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    Mumbai: From now on, BMC to keep an eye on service vehicles

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made vehicle-tracking monitoring systems (VTMS) mandatory for all its vehicles in order to curb malpractices. These vehicles include debris, garbage, silt-dumping vehicles and water tankers, which will be tracked by the civic staffers. A total of 7,811 vehicles, operating for various departments, will be covered by the system.

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    BMC to employ more lifeguards in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Fire Brigade have decided to hire skilled lifeguards from reputed private agencies to step up the security on the Mumbai beaches. As of now, the strength of lifeguards is 36 and the civic body is set to up the number to 93.

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    Mumbai: Shatabdi Hospital gets nod to set up Ambedkar’s statue

    Mumbai: The civic-run Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal Hospital) has finally got the approval of setting up a full-size statue of Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.  On October 9, the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation approved the proposal which was floated by Gopal Shetty, Member of Parliament (MP) for building a statue of Dr Ambedkar in the hospital premises. The approval came in correspondence with the Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta. The

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    Mumbai: NGO raises questions over drop in malnourished BMC schools kids

    Mumbai: An Right To Information (RTI) query by the non-governmental organisation, Praja Foundation, on the health status of children in anganwadis and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools, yielded this startling reply on Monday: There were no malnourished children in anganwadis and municipal schools in 2016-17. The number of malnourished children dropped from 64,681 in 2015-16 to 0 in 2016-17, with a heavy, 84 per cent drop in underweight children.

  • Mumbai: BMC may have to tap into water stock reserves

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may have to dip into its reserve water stock in its lakes to see through the year. The decision had to be taken due to scanty rainfall this year.  However, that would not happen without the state government’s nod since one of the two lakes is out of the civic body’s jurisdiction.

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    Mumbai: Biometric attendance for BMC staff back from Nov 1

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to bring back its biometric attendance system for its employees after a gap of five months. Come November 1, biometric attendance for civic employees will be man­d­atory, it was decided at the monthly review conducted by body chief Ajoy Mehta.

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    Mumbai: ‘Our Tree Authority is legal’, BMC tells Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday claimed its Tree Authority (TA) is legal and is formed within the framework of relevant laws. The civic body’s defence comes after its TA was declared illegal in April this year.  A division bench headed by Justice Shantanu Kemkar was further informed that the TA was doing no illegal act by allowing felling of hundreds of trees in the city for various development projects.

  • Mumbai: BMC approves over 10,000 hawking pitches across city

    Mumbai: After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) began marking hawking zones from Borivali earlier this week, the civic body on Friday approved more than 10,000 hawking pitches across the city. These areas are in Borivali, Kurla, Chembur, Dahisar and Malad, and these hawking pitches will be allotted through a lottery system.  The town vending committee (TVC) approved the hawking pitches which are 1×1 sqmetre in size and had received approval from the

  • 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 reconstruction work on just one bridge.

  • Mumbai: BMC to begin resurfacing of 1,343 roads from next week

    Mumbai: Starting next week, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will start reconstruction and resurfacing of 1,343 roads. The process will begin after the civic body gets permissions from the traffic department. Earlier, the civic body had planned to resume road reconstruction and resurfacing from October 1, but it could not begin since there was delay in getting permissions from the traffic department.

  • Mumbai: First swine flu case reported in the city

    Mumbai: Even as monsoon is slowly withdrawing from the city, but it is still facing the menace of the mosquito-borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue. Additionally, in September, the first case of H1N1 has been reported in Mumbai, whereas the cases of dengue has increase from 3721 in September 2017 to 4635 in September 2018. On Thursday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released its status report of monsoon-related diseases in the

  • Mumbai: Authorities turn blind eye as mass debris dumping goes on in mangrove areas

    Mumbai: Since last week, dumping of mass debris is being carried out along the Mahim Causeway coast to Bandra Reclamation. The same activity is also being done under the flyovers of Bandra and the authorities have been caught napping, with no punitive action beng taken against the offenders. Worse still, the officials are not aware of the parties responsible for dumping the mass debris.

  • Sewri TB hospital row: Nurses go on flash strike to protest coworkers’ suspension

    Mumbai: A week after the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had suspended one nurse and transferred three others from the Sewree Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital for allegedly throwing out seven minors along with their parents from the hospital, several nurses from the hospital went on a flash strike on Thursday.

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    Mumbai: BMC outsources beach cleaning from Siddhivinayak to Mahim

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed the appointment of a private contractor, a ‘coastal cleaner’, for the next six years to undertake the cleaning of the 4.5km stretch of beach between Dadar and Mahim at an estimated cost of Rs 11.66 crore. The proposal will be tabled at the upcoming standing committee meeting for final approval.

  • 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 Engineers Pvt. Ltd and M/s Akshay Enterprises.

  • Mumbai: BMC marks first hawking zone at Borivali this year

    Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken the first step after a whole year to allot dedicated places for hawkers. The BMC has begun marking hawkers’ spots in the suburban Borivali. It is, as of now, the first and the only place that the BMC has marked the hawking zones.

  • Mumbai: BMC’s unisex e-toilets near Gateway of India

    Mumbai: After the launch of an integrated toilet at Marine Drive promenade,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are likely to launch three electronic or e-toilets opposite opposite Radio Club at the Gateway of India on October 6. The e-toilets will be sponsored and maintained by the Lions club.  Speaking to the Free Press Journal, a senior civic official from Solid Waste Management department said, “The user has to insert a Rs 5 coin

  • Job racket: Thane cops arrest four

    Thane: The Thane crime branch police unit-1 have busted a fake job racket in Thane. The accused duped 36 victims to the tune of Rs 54 lakh by promising lucrative jobs at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) office. Four men – Dattprasad Dhuri, Rahul Kelkar, Prakash Gaikwad and Aniket Rane – have been arrested while their accomplice Priya Gaikwad is absconding.

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    Mumbai: BMC shuts Mulund dumping ground from today

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has permanently closed down the Mulund dumping ground from Monday. The decision was taken since the dumping ground reached to its maximum capacity and more waste cannot be dumped over there.

  • Domicile compulsion upsets Mumbai’s fisherfolk

    Mumbai: Fisherfolk were the first inhabitants of Mumbai city who are engaged in their age-old fishing business to earn a livelihood. Despite being the original inhabitants of the city, they have been asked to submit Domicile Certificates (DC) similar to other hawkers by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) so as to continue their daily work and avoid any action.

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