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  • Mumbai: BMC proposes 2.66 FSI for island city

    While island city is a gold mine for builders and developers, there is more good news for them, as well as for residents. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to give 2.66 floor space index (FSI), comprising additional FSI of 1.33. The BMC has also proposed uniform transferable development right (TDR) of .8 to development projects.

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    Mumbai: BMC appeals government to revoke decision of shutting 231 schools

    Mumbai: In an attempt to save the education of over 40,000 students, the civic education department has appealed to the state to revoke its decision of shutting 231 schools. These schools have been declared unauthorised by the state but the civic education committee has requested to grant these schools some time to fulfill their pending procedures.

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    Mumbai: Business Incubation Center proposal is ‘not taken’ in Standing Committee

    Mumbai: The proposal of Business Incubation Center, which the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was all set to launch with the help of IIT Bombay’s Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was not taken by the chairman after it was presented in the Standing Committee on Wednesday.

  • Mumbai: BMC to outsource ICU hospital beds to private medical staff

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday sanctioned a proposal in the standing committee to outsource services of a private medical staff for nearly 150 intensive care unit beds in 12 hospitals located in the suburbs. The outsourcing of the medical staff will be done to the tune of Rs 23 crore.

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    50 percent Mumbaikars facing mental health issues: BMC study

    Mumbai: According to a recent study conducted by the public health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealed that more than 50 per cent of patients visiting to the major civic hospitals are diagnosed with hypertension and mental-health problems.

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    Mumbai: 112 officials not qualified enough to take care of over 25 lakh trees, fear tree activists

    Mumbai: Tree activists and environmentalists from the city have alleged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) does not have enough qualified tree officers in its garden department to protect green cover of the city. This comes after the BMC submitted a list of 112 qualified staff to the Supreme Court (SC) in its garden department who look after tree-related matters in Mumbai and assist the Municipal Commissioner.

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    Mumbai: 23 International BMC schools set to start from June 15

    Mumbai: Around 23 international Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools will be started by civic education department by June 15. These schools will provide free education from Class 1 to 10 and will focus on mother tongue languages like Marathi, Hindi or Urdu along with English.

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    Mumbai: BMC’s bid to remove illegal toxic chimneys in Zaveri Bazaar fails

    Mumbai: The Bhuleshwar civic ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has outsourced the work to remove illegal toxic chimneys standing tall at dangerous spots in Zaveri Bazaar. However, even after hiring workers the illegal chimneys continue to exist.

  • Mumbai: Now, plastic ban awareness for civic wards too

    Mumbai: Practice what you preach is what the civic chief Ajoy Mehta has decided to execute. As after the state-wide ban on all plastic bags, thermocol, Mehta has instructed all ward officers to not use plastic in office. Mehta has asked Assistant Commissioner of all 24 wards to put warning board outside each ward creating awareness about the recent plastic ban. Also, he has asked his officials to use a glass jar

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    MRI Death: Ward boy, aaya found guilty for tragedy

    Mumbai: The BMC has submitted the internal committee report of the BYL Nair hospital accident that had killed a 32-year-old man inside the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. A senior official said as per the CCTV footages, the ward boy and ‘aaya’ have been found responsible. Moreover, the civic body would also check on the other issues of security lapses including overcrowding. “The report also indicates that when the incident took place

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    Mumbai: Edible ice from street vendors contaminated with Escherichia Coli bacteria, shows BMC Survey

    Mumbai: The BMC recently conducted a survey in which it collected around 410 samples of edible ice which revealed that more than 90 per cent edible ice samples collected were contaminated with the Escheria coli (E. coli) bacteria. Out of 410 samples of edible ice collected from street vendors, shops and restaurants between March 1 and 31, 400 samples tested positive for E. coli.

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    Mumbai: BMC decides to issue separate property tax bill to individual flat owners and shopkeepers

    Mumbai: To increase the assessment and collection of property tax, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to issue separate property tax bills to individual flat and shopkeeper owners. According to Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, The Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) remarked, “Earlier due to combined property tax bills been issued in the name of a building or to a registered society then payment usually been delayed due to various reason. In such cases

  • Mumbai: Metro VI stalls BMC plan to develop crocodile basking place at Powai Lake

    Mumbai: The BMC planned to develop Crocodile basking place in Powai Lake, due to existing natural habitat of crocodiles over there. However, the plan had been stalled due to ongoing Mumbai Metro 6 project (Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg line) said civic chief Ajoy Mehta in a written statement presented before standing committee on Wednesday.

  • Mumbai: Worli promenade to be beautified with new palm trees

    Mumbai: The Worli civic ward of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planted total 66 tall palm trees on the Worli promenade to beautify the entire stretch with green cover. According to Amol Vasaikar one of the civic official of the ward various residents and also the Advance Locality Management people approached them to plant uniform trees over there.

  • Mumbai: All 500 law candidates fail BMC’s entrance exam

    Mumbai: The legal department of the BMC has been facing an acute staff crunch for the last few years and to fill the 16 vacant posts, entrance exams were held recently. Interestingly, all the 500 candidates who appeared for the entrance exams in September 2017 failed to  get the required pass  percentage.

  • Bhopal: BMC to come up with 7 new fire stations

    Bhopal: In wake of recent fire incidents in the city, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is all set to set up as many as seven new fire stations to ensure timely service and response. The civic body currently operates ten fire stations and that these new seven stations will help the authorities to provide timely service in wake of any incident.

  • Mumbai’s milestones will be made online, soon

    Mumbai: A seven-foot art installation will come up behind the iconic St Thomas Cathedral with a plaque that will have information about all important milestones and their respective locations.

  • Mumbai: Doctors from Cooper Hospital remove huge fibroid from woman’s uterus

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run civic hospital Cooper of Juhu performed surgery on a 36-year-old female (name withheld) and removed fibroid utreus tumor on Monday. According to the hospital Dean Ganesh Shinde, “The team of expert doctors performed two hours surgery and removed around 3 kilogram tumor from her stomach. In addition, they ensured her condition is stable.”

  • Sena wins Sion bypoll, tally in BMC rises to 94

    Mumbai : The ruling party Shiv Sena bagged the by-election poll of civic ward number 173 of Sion Pratiksha Nagar. The poll result was declared on Saturday with Sena candidate Ramdas Kadam winning the seat against Congress candidate Sunil Shetye by a margin of  more than 845 votes. The seat became vacant after the sudden demise of Sena corporator Pralhad Thombare. 71-year-old Thombare  died due to massive heart attack in January 2018.