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    Mumbai: 3 months into plastic ban, BMC collects Rs 1.1 crore in fines

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected a total of Rs 1.1 crore in fines in the first three months of the plastic ban implemented by the Maharashtra government. The civic body has confiscated over 18,600 kilos of plastic so far. Interestingly, no part of the fine has been collected from citizens, only from businesses and bulk plastic producers.

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    Digital Service: PAPs can be given houses online

    Mumbai: To eliminate delay in the distribution of houses to Project-Affected Persons and complete projects like road widening, laying of water or sewer pipelines and other works within deadlines, the BMC has gone online from Thursday. Under its ease-of-doing-business plan, the corporation has introduced in-house software to decentralise the process of house distribution for PAPs. Earlier, this was handled by the BMC’s central body of assessment department. But now, this will be

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    Mumbai: Several areas of Juhu, Andheri, Santacruz, Bandra face complete water cut on September 25

    Mumbaikars brace yourself for water cuts, as a major part of western suburbs will be facing water woes on September 25. The western suburbs will have to face complete water cut from the morning of September 25 till 10 am the next day. According to Hindustan Times, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will cut the water supply as the hydraulic department works on connecting a water pipeline running from Powai to Veravali

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    Power Project: BMC’s waste-to-energy plant at Dadar stalled

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s plans to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Dadar has been kept on hold. Supposedly, the talks broke due to the reluctance of its own department to provide land for the project. According to civic officials, the environment department of BMC had planned to set up a waste-to-energy plant by using all the wet waste produced at the Meenatai Thackeray flower market in Dadar. Had the

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    Andheri Bridge Collapse: Gokhale Bridge likely to be demolished in two phases

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is mulling a two-phased demolition of Andheri’s Gokhale Bridge, a section of which had collapsed on July 3, killing two people. Civic officials said they could not afford to shut down the crucial east-west connector bridge altogether.

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    Elected ‘netas’ cannot hold civic bodies to ransom: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Hitting out at elected representatives for illegal activities, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court said they must not cripple the functioning of any municipal corporation for their vested political interests. The HC further said, by indulging in illegal activities, the representatives are betraying the mandate of the democratic process.

  • Mumbai: Pankaja Munde top BMC dues defaulter

    Mumbai: Several residents of the upmarket 31-storey high rise, Shubhada Co-op Housing Society at Worli, in which several politicians, ministers and bureaucrats have apartments and shops, owe crores of rupees to the BMC in property tax dues. The top defaulter is Pankaja Munde, minister for rural development, women and child welfare, who owns three retail outlets — Shop Number 13 (NV Distilleries Ltd), No14 (Shetkari Baliraja Sakhar Karkhana Ltd) and Shop No 15

  • Bhopal: BMC removes Congress flags, banners taking plea of property defacement

    A day ahead of the proposed Congress president Rahul Gandhi road show, political atmosphere in the state capital remained fully charged up on Sunday. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed Congress banners, flags, flex, cut-outs of party leaders from nooks and corners of the city taking plea of Defacement of Property Act.

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    Mumbai: BMC acquires disputed land near Byculla zoo

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Friday, finally acquired the seven acres of disputed land which had been leased to Mafatlal Mills. After the lease expired in 2012, BMC wanted the land back, but Mafatlal Mills submitted a plea in Bombay High Court (HC), claiming rights on the land. However, the court rejected the plea on August 16 and passed orders in BMC’s favour.

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    Mumbai: Tainted company to care for Humboldt penguins

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Tuesday, finalised the contractor for maintenance of the Byculla Zoo Humboldt penguin enclosure and the supply of fish to the birds. The Rs 12 crore contract has been awarded to M/s Highway Constructions, which had earlier been fined by the civic body for making false claims to acquire the same. The civic body had said it “did not have the technical expertise for the maintenance

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: ‘Permission for mandals hit by online glitches’

    Mumbai: In a point of order raised in the Standing Committee meeting on Tuesday, corporators claimed that glitches in the online registration system on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) website prevented Ganpati mandals from receiving permissions. The committee chairman asked the administration to pay heed to the demands and act immediately on it.

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    Denied BMC nod, yet many pandals come up

    Mumbai: Even though the BMC has denied permission to almost 300 mandals in the city, some Ganesh mandals have started erecting pandals nonetheless. Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was to intervene in the matter at a meeting on Monday with the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), the umbrella body of all the city mandals. However, the meeting was called off. “We did not receive any call. As a result, mandals will continue with

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    Exclusive care for Humboldt penguins: BMC thinking of hiring private contractor

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed the appointment of a dedicated private contractor as caretaker of the Humboldt penguins and their enclosure at Byculla zoo (Veermata Jijabai Udyan). The appointed contractor will have to provide technical staff to maintain life support systems, air conditioning systems of the enclosure, provide good food to the penguins and extra veterinarians to look after them.

  • Taking care of business: BMC to build multi-storeyed public toilets

    Mumbai : In a rather ambitious project, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to construct and maintain around 22,700 community lavatories. Mumbai will soon have multi-storeyed public toilets, the corporation has said.

  • A first of its kind dog park in South Mumbai

    Mumbai: A dedicated park for pets will soon be a reality as the civic chief has decided to okay the proposal of a dog park. It will come up in south Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade. The proposed park in a garden will be the first in the city and will be maintained by the BMC.

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    Mind matters: Soon, a hospital dedicated to your mental wellness

    Mumbai: According to a recent survey by the BMC, 1.74 lakh Mumbaikars are afflicted with mental health issues. Corporators have demanded the setting up of a dedicated hospital to treat the mentally distressed. And, now, there are plans to set up a hospital and clinics. Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre said, “The numbers of mentally ill are on the rise. It is necessary to have a dedicated hospital for them in the

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    Mumbai: SGNP to have artificial pond for visarjan

    Mumbai: The BMC began work on an artificial pond inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) from Wednesday, which will be used for immersion of idols after the conclusion of Ganeshotsav. The pond will be an alternative to the park lake and the Dahisar river.
    The move comes after River March, a citizens’ group working for rejuvenation of rivers in the city, took the civic body and SGNP officials into confidence. “The initiative