Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • BMC won’t import cold mix to fill potholes anymore, to save `151 per kg with own production unit at Worli

    Mumbai : The Roads Department under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)has decided to produce cold mix at their own asphalt plant of Worli. A proposal of upgradation of the asphalt plant was tabled before the standing committee members on Saturday which received approval after much discussion. Therefore, now in this monsoon itself BMC will have its own cold mix to fill potholes.

  • Mumbai: Now, use Google Maps to find nearest public toilet!

    Finding public toilet when you need one is quite difficult, but in a move by BMC it will be easy now. Now, people can find public toilets on Google Maps. How is it possible? The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finished mapping 3,465 toilets across Mumbai on Google Maps.

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    Can’t delete father’s name from child’s birth certificate: BMC to HC on singler mother’s plea

    Mumbai: The city civic body has told the Bombay High Court that it has no powers to delete a birth or death-related entry from its records while responding to a single mother’s plea seeking a birth certificate for her child without the father’s name. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s birth registration department filed an affidavit in the court yesterday, stating that it did not have the authority to issue a birth certificate in

  • After 2 years, BMC gets bidders for 2nd phase of Flora Fountain restoration

    Mumbai : After delay of almost two years, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finally got bidders for the 2nd phase of restoration of the 153-year-old Flora Fountain. The civic body earlier floated the tender six times, however, they failed to get any eligible bidder for the work as the bidding cost was much high than the estimated cost. “However, now after seventh time we have managed to get a bidder who

  • Plastic ban: Mumbaikars will now have to junk their garbage bags

    Mumbai : Mumbaikars will soon not be allowed to use plastic bags and bins used to keep waste in their houses. Usually, citizens use plastic dustbin and bags to ensure that the waste is collected at one place easily. However, following plastic ban across Maharashtra state soon the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Solid Waste Management (SWM) department to enforce Mumbaikars to junk polyethylene bags and plastic bins which they usually use to

  • JJ College of Architecture wants to revive its exchange programme with Italy

    Mumbai: It was just a day after B V Doshi—an alma mater of JJ College of Architecture, was named as 2018 recipient of Pritzker Prize, there was a masterclass in JJ College conducted by Consulate General of Italy. This class was part of the three-day event— Italian Design Day and was delivered by Architect Gennaro Cassiani. Stefania Costanza, Consul General of Italy in Mumbai introduced the session by remembering Doshi’s work and

  • Thousands of Mumbaikars to take to the streets for rivers

    River March is a citizen’s movement working for rejuvenation of the four Rivers of Mumbai. The 4-year-old movement has resulted in state government recognising the need for an action plan for the treatment of Mumbai rivers and have also allocated funds for it.

  • HC puts BMC’s ‘open terrace’ policy up for scrutiny

    Mumbai : In a major setback for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Bombay High Court on Friday said the “open terrace policy” introduced by the civic body needs a close “scrutinisation.” The HC accordingly directed the three-member Judicial Committee to examine if the policy violates the rights of occupants as contemplated under the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and other ownership laws.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: “If terrace was illegally occupied, how was license given”, HC asks BMC

    Mumbai: Bombay High court on Monday reprimanded Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) lawyer and sought an explanation on “if terrace was illegally occupied, how you could give a license to operate even an eating house at the premises?” The question was followed by the Ex top cop Julio Rebeirro’s PIL filed in Kamla Mills tragedy case.