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  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: 10 BMC officials come under the scanner

    Mumbai: Twenty days after the Kamala Mills blaze which claimed 14 lives, Civic Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has submitted a probe report to CM Devendra Fadnavis, which states that 10 civic officials are under the scanner. In this context, he has ordered a full-fledged departmental inquiry against officers from the Building Proposal Department, the Fire Brigade —…

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  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Owner of Kamala Mills used additional FSI without approval

    Mumbai: The BMC Commissioner’s probe report on Kamala Mills fire points out the possibility of violation of Floor Space Index and alteration without approval in the Kamala Mills compound. The owner of the compound chooses additional FSI as per provision of Development Control Regulation 33(16), i.e. as per the Information Technology (IT) policy and notification of…

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    Mumbai: BMC panel to hear development plan for 3 plots by month-end

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would soon start the hearing on Development Plan (DP) for three plots, primarily, 39.3 hectares in the Oshiwara District Centre, 47.37 hectares of A block in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and 27.37 hectares between LBS Marg and Mithi river in Kurla in Mumbai by January end. A senior civic…

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    Mumbai: BMC proposes hawking pitches near Raj Thackeray’s bungalow and MNS office, likely to stir up storm

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is almost certain to kick off a political storm with its proposal to have hawking pitches at Dadar’s Keluskar Road, which houses Raj Thackeray’s bungalow ‘Krishnakunja’. Raj-led Maharashtra Navnriman Sena (MNS) party office – ‘Raigad’ situated at Padmabai Thackrey Marg in Dadar also has 100 proposed hawking pitches. therefore,…

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    Mumbai: BMC to take firm action against property tax defaulters

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner (BMC) has recently issued a new circular to take firm action against builders and developers also slum developers who are property tax defaulters. According to a senior civic official, earlier the civic corporation would disconnect the water connection of the slum rehab building, however, many a time it has been…

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    Mumbai: BMC slows down action against bulk waste generators

    Mumbai: After a lot of brouhaha being created by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Corporation (BMC) over the stringent action that would be taken against bulk generators who don’t compost their waste. Now, it seems the BMC has themselve slowed down their campaign, as hardly any serious action has been taken so far against anyone, though…

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  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena corporator Amey Ghole wants Dadar, Wadala and Matunga to be declared as no-hawking zones

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena corporator Amey Ghole has written to civic chief Ajoy Mehta to declare thirteen roads of Dadar, Wadala and Matunga as no-hawking zones. Corporator Ghole has objected on the recent proposed hawking pitches on some of the roads, including  D V Pradhan Road, Deodhar Road, Indulal Buwa marg, Kharegat, Tilak Road. His letter…

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  • Mumbai Saki Naka Farsan shop fire: Defunct electric circuit is cause of fire, says probe report

    Mumbai: The Saki Naka Bhanu farsan workshop fire occurred on December 18, 2017, killed twelve labourers was caused due ‘defective electric circuit’ states the probe report released by Rambhau Dhas, the Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday. The probe report clearly cities, “As per the observations done during site inspection, circumstantial…

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  • Mumbai: BMC plans to make city’s streets free from cattle & stray dogs in next 3 years

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to make Mumbai city free from street cattles and stray dogs, therefore civic corporation would soon set up veterinary centres. Also they  will hire eleven permanent doctors and seven doctor on contract basis at this veterinary centers which will be set up in western, central and eastern suburb…

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    Mumbai: Fire at Nagpada; BMC was blind to illicit godown

    Mumbai: Yet another fire in the city – this time, in a six storey residential building at Nagpada — but thankfully restricted to the three illegal godowns operating from the basement. But the dreadful part is that the godowns contained inflammable articles like chemical solvent bottles used for mobile glass cleaning and repairing and yarns of…

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