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Swarming mosquitoes put BMC’s deep cleaning drive to test

Mumbai faces a mosquito menace due to breeding sites in open nallahs, sewage discharge, and stagnant water amid BMC's cleaning efforts.

Mumbai, India. Feb 19,2024 - Residents of Vileparle have complained to BMC, mosquitos in their area due to BMC road repair at Nehru Road in Vileparle east. Feb 19,2024. (Photo by) (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:22 AM IST

Fire engulfs khataras in Borivali

Fire breaks out at Borivali ground used for scrapped vehicles, despite complaints to BMC. Second incident in 2 weeks. BMC blames police for not removing vehicles.

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Updated on Feb 21, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Authorities turn blind eye to steady destruction of Juhu Koliwada mangroves

Upset Juhu Koliwada residents and a local citizen-led group called ‘Juhu Buzz’ have released photos captured by the Google Earth Pro app in 2018 to show how the mangrove patch has been ravaged

Authorities turn blind eye to steady destruction of Juhu Koliwada mangroves
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 06:26 AM IST

Are citizens’ movements dying in Mumbai?

Bengaluru civil society's recent successes put Mumbai’s protest movements in sharp contrast

Bollywood Actor Shradha Kapoor joined Protesters form a human chain during protest to SAVE AAREY campaign at Aarey Colony. ( (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 10:15 AM IST

Calm winds behind air quality drop, say experts

Mumbai's overall AQI is at 194 (moderate) with several areas reporting poor or very poor air quality. Calm winds are contributing to the decline in air quality. The Bombay High Court has taken note of the issue and the BMC has implemented measures to mitigate air pollution.

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Updated on Feb 17, 2024 06:56 AM IST

Vikhroli residents identify plot for temp hospital, write to CM and BMC

The redevelopment of KMJPH is underway, with the BMC having paid ₹13.23 crore to MHADA for a plot of land adjacent to the hospital. “The tendering process for KMJPH is underway but it will take at least three to four years to construct the two 13-storey and 21-storey buildings,” said the official

he 100-bed Krantiveer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Hospital (KMJPH) in Kannamwar Nagar was pulled down five years ago. (HT ARCHIVES)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Cost of Worli robo parking hub rises by 30%

The documents show that the BMC approved the escalated cost even though its deputy chief engineer (traffic) stated the consultant had modified some tender conditions without intimating the office

Mumbai, India - Feb 13, 2024: MCGM Engineering Hub, at Worli, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 07:48 AM IST

Metro barricades make traffic crawl near Dahisar toll plaza

Commuters in Mumbai are facing traffic nightmares due to barricades set up for Metro 9 construction work and illegal parking near toll plazas.

Mumbai, India. Feb 12, 2024 - A bottleneck at Dahisar toll plaza, north bound. Bottleneck is causing daily traffic jams for commuters.due to Metro pillar construction work near Dahisar toll plaza. Feb 12,2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Hump opp Dadar flower market causing accidents

Locals have complained about the issue to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on several occasions, but the civic body has failed corrective action despite assurances to the contrary

Mumbai, India - Feb. 10, 2024: Unsafe speed breaker opp Dadar Flyover market on Senapati Bapat Marg has led to accidents. Activist Chetan Kamble, showing the spot who has written to authorities multiple times to fix it, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, February 10, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 07:04 AM IST

Noise pollution spirals due to construction, authorities fail to act

Citizens in Mumbai are complaining of constant noise pollution from construction sites and road concretisation works, violating noise regulations. Some citizens have reported noise levels exceeding permissible limits and construction work being carried out during prohibited hours. Complaints to authorities have been unsuccessful, with blame being passed between the police and the BMC. Experts argue that noise pollution is not being given enough attention, despite being equally harmful as air pollution. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules mandate that ambient noise should not exceed certain levels.

Noise pollution spirals due to construction, authorities fail to act
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 07:24 AM IST

70-year-old dies after 15 years in transit camp, waiting for her SRA home

It was on the promise of a 269-sq-ft flat that Kamladevi had moved to Jai Shiv Sai society at Bandra East after her slum was demolished. “If you visit the transit camp today, the condition is so bad that even animals cannot live here. My mother died doing rounds of the SRA and builder’s office,” said Namrata Tiwari, her daughter

70-year-old dies after 15 years in transit camp, waiting for her SRA home
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 07:26 AM IST

Migrants fuel infra boom at great costs

Most migrants arrive in the city seeking escape from extreme poverty and the lack of opportunities. But once here, they encounter precarious working and living conditions, and often, the cost of fuelling the dreams of a new city by paying with their lives due to lack of safety measures

Mumbai, India – Oct 06, 2023: Labourers are seen working at a construction site, at Crawford Market, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, Oct 06, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2024 06:48 AM IST

IC colony women coach Dahisar slum kids, guide them to a brighter future

IC Women's Welfare Association in Mumbai provides free education to over 150 children living in slums, helping them improve their studies and instilling values in them. The center, which has been running for 10 years, offers tuition classes and special English classes, as well as activities like dance and drama. The center also holds monthly parent-teacher meetings to counsel parents on ensuring their children stay away from negative influences.

Mumbai, India – Dec 16, 2023: I. C. Colony women’s welfare association, daily free tuition for underprivileged children, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Dec 16, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2023 07:34 AM IST

Mahim residents move HC over inaction against encroachers

Petitioners Urich Kamath and Shrikant Shenoy referred to the court’s November 14, 2022, order, wherein the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was directed to clear all encroachments on Senapati Bapat Marg within four weeks

Mumbai, India - Dec. 12, 2023:Illegal Bike and Car washing center on Senapati Bapat road between Dadar and Matunga, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. (Photo by Raju Shinde/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 07:40 AM IST

Info on stamp duty, registration fee payment now on MHADA website

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) on Wednesday published information regarding payment of stamp duty and registration fees for lottery winners under the ‘quick links’ section on its website

Mumbai, India - Dec. 11, 2023: People standing in an queue outside MAHADA office, Bandra, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, December 11, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 07:04 AM IST

BMC, MHADA to replace over-50-year-old water pipeline in Vikhroli

MHADA has received a ₹43-crore proposal from the civic body to replace the entire network of water pipelines in Kannamwar Nagar. The area has more than 265 buildings, and according to MHADA officials, many buildings are being redeveloped, which will further increase the burden on the water supply lines

As per the officials, MHADA and the BMC initially could not come to a consensus on the repairs and maintenance. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 06:38 AM IST

Bereft of stamp duty payment details, MHADA lottery winners forced to visit office repeatedly

The MHADA lottery flat winners have been forced to visit the office again and again, primarily because of the confusion surrounding the stamp duty and registration payments for the houses

Mumbai, India - Dec. 11, 2023: People standing in an queue outside MAHADA office, Bandra, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, December 11, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 12, 2023 07:06 AM IST

BMC removes illegal pan-beedi stall an hour before CM’s visit

The CM’s visit on Saturday, along with BMC commissioner Iqbal Chahal, was part of the civic body’s ‘Deep Cleaning’ drive which was kicked off last week from Dharavi

BMC removes illegal pan-beedi stall an hour before CM’s visit
Updated on Dec 10, 2023 07:06 AM IST

150 Dahisar bldgs go without gas after pipeline is damaged

MUMBAI: The supply of cooking gas to over 150 residential buildings in Dahisar East was aborted for around five hours after a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) contractor damaged the 90 mm pipeline of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), while carrying out excavation work at 3pm, on Friday

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Updated on Dec 09, 2023 07:58 AM IST

1.33-crore fine against metro contractor for damaging water pipeline

In a letter to MMRDA and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the BMC complained about metro work causing major damage to the same water main in 2020

Mumbai, India - Dec 05, 2023 : BMC 300 mm diameter pipeline burst Near Toll Plaza at Dahisar, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 06:48 AM IST

It took BMC 50 hrs to repair burst pipeline

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took 50 hours to repair a burst water pipeline in Mumbai, which caused low water pressure and intermittent cuts in several areas. The pipeline was damaged during drilling work for a metro project, and the BMC plans to recover the cost of repairs from the contractor. Citizens reported a shortage of packaged drinking water and unavailability of water tankers during the repairs. The BMC blamed the delay on technical challenges and the risk of loose soil collapsing.

BMC Workers repair a Huge Water Pipe line burst yesterday at Andheri, on Monday. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 08:00 AM IST

BMC to rent out gardens for photoshoots

The facility will initially be available in 25-30 big gardens under the BMC. It will be extended to gardens in every ward based on demand

Mumbai, India - Feb. 8, 2016 : BMC garden at Bhoiwada in Mumbai, India, on Monday, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 06:46 AM IST

Roll out open space policy in a month: Lodha to BMC

Mangal Prabhat Lodha, guardian minister for Mumbai Suburban, has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to finalize its draft open space policy within a month. The new policy limits the adoption period to 11 months, 3 years, or 5 years and allows private parties to acquire municipal plots by paying 50% of the land value. Lodha expressed his objection to the policy and called for a committee to ensure that adopted open spaces are not misused. The BMC has received around 100 suggestions and objections to the draft policy so far.

Roll out open space policy in a month: Lodha to BMC
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 07:26 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Road concretisation: IC Colony women take steps to protect trees they planted decades ago

The representatives of the women’s association recently held a meeting wherein they took the officials of the roads department and former corporator Abhishek Ghosalkar for a walk across the green neighbourhood and sought protection for the trees they planted over 20 years ago

Mumbai, India - Nov 30, 2023 : Residence showing BMC Work at I C Colony, Borivali, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov 30, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 07:28 AM IST

Rains have gone but potholes remain at Ghodbunder

The Ghodbunder Thane section is a key road connecting the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway on the Mira Bhayander side and connecting Mumbai Agra Highway on the Thane side. Heavy commercial vehicles also move through this road along with car traffic connecting Thane city to the Western suburbs of Mumbai

Thane, India - November,25, 2023: traffic is seen due to bad road at Ghodbander road in thane,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on, Saturday, November ,25, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 06:42 AM IST

Come Tuesday, BMC will prosecute shops without Marathi signboard

The BMC, which initiated an inspection drive on October 10, had served notices to more than 3,000 non-compliant shops in just nine days. The Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association (FRTWA), with around five lakh shopkeepers as members

All shops and establishments in Maharashtra have been informed to put up their name boards in Marathi. (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Air quality in MMR poorer than in city

Data also shows that on an average, five of the nine corporations recorded higher PM 2.5 levels compared to Mumbai during this period

Mumbai, India - Nov. 22, 2023: Mumbai's iconic twin tower tardeo visible blur in the hazy weather in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 08:14 AM IST

BMC announces ‘zero prescription policy’ in its hospitals

The BMC in Mumbai has announced a 'zero prescription policy' that will allow patients to obtain all necessary medicines from civic hospitals, eliminating the need to purchase them from outside drug stores. The BMC's central purchase department has expanded its list of procured items from 1,000 to 4,000, covering medicines, drugs, and surgical items. The move comes after an inquiry into the artificial shortage of medicines at BMC-run hospitals, which forced patients to buy them externally. The BMC aims to become the first municipal corporation in India to implement such a policy.

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Updated on Nov 24, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Stop work notices limited to Mumbai, MMR construction sites spared

Only one construction site out of nearly 4,000 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region has been issued a stop work notice for violating pollution measures, raising concerns about air pollution in other areas. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued stop work notices to 527 sites in Mumbai, while other municipal corporations have issued warning notices but no stop work notices. Experts are calling for more action on violators and stricter enforcement of pollution guidelines across the region.

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Updated on Nov 23, 2023 07:54 AM IST

Deadly tract: 1 death in 5 days along Dahisar-Acchad border

At least one person has died every five days in road accidents on National Highway 48 between Dahisar and Acchad in Mumbai. Local leaders and police have requested the National Highway Authority of India to fix potholes and clear encroachments that lead to accidents and waterlogging. NHAI has recorded 47 deaths and 439 accidents on this stretch between January and August 2023. MP Rajendra Gavit has held meetings with NHAI and local authorities to address the issue. NHAI has spent ₹20.15 crore on repairs and maintenance in the area. Complaints have been filed regarding the poor condition of the road.

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Updated on Nov 22, 2023 08:16 AM IST
By, Megha Sood
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