Sachin Unhalekar

BMC GETS TO THE ROOT OF TREE CRASHES

BMC GETS TO THE ROOT OF TREE CRASHES

Mumbai : It took two recent deaths from tree falls for the civic gardens department to write to the civic roads department, laying down t...Read More

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July 2 flooding: Kunte cracks whip on officials

Orders strict action against ward officials, contractors and staff of PWD for negligence on    a report on emergence of new flooding spots

Firemen feel let down by greenhorn officers

Firemen feel let down by greenhorn officers

Mumbai :  “We thought our officers on the ground would ensure our safety but they failed us,’’ say firemen who narrowly escaped death aft...Read More

The day firemen had to be rescued

The day firemen had to be rescued

Mumbai :  The city on Friday was spared a major tragedy rivaling