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    90% potholes repaired, Mumbai rains responsible for delay, claims BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has yet again failed to act on the pothole complaints it had received after the civic body had given itself a deadline of 48 hours to fill all potholes. It now blames the recent rainfall which didn’t allow them to meet their desired goal.

  • Highest tide of the season today; BMC ‘on alert’

    Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) expects to get more than its toes wet this Sunday, with the season’s highest high tide — 4.97metres high — forecast for this day. IMD has predicted heavy rainfall starting from Sunday.

  • Mumbai: Owing to high-tide, 9 metric tonnes of waste washes onto Marine Drive

    On Friday, residents of South Mumbai woke up and saw a huge amount of garbage piled up on the iconic coastal promenade of Marine Drive. The garbage washed onto the Marine Drive due to high tides in the sea and made it look a dump yard. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has claimed that they collected around nine tonnes of garbage from the iconic coastal promenade.

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    Mumbai: Fire erupts in Fort area; no casualties reported

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out in a two-storey building in Fort area near Ballard Pier on Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. The fire started around 11.15 am owing to short-circuit on the first floor of an old-office building, Sant Niwas, on Goa Street.

  • Mumbai: BMC stops water supply at US Club over Rs 221-crore property dues

    Mumbai: The Mumbai civic body has disconnected the water supply to an elite club whose members are mainly from the defence forces over non-payment of property tax of Rs 221 crore, an official said today. Established in 1937, the United Services Club (USC) at upscale Colaba in South Mumbai offers memberships to serving and retired officers of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

  • Mumbai: BMC to install sensor-fitted garbage bins in pits

    Mumbai: In a bid to curb the stink emanating from garbage bins placed in the open in several parts of the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to install them in pits specially dug for the purpose. Four such bins, fitted with sensors that will alert civic personnel when they get filled up, will be installed in different spots in south Mumbai as part of a pilot project.

  • Mumbai: Worli Fort, Dadar beach are the new clean-up targets

    Mumbai: Armed with a pair of gloves and a troop of 20-odd regular volunteers sometimes it even goes beyond 100 , 27-year-old Chinu Kwatra heads out every weekend, to clean up the filth generated in tonnes by us earthlings, at Worli Fort and Dadar beach.

  • Soon, free treatment for senior citizens?

    • Civic hospitals plan to have a special ward for people over 60 •Proposal awaits Standing Committee approval,

    An outpatient department, pathology laboratory and physiotherapy unit will be especially dedicated for them in the hospital. This will make it easier for them to get treatment without having to wait in line with other patients. Special staff will be appointed to tend to elderly patients.

  • Green drive? BMC to give away 25k free saplings for plantation in July

    Mumbai : In its crusade to plant more trees in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to give away as many as 25,000 tree saplings during the month of July. These can be planted in the premises of the society, private or under BMC jurisdiction, schools and colleges or commercial establishments.

  • Mumbai plastic ban: BMC now offers help finding green alternatives

    Mumbai: In a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now offering citizens help in finding companies and self-help groups manufacturing eco-friendly products through its online portal, after the plastic ban came into effect from June 23.

  • Wadala wall collapse opens Pandora’s box, more buildings may suffer similar fate

    Mumbai: The collapse of the boundary wall of Lloyds Estate in Wadala on Monday has opened a Pandora’s box, drawing attention to the safety issues faced by the adjoining buildings which have also been impacted by the excavation conducted by Dosti Realty Ltd in the Krishna Steel compound.

  • Govt makes plastic mandatory for road construction, BMC reluctant

    Plastic waste will be added to a hot mix of asphalt, commonly known as tar and other material. According to experts, plastic roads have better longevity, require less maintenance and have better water resistance as compared to roads built with conventional material.