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Eknath Makne

  • Mumbai: Dabbawalas not under ambit of Street Vendors' Act

    Spelling relief for dabbawalas, the BMC has decided to keep the tiffin suppliers out of the category of hawkers to be covered by the Street Vendors' (protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) Act, 2014. This means that the more than 5,000 dabbawalas that serve around 2.5 lakh...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 7:55am
  • Battle against Monosodium Glutamate continues

    Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) continues to have a bad reputation and this time a city-based councillor, has waged a war against the use of MSG in Chinese cuisine. Devendra Amberkar, opposition leader in the BMC, has moved the notice of motion in this regard, which is expected to be discussed in...

    Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 7:15am
  • 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