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    Mumbai: MHADA set to revive anti-encroachment cell

    Mumbai: The anti-encroachment cell of the Mumbai Housing Board of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), which has been dormant since its inception in 2014, will soon be roused into action. A meeting was held by MHADA officials at the chamber of the newly appointed president, Uday Samant. Samant told The Free Press Journal…

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  • Mumbai: OCs for 16,000 slum rehab tenements by March ’19, says Slum Rehabilitation Authority

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has set a target to obtain occupancy certificates (OCs) for 16,000 slum rehabilitation tenements by March 2019. Besides this, it plans to create 29,225 stock houses between December 2018 and March 2019 to rehabilitate eligible slum-dwellers in Mumbai. The authority claims that so far it has given free houses to…

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  • Mumbai metro bhawan construction: MMRDA plans to take over Minister Waikar’s controversial Aarey gym

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to take over Minister of State, Housing Ravindra Waikar’s controversial Aarey gym for the proposed Metro Bhawan construction.  Moreover, the authority plans to construct a new gym nearby which can be used by everyone along with their own MMRDA officials. A senior MMRDA official confirmed and…

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    Mumbai: SRA begins biometric survey of 1.8 lakh Thane slums

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has started the biometric survey in Thane region following Mumbai. As per the SRA data, Thane has 1.80 lakh hutments, of which, biometrics of only 5,000 families is completed till now. Mahaonline, a state government agency, is conducting the survey for SRA. An SRA official stated even though biometric…

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  • Mumbai: Kalbadevi metro station work to start soon, says MMRC

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC), the executing agency for the Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ), will soon begin the construction work of Kalbadevi metro station. The agency has started an online series on Twitter, asking residents to learn more about their metro stations. Commenting on the MMRC tweet regarding the commencement of…

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  • Ambedkar memorial: MMRDA plans bhoomi pujan on December 6

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the special planning authority appointed by the state government for the construction of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar memorial on Indu Mills land has set a target to complete the shore piling and excavation work by November end. The work is being carried out on a war footing level…

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  • Mumbai: NCP wants MMRDA to take over Monorail Phase-II ops

    Mumbai: A delegation of leaders led by Sachin Ahir, Mumbai, president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), asked RA Rajeev, the additional commissioner of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), to take over the monorail Phase II (Wadala to Jacob Circle) operations, just as they did for the Mumbai Metro. “Only because they have…

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  • Monorail unused land to house a commercial hub

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to develop the Mumbai Monorail Wadala car shed land for commercial use. A senior MMRDA officer, on condition of confidentiality, revealed that the depot land would be developed on the lines of the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). “Consultant Price Waterhouse Cooper has been roped in to…

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  • Mumbai: Housing Minister seat ranks third in SRA flat ownership cases

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has identified nearly 13,000 illegal tenants who have sold, rented and gifted tenements within 10 years from the date of possession. It is a breach under the Maharashtra Slum Areas (Improvement, Clearance, and Redevelopment) Act of 1971. The Ghatkopar constituency, led by Prakash Mehta, the Maharashtra Housing Minister, ranks…

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  • Mumbai: Bridge repair, reconstruction work moves at snail’s pace

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) bridges department has recently completed the structural audit of 296 bridges with the help of three different consultants and has found 18 bridges to be in extremely bad shape and in need of immediate attention. However, the corporation has only managed to demolish three bridges so far and begin…

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  • Mumbai: SRA starts biometric survey on disputed IAF rifle stn land

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) recently started the biometric survey of slum dwellers living on the Indian Air Force (IAF) rifle land at Kalina area. As per the SRA biometric department, the land survey has been divided into four slum clusters of total 8,609 hutments. The first slum pocket with 3,452 hutments, second has…

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  • Mumbai: Seven contractors fined for faulty installation of de-watering pumps

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has slapped a fine of Rs 29 lakh on seven contractors for faulty installation of de-watering pumps at main flooding spots in the city. The seven contractors are M/s Saj Enterprises, M/s MI Trading and General Suppliers, M/s Dev Engineers, M/s Hindustan Engg Corporation, DB Infratech, M/s Mahabull Infra…

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