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Eknath Makne

  • Shiv Sena questions Maharashtra government's move to stay parking policy

    Even as the BJP-led state government has stayed BMC's pay-and-park pilot project in A-ward (South Mumbai), its alliance partner Shiv Sena has questioned the move.

    Friday, 30 January 2015 - 7:25am
  • BMC won't transfer engineers in hydraulic department

    In order to ensure proper water supply, an essential service, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided not to transfer engineers attached to the hydraulic engineer's department elsewhere.

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 6:00am
  • Why's it so easy to spit and go scot-free?

    Spitting in a public place without a second thought comes naturally to most Mumbaikars. When a nuisance is this deep-rooted that most don't even realise that what they are doing is wrong, only strict rules and a watchdog can bring about some change.

    Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Urge to keep Mumbai clean should come from within: Activists

    While the state government is considering bringing in a law to ban spitting in public areas, civic activists feel that more than a legislation, citizens must inculcate a sense of cleanliness and ownership for the city and country.

    Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 5:25am
  • BMC to try out pre-monsoon road work again

    Last year, the formula helped bring down the number of potholes in city

    Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 6:25am
  • Pay and park: New policy has many loopholes

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) plan to allow residents to park vehicles outside society buildings for a fee, it seems, can trigger trouble. The BMC policy, approved on Friday, grants the right to award parking slots on the road to the managing committees of residential societies....

    Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • BMC to re-float tenders for multi-level parking lots in Powai

    In line with its policy to de-congest city roads, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to float tenders again to construct two mechanised multi-level parking lots in Powai, where a total of 700 cars can be stationed. The BMC had first invited tenders for the project in May 2014...

    Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 5:15am
  • Addl civic chief sent to secretariat after only 3 months in BMC

    The sudden transfer of Vikas Kharage, additional municipal commissioner (city), has raised eyebrows in civic corridors. The state government on Wednesday transferred Kharage, who had spent only three months in the cash-rich corporation as secretary of forest department. The decision has surprised...

    Friday, 2 January 2015 - 6:05am
  • dna exclusive: BMC invites private operators to organise picnics for civic school students

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has floated tender and invited bids for arranging picnics for Stds IV and VII civic school students in January, handing over safety of more than 18,000 children to private agencies during travel. As per the decision, the private player with the winning...

    Thursday, 1 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • BMC wants more floors added to its schools, hospitals

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation wants to add more floors to civic-run hospitals and schools to accommodate growing number number of patients and students respectively. The BMC has proposed to the state government to increase stipulated heights of such buildings by 50 per cent.

    Friday, 26 December 2014 - 5:35am