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Amrita Nayak Dutta

  • BMC tablets to check dropout at class VIII level

    In order to arrest the dropout rates in city municipal schools at higher classes, the education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is planning to provide free tablets to students of class VIII of municipal schools in the city. The move, civic officials expect, will motivate the...

    Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 5:10am
  • Technical Advisory Committee comes to rescue of residents who feared they might lose their homes to redevelopment

    The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has bailed out several city residents in the last few months, who were living in a fear of losing their dilapidated buildings to builders for redevelopment had the committee not given repair orders of their buildings,...

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 5:20am
  • BMC's roads department aims to rake in Rs 233 crore this fiscal

    The civic body plans to use the amount to improve traffic aesthetics and install more traffic-count machines

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Lack of space: BMC identifies dead end of roads to construct toilets

    The BMC’s failure to construct adequate number of toilets for women in the city, has frequently been attributed to a ‘lack of space’ by its authorities. However, the civic body has now devised a smart plan that may fix the problem, to an extent.

    Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Sudden spike in demand for wheeled garbage bins

    Owing to the holiday season and an increasingly low participation of elected public representatives, there have been reports of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan losing steam. However, a different trend has come to light that seems to suggest otherwise.

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 7:00am
  • BMC fails to take possession of Ghatkopar ground

    Despite being provided with police protection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has once again failed to take possession of its ground at Ghatkopar (East), on Friday. The Acharya Atre ground is occupied by an ashram of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya — a spiritual...

    Saturday, 17 January 2015 - 6:10am
  • BMC puts up old DP on site, says request for plan document can be made online

    As the preparation of the new development plan (DP) has once again been postponed by two years, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to put up the existing DP on its website for the convenience of residents and developers, who will be now able to check what a particular plot was...

    Sunday, 11 January 2015 - 7:00am
  • Phone, electricity companies to pay more for digging up your roads

    Fed up with constantly cratered and trenched roads? There's some solace at hand. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to charge utility companies more money henceforth for digging up roads, based on how old the road or footpath is. Currently, utility companies must pay between Rs3,...

    Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 6:15am
  • For old buildings, no defence against fire

    The fire in an old low-rise building in Nagpada on Thursday, which claimed the life of a woman and left two others injured, brought to the fore the risks that thousands of Mumbaikars are living with. How many cessed buildings are there? There are an estimated 16,000 cessed buildings in the city,...

    Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 5:25am
  • Maharashtra government sitting on proposal to form monitoring body for migrant labourers

    India continues to be biased when it comes to clearly defining the 'Pravasi Indian'. The union government has organised a three-day grand mela on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, observed on January 9 each year, this time at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. While the event has seen participation...

    Friday, 9 January 2015 - 7:25am