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Eknath Makne

  • 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
  • Sitaram Kunte to set up probe panel for the building fire in Andheri

    Following the fire at the Andheri highrise on Friday, the BMC, on Saturday, set up a committee to inquire into the matter. Beside loss of life, three floors in the 22-storey glass facade building, Lotus Business Park, were also gutted. As reported earlier, BMC had declared that the fire-fighting...

    Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 7:45am
  • Mayor, Sitaram Kunte to spearhead campaign to conserve water

    Even as scanty rainfall has left officials from the hydraulic engineering department a worried lot, the BMC plans to go ahead with a public awareness campaign, however, sans a popular face. Instead, mayor Sunil Prabhu and civic chief Sitaram Kunte are likely to lead the campaign. When the city...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 7:25am
  • Additional civic chief manipulating pothole number in Mumbai, alleges opposition

    Rain over the last few days has led to the return of potholes with a vengeance, however, the same doesn't seem to be reflecting in the pothole-tracking system. The reason, according to opposition members, is a senior civic official influencing the system this monsoon. At the centre of the...

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 7:00am
  • Tackling monsoon floods: BMC mulls constructing 3 mini pumping stations

    With the recent heavy downpours exposing its under preparedness in tackling the familiar problem of flooding, the BMC is mulling taking additional measures to improve the city's drainage system in the long-run. And as part of this programme, it's now working on a plan to construct three mini...

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • BMC's IT director to be paid more than Sitaram Kunte?

    The BMC, which has been splurging on availing technology services, has made its intentions to capitalise on its Information Technology (IT) department quite clear. But its one move that has made many wonder whether it has gone a wee bit overboard, is its alleged decision to allot a fat pay cheque...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 8:00am