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  • BMC against heliport at racecourse

    State ready with plan for the open space jointly owned by it with civic body

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • Property tax payment simplified, BMC starts issuing bills to citizens

    Often at the receiving end of a great deal of criticism, the civic body has won high praise for simplifying property tax payments. In a citizen-friendly move, the corporation has started sending bills in the name of individual consumers instead of societies. Under the new practice, citizens will...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 6:15am
  • BMC to identify hawking zones in next 3 weeks

    Over the next three weeks, the BMC will be identifying hawking zones across the city, a crucial step towards implementing the street vendors' policy. A decision to this regard was taken during a meeting of assistant municipal commissioners on Thursday on civic chief Sitaram Kunte's instructions....

    Friday, 15 August 2014 - 6:55am
  • BMC gets Union nod for Gargai dam project study

    The central government on Tuesday gave its nod for carrying out a geo-technical survey for the proposed Gargai dam project by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC).

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 7:05am
  • With assembly elections closing in, BMC yet to have banner policy

    Mumbai will continue to get defaced with banners mushrooming across city with the state going to polls within next the two months. This is because the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not put in place its banner policy for nearly a year and politicos within the civic body are unlikely...

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 7:10am
  • Nariman Road-Kandivli coastal road comes to BMC

    Ending ambiguity over who will execute the multi-crore coastal road project, the state government has confirmed that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will undertake the ambitious venture. MMRDA was the other contender.

    Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • Water levels up in Mumbai lakes but water cuts to continue

    The rain gods have smiled on BMC's catchment areas and lake levels have gone up. Between Monday 6am and Tuesday 6am, it rained 176.2mm. And the seven reservoirs of BMC stocked enough water to meet the demand of 34 days. But the civic body will continue with water cuts. Before it started pouring on...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurates Kurla hospital, Shiv Sena calls him gatecrasher

    Days after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ran away with its free public wi-fi project, the Shiv Sena, which rules the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, was left high and dry again on Friday when the Congress claimed credit for the construction of a civic-run maternity home in Kurla. Chief...

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • BMC to register only penalized vendors, besides licensed hawkers

    While the BMC carries out a survey to ascertain the number of hawkers in the city, several instances of persons posing illegally as vendors to get registered has become a headache for the civic authorities. To tackle the menace, BMC has decided to register only those vendors, who were fined by the...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 6:35am
  • Potholes: Sitaram Kunte's directive falls on deaf ears

    In the run up to the monsoon, civic chief Sitaram Kunte had instructed civic officials to take due care of roads in the city to avoid criminal cases being filed against them in case of accidents involving potholes. That instruction obviously fell on deaf ears as the Vile Parle incident proves. Last...

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 7:25am