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Faulty work on NH48 leads to anger among citizens of Palghar, Vasai, Virar

NHAI's project to concretize Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway has led to chaos and massive traffic jams

It now takes hours for citizens of Palghar, Vasai and Virar to reach Mumbai and Thane. The jams create much anxiety for those dealing with medical emergencies.
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:59 AM IST
ByMegha Sood,

FIR against builder, contractors after building wall collapse on footpath in Andheri

Developer and contractors booked as part of an under-demolition building collapsed in Andheri West, Mumbai, due to lack of safety measures.

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Updated on Mar 31, 2024 07:10 AM IST
By, Vinay Dalvi

Two in ICU after an old peepal tree collapses on them in Mulund

The victims have been identified as Tanvi Kale, 27, and Hitesh Saste, 30. Both were rushed to MT Agarwal Hospital in a police van and later shifted to Platinum Hospital in Mulund, where both continue to remain in the intensive care unit (ICU). Doctors said Kale’s knee was crushed in the incident while Saste suffered a spine injury

Mumbai, India - March ,30, 2024: three persons were injured when a tree fell outside jai bharat school mulund colony ,in Mumbai, in Mumbai, India, on, Saturday, March,30, 2024. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 06:40 AM IST

Wall of under-construction building in Andheri collapses on footpath

The under-construction building is under the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said the disaster management team was sent to the site to clear the debris

Milind Borikar, chief officer, MHADA’s Mumbai board, stated that his officials have been sent to the site, and more information will be provided once a report is submitted. (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 06:04 PM IST

Child rights commission: Conduct high-level inquiry into ‘police brutality’ against kids

Following the complaints from NGOs, the MSCPCR chairperson Susieben Shah called for a joint meeting of all the stakeholders, the NGOs, parents of children, the chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), along with police officials involved in the case

Mumbai, India - March ,29, 2024: Shivaji nager police Station at Govandi mumbai ,in Mumbai, in Mumbai, India, on, Friday, March,29, 2024. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 07:32 AM IST

CVTS surgeries in Nair hosp halted over non-payment of vendors’ bills

BMC-run BYL Nair hospital's dean ordered CVTS surgeries be referred to other hospitals due to pending bills, affecting patient care and surgeries.

Mumbai, India - August 04, 2021: A decorated main gate of BYL Nair Hospital during its centenary celebrations at Mumbai Central, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 04, 2021. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 09:12 AM IST

1 dead, 5 injured as workers fall into storm water drain at Sewri

According to BMC’s disaster management department, the incident occurred near Sewri Gadi Bunder along Haji Bunder Road when the workers – engaged by M/S Acute Designs, the contractor – were repairing a box drain. “All the labourers were rescued by locals and taken to the hospital,” said the note issued by the civic body. While Ismail Ali was declared brought dead, the other five were admitted to KEM hospital, Parel, it noted

Mumbai, India – Mar 25, 2024: Labourer Dies, 4 Injured After Falling into open Drain During Repairs in Sewri, in Mumbai, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, Mar 25, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Vinay Dalvi

Third septic tank death at Ambujwadi, BMC to ask police to investigate

The BMC said that it would now write to the police, asking them to provide a fact-finding report into what exactly happened and how the deaths occurred

Third septic tank death at Ambujwadi, BMC to ask police to investigate
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:24 AM IST

Deaths due to manual scavenging: BMC gives Malad CBO 24 hours to respond

The tight-knit community at Ambujwadi – which has a populous slum settlement – is seething with anger

Mumbai, India - March 22, 2024: Kavat 3 male persons were fallen in the chember of the underground sewer drain about 15 feet deep of public toilet at Ambujwadi, malad west in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:07 AM IST

Get ECI nod, start Gokhale bridge work: Andheri MLA to BMC

VJTI submits report on linking Gopalkrishna Gokhale bridge with Barfiwala flyover; MLA requests special permission from Election Commission for urgent work.

