi Kapoor gets BMC notice for damaging tree at his Mumbai bungalow
The actor received the approval from the BMC to trim six branches of the tree, but pictures revealed that it has been reduced to its trunk.
Updated on Apr 20, 2017 10:39 AM IST
Mumbai Mayor wants BMC chief’s Carmichael Road bungalow as his official residence
After demanding that he gets a bungalow at Malabar Hill, mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar is now eyeing the civic chief’s house at Carmichael Road
Updated on May 01, 2017 09:18 AM IST
Humboldt penguins at risk of infection as Mumbaiites litter enclosure in Byculla zoo
The zoo has been witnessing more than 12,000 people on weekdays and more than 30,000 visitors on weekends to view the flightless birds in their 1,550 sqft swanky enclosure
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 08:52 AM IST
Raj Bhavan in Mumbai may get recycled water soon
The recycled water will be supplied to the Governor’s office and residence for gardening and other non-potable purposes.
Published on Apr 18, 2017 01:00 AM IST
In Mumbai: Catching a BEST bus in congested areas to get easier
This move comes a day after BEST said it would stop plying 25 AC buses in Mumbai
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 12:22 PM IST
Will pay ₹560, not ₹1,800 for monthly parking, say SoBo residents
The residents want 24-hour parking spots, with zero contractor involvement, instead of separate night parking
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 09:46 AM IST
Desilting of Mithi river put on hold for fear of another scam
Updated on Apr 13, 2017 09:25 AM IST
Civic amenities in 11 Mumbai wards crumbling, may get worse in four years: Praja Foundation
Roads with potholes, poor solid waste management, irregular water supply and pollution were among the biggest problems. The eleven wards allegedly at risk include five in the island city, three in the western suburbs and two in the eastern suburbs.
Published on Apr 12, 2017 09:42 AM IST
Mumbai’s green cover: Less than half a tree a person, says NGO
There is less than half a tree per person in Mumbai, even though more trees were counted in the city, data released by the NGO Praja Foundation showed.
Updated on Apr 20, 2017 09:25 AM IST
South Mumbai citizens seek clarity on new parking policy
Despite a nod from the BJP -led state government, the civic body’s new ‘pay and park’ policy has run into trouble again with the residents of south Mumbai demanding that their concerns be addressed before it is implemented.
Published on Apr 06, 2017 12:21 AM IST
Mumbai fire brigade to procure bikes for quicker response in congested areas
In a bid to reduce the time taken by firefighters to reach the site in case of fire in a congested area, the Mumbai fire brigade is procuring motorbikes
Updated on Apr 06, 2017 10:33 AM IST
Why weren’t we consulted on hike in parking fares, ask Mumbai corporators
Anil Kokil, Shiv Sena corporator and BEST chairman, asked why corporators were not informed, while Yashwant Jadhav, group leader of Shiv Sena in the BMC, asked by their suggestions were not taken
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 09:03 AM IST
Soon, pay to use 330 parking lots in Mumbai
Of the 8,000 new spaces for four-wheelers, 1,000 will be in Bandra-Kurla Complex alone
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 09:03 AM IST
In Mumbai: 40,000 BEST employees got February salary last week
The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) paid February’s salary to more than 40,000 employees only last week.
Published on Apr 01, 2017 11:58 PM IST