Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte seems to have again succumbed to political pressure. This time, the civic body has transferred two upright officers for doing their duty. The transfer of two assistant commissioners (from B ward and R – central) comes closely after the deputy chief engineer from...Monday, 3 March 2014 - 6:00am
Ashok Jadhav, the Congress MLA from Andheri, has claimed credit for the installation of additional streetlights, inviting criticism from Ameet Satam, the local Bharatiya Janata Party corporator who had undertaken a hunger strike recently to improve lighting in the neighbourhood. The civic...Monday, 3 March 2014 - 6:00am
Until recently a favourtie spot for morning walkers and joggers, the Juhu beach is turning out to be a mood spoiler. Every morning, the sandy stretch is found to be filled with sewage while a foul smell hangs in the air. Regulars to the beach point to an open channel between a roadside storm water...Saturday, 1 March 2014 - 6:00am
Bowing to political pressure, municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte has transferred a deputy chief engineer from the roads department to the Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project (MSDP) as he did not "toe the line drawn by politicians" and refused to revoke the work orders already issued at the ward level...Friday, 28 February 2014 - 6:00am
If you are planning on taking on civic official/s regarding an issue for which no satisfactory action was taken, beware. Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte has ordered all the 24 ward offices to put up a detailed board outside displaying the various sections and charges applicable on citizens if...Friday, 28 February 2014 - 6:00am
A few hundred residents of Ghatkopar (West) have managed to save their only recreation ground on Wednesday by stopping the construction work of a community hall on it. The construction work was being initiated by Congress corporator Pravin Chheda. Although the residents ran from pillar to post...Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 6:00am
Santosh Dube, owner of a coaching class in Jogeshwari, has been doing the rounds of the municipal offices for some information regarding a notice he has received from the civic body. But over the last couple of days, there's been no answer as the staff are not in office. "I'm told this is because...Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 6:00am
The BMC is getting ready for the day when all the illegal hawkers in the city gain legal status. Civic activists are, however, in a state of disbelief and shock as they fail to comprehend how the city, with so little space, would accommodate so many hawkers. They are well aware that the municipal...Saturday, 22 February 2014 - 7:06am
It's official: The city will have about 2 lakh official hawkers and the BMC can do nothing but legalise them. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2014, which provides for the protection of street vendors' livelihood rights and social security, was...Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 6:00am
After dragging its feet for many months over the appointment of external auditors to survey pothole filling work, which were completed six months ago, the BMC has finally hired two third-party agencies for the job. With barely three months to go for the rains, some corporators and civic activists...Monday, 17 February 2014 - 6:00am
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