Mumbai, India - Feb. 23, 2024: The BMC has said that it is appoiting VJTI and IIT to figure out a solution to connect Barfiwala flyover with the Gokhale Bridge. There is nearly two meters of gap between the two currently. in Mumbai, India, on Friday, February 23, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:13 AM IST

Residents contest BMC claim of crackdown on hoardings

Residents of Powai and Chandivali raise concerns over illegal permanent iron structures for political hoardings, posing danger to pedestrians.

Mumbai,India. Mar 21,2024 : (Powai) Illegal iron structure installed at Powai and Chandivali area for Hoardings in Mumbai. Mar 21,2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 07:06 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Two dead, one critical, after falling into 15-foot-deep sewer drain

One, Suraj Kevat, 18, was declared dead on arrival. His brother, Bikas Kevat, 20, was declared dead at 10:15pm and their father, Ramlagan Kevat, 45, was in a critical condition. According to a local, Ansari Shahensha, and Mumbai Fire Brigade they were residents of Ambujwadi, which is home to a massive slum settlement

Two dead, one critical, after falling into 15-foot-deep sewer drain
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 07:22 AM IST

No more water woes in Vasai, Virar, thanks to Surya scheme

Phase one of the project has benefitted 14-L residents; phase two will ease the worries of Mira Rd, Bhayander citizens

HT was allowed an exclusive tour of the treatment plant a couple of days ago to see first-hand how the project was fast-tracked to tackle the crisis in regions governed by Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC). (Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 08:02 AM IST

Flyovers in limbo expose faulty planning

HT looks at four important projects that were touted as solutions to traffic and congestion woes but have remained in limbo for years

Flyovers in limbo expose faulty planning
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 06:50 AM IST
By, Anamika Gharat,

VJTI report on Gokhale Bridge-Barfiwala Flyover delayed, BMC tight-lipped

The BMC on February 26 had announced that a VJTI report, suggesting solutions to the height difference between Gokhale Bridge and Barfiwala Flyover, would be ready in two weeks. However, the Matunga-based institute has yet to submit its report, and the BMC is tight-lipped about the whys and hows

Mumbai, India - Feb. 23, 2024: The BMC has said that it is appoiting VJTI and IIT to figure out a solution to connect Barfiwala flyover with the Gokhale Bridge. There is nearly two meters of gap between the two currently. in Mumbai, India, on Friday, February 23, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 07:02 AM IST

3 dead, 1 critical as workers fall off 16th floor of under-construction building

The workers fell after the scaffolding on which they were working collapsed. The incident occurred in an under construction building in Borivali West

Sandhya Nandedkar, assistant commissioner, R Central ward said the workers fell while working on the parking tower inside Soni Arcade, a 24-storey under-construction building. (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 04:39 PM IST
By, Megha Sood

Targeted by BMC for complaining against hawkers outside KEM, alleges restaurant operator

The issue I am facing is because I had complained about the hawkers, who are working in tandem with BMC. The space outside my restaurant is also legal. We were given a licence in 2001 for its usage and we have all the documents for it, said Singh

Targeted by BMC for complaining against hawkers outside KEM, alleges restaurant operator
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Dug-up city, pedestrians’ nightmare

Citizens are not buying the argument, pointing out relatively minor projects that have been languishing for no apparent reason. For instance, D P Road 9, Powai, a key road in Chandivali that connects lakhs of Chandivali residents to JVLR, has been under concretisation for nearly a year now

Mumbai, India - March 8, 2024: photos for Vile parle east station road concretisation and no space to walk for people. People walking on road in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 8, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 08:49 AM IST

BMC inaugurates city’s first multipurpose housing for working women

The concept was first proposed by a group of women in 2014 when the Development Plan (DP) was prepared. This was then included in the DP for five different centres by the gender empowerment and planning departments, which includes a centre for elderly and children’s daycare, an old age home, a student’s home and even an Aadhar Kendra with a skill centre

Mumbai’s guardian minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha inaugurated the hostel on Friday in the presence of local leaders
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Change in plan for Khar flyover annoys residents

Residents slam BMC for changing flyover plan in Khar, alleging it won't connect to WEH, leading to traffic chaos. BMC silent on the issue.

Mumbai, India - March 6, 2024: BMC and their consultants are giving an official presentation to Khar residence on proposed a flyover from SantaCruz East to West in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Mumbai

BMC asks hawkers in busy Dadar stretch to help clean roads, mops up 500kg of waste in a day

Radhika Salvi, a junior supervisor in the SWM department, explained that ahead of Mahashivratri celebrations, numerous small independent sellers from parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat come to sell ‘Bel Patra’ leaves, which are offered to Lord Shiva

Hawkers clean up wet waste on VS Agashe Road in Dadar (Jeet Mashru)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 09:24 PM IST

Citizen group pushes for DP roads as a solution for city’s traffic

With their initiative ‘Lapata Sadak’ (Missing Road), they want to solve the problem by getting the BMC to build these DP roads

Members of Mumbai March at an incomplete DP road. Citizens are identifying DP roads across city and requesting the BMC to resolve the bottleneck in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 04:42 PM IST

From leaking ceilings to flaky walls: No end to woes of police colony residents

Complaints are dealt with promptly when they pertain to issues like no water or electricity supply, but other issues are not looked at with any seriousness, said a police officer

Mumbai India.Mar 04,2024 - Poor condition of the police housing quarters at Nehru Nagar at Kurla in Mumbai. Residents show the cracked walls and windows.Mar 04,2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 08:52 AM IST

Barfiwala flyover-Gokhale bridge connection was meant for Phase 2’

BMC clarifies it never intended to connect Andheri's Gokhale Bridge & Barfiwala Flyover in first phase due to height difference & safety concerns.

Mumbai, India : The BMC has said that it is appoiting VJTI and IIT to figure out a solution to connect Barfiwala flyover with the Gokhale Bridge. There is nearly two meters of gap between the two currently. in Mumbai, India, on Friday, February 23, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 07:54 AM IST

BMC revealing complainant details to errant hawkers: activists

Mumbaikars who complain about unauthorised hawkers and vendors have been facing much harassment in recent weeks, with hawkers calling them and urging or even threatening them to take back their complaints, including via social media

Hawkers on the footpath outside Dadar station area, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, Feb 29, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Kolivery village reels under severe water shortage despite ‘partial’ cut

This is despite the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) announcement of a partial water cut in the western suburbs and a 15% water cut till March 5. Civic officials cited ‘low water pressure’ as the reason for the water cut

Mumbai, India - March 1, 2024: Residents of Koloveri village have not received even a drop of water for last 4 days due to 15% water cut in the city in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 1, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 08:02 AM IST

‘Multiple fires on open plot in Pali Village but BMC indifferent’

The plot in question is an open one with no barricades to prevent people from throwing waste into it. Anil D’souza, a resident, explained that the slum dwellers who previously lived there were promised houses and their homes were demolished

Mumbai, India - Feb. 29, 2024: Garbage dump at the open plot at Pereira wadi, Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, February 29, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 06:44 AM IST

City to face 15% water cut till March 5

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said while work on repairing the transformer has started, the repair works will lead to water cuts in Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi and other MMR corporations receiving water through ‘Mumbai 2’ and ‘Mumbai 3 ‘ water system

City to face 15% water cut till March 5
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:48 AM IST

BMC begins work on Kandivali Lokhandwala to Goregaon East connectivity

This 2.1-kilometer road aims to connect Kandivali Lokhandwala to the Western Express Highway in Goregaon East and is a further link to GMLR for connectivity to the eastern suburbs, categorised as a ‘Vital project.’

BMC begins work on Kandivali Lokhandwala to Goregaon East connectivity
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:58 AM IST

One arm of Gokhale Bridge open to traffic from today for light vehicles

Along with Gokhale Bridge, the BMC also inaugurated the grade separator at Teli Gully in Andheri East. This new flyover will help vehicles from Gokhale Bridge connect to the Western Express Highway in Andheri East

One arm of the Gokhale Bridge was inaugurated on Monday. (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 06:02 PM IST
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