Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: BEST and BMC budget merger hits roadblock as UD department’s nod still awaited

    Mumbai: The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking will not have a common budget this year. As the proposal to bring amendment in the BEST and Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act is pending before the BJP-led state government’s Urban Development (UD) department.

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    In a first, students from civic schools participate in Int’l Finance Olympiad

    Mumbai : For the first time, over 31 students of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools have been qualified at the regional level for the International Finance Olympiad (IFO) examination. More than 120 students of civic-run schools are also competing in English, Mathematics and Science Olympiad examination and will represent India at the international level.

  • To boost development, south Mumbai needs a separate budget provision

    Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is all set to present the budget for the new fiscal year — 2018-19 — by February. South Mumbai, which comprises six civic wards and receives highest footfall, in reality falls short of budgetary allocations for development work.

  • Mumbai: BMC razes illegal constructions at 14 hotels; seals snack outlet

    Mumbai: The local civic body on Friday said it has demolished illegally-built portions at 14 hotels and restaurants and sealed a snack outlet in the last two days. “Carrying forward our crackdown against erring eateries, our squads conducted a survey on 548 restaurants/ hotels.

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    Mumbai: Corporators seek extension of six months to utilise funds

    Corporators from Mumbai have sought an extension of additional six months to utilise their development funds. Corporators failed for the second year in a row have failed to use their Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) allocated development funds, and have blamed the re-tendering for projects, which happened due to the implementation of GST.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Fire started from Mojo’s Bistro, confirms BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its reports has confirmed that the fire in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills started from ‘Mojo’s Bistro’ and spread rapidly to ‘1 Above’ restaurant. The reports stated that the fire started from the flying embers from the hookah being “illegally” served in the Mojo’s Bistro which had partially unauthorisedly covered their terrace and used all kinds of combustible materials for the construction of the same.

  • Mumbai: Standing Committee members oppose proposed list of 89,000 hawking pitches released by BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Standing Committee members on Wednesday vehemently opposed the proposed list of 89,000 hawking pitches released by the civic administration and already open for public suggestions and objections uptill January 31, 2018. However, the corporators alleged they have been kept in dark and not even been informed about it. Neither they have been involved while preparing the list. Therefore, the list should be withdrawn immediately the demand

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    Mumbai: BMC panel to hear development plan for 3 plots by month-end

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would soon start the hearing on Development Plan (DP) for three plots, primarily, 39.3 hectares in the Oshiwara District Centre, 47.37 hectares of A block in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and 27.37 hectares between LBS Marg and Mithi river in Kurla in Mumbai by January end.

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    Mumbai: BMC proposes hawking pitches near Raj Thackeray’s bungalow and MNS office, likely to stir up storm

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is almost certain to kick off a political storm with its proposal to have hawking pitches at Dadar’s Keluskar Road, which houses Raj Thackeray’s bungalow ‘Krishnakunja’. Raj-led Maharashtra Navnriman Sena (MNS) party office – ‘Raigad’ situated at Padmabai Thackrey Marg in Dadar also has 100 proposed hawking pitches. therefore, it seems these proposed pitches might create stir as MNS is well known for its violent action

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    Mumbai: BMC regularises illegal modifications at bungalows of Amitabh Bachchan, 6 others

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allegedly regularised the illegal modifications that were made at the bungalow of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and six other bigwigs. That’s as per information provided by an officer and Assistant Engineer of the P South Ward to RTI activist Anil Galgali.

  • Mumbai: Highest number of hawking zones in Andheri, SoBo has lowest

    Mumbai: All over Mumbai the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 89,000 pitches for hawkers, out of which the highest number of pitches is demarcated in Andheri east civic ward which have  8,020 hawking pitches, while the lowest number of identified pitches is in Sandhurst Road civic ward with only 802 hawking pitches. The second civic ward which have more number of pitches identified is in Borivali (each-west) ward having 4,966 hawking

  • Mumbai: BMC razes illegal construction at 135 establishments, seals 12 eateries

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has in the last two days deployed 52 squads to inspect 795 eateries across Mumbai. Out of which, the civic body has sealed 12 eateries for violation of fire safety norms and also demolished unauthorised construction at 135 establishments.

  • Mumbai: BMC shielding tainted contractors, pvt consultants, allege councilors

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Councillors slammed the civic administration during the Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday for not taking action against appointed private consultants and tainted contractors, the real culprit responsible for bad roads and potholes-ridden roads in Mumbai.