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Amrita Nayak Dutta

  • Hawkers, NGOs demand inclusion in land use maps

    While residents of Pali Hill, Colaba and Dadar are up in arms against the BMC's idea to carve out hawking zones in their areas, civil society groups and trade unions have slammed the civic body for ignoring the hawkers in the draft Development Plan.

    Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 6:35am
  • MHCC objects to indiscriminate road widening, 'deliberate' omissions of certain structures on draft DP

    If the draft development plan has its way, the city will be bereft of most of its existing heritage structures and precincts, with some of these omissions alleged to be deliberate.

    Friday, 17 April 2015 - 6:15am
  • Number of hawkers set to reduce: BMC

    As the civic body is revising the list of hawking and non-hawking zones in the city, Mumbaikars are apprehensive that the number of hawkers currently operating on the city's streets will increase four times after the revision. Officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation told dna,...

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 6:10am
  • Heavy traffic, pollution irk Juhu locals following sewage line collapse

    An erstwhile green and peaceful Juhu locality has turned all dull and dusty, for over a month now. What's responsible for that is only a small trench on one of its prominent roads.

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 6:30am
  • Civic authorities unable to identify exact number of glass facade buildings in Mumbai, to publish ads

    Chief fire officer Sunil Nesarikar told dna that the purpose of the advertisements will be create awareness among owners of old glass facade buildings who will approach the fire brigade to get a know how of rules framed for such glass buildings.

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 7:20am
  • BMC keeps no hawkers in VIPO areas, but spares netas, babus, businessmen

    While residents of the upmarket Pali Hill in Bandra (West), and Colaba are resisting the hawking zones proposed by the BMC in their localities, those at Walkeshwar, Malabar Hill, Napeansea Road and many others in the civic D ward have no cause for concern, as the BMC has spared D ward, there they...

    Monday, 13 April 2015 - 5:58am
  • Same old promises: BMC assures pothole-free roads this monsoon

    One has to commend the consistency with which the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation promises to rid the city's roads of potholes before the heavens open up.

    Monday, 13 April 2015 - 6:43am
  • Operate only in designated areas: BMC to hawkers

    Following repeated complaints from residents on inefficient ward-level checks on hawkers, the central removal of encroachment department of the BMC has taken over the job. If they are found selling goods outside their stalls, it is being seized immediately.

    Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 6:50am
  • Taj Mahal hotel given ultimatum of a week to pay BMC Rs2 crore

    The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel will have to cough up Rs2.13 crore as charges to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for occupying a public road with flower pots and barricades.

    Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 6:20am
  • Heritage committee says new DCR will ruin the Mumbai

    The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee has decided to file a detailed list of suggestions and objections on missing heritage structures on the land-use maps draft the Development Plan- 2034, and the new set of development control rules (DCR) which leave the Committee almost powerless.

    Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 6:15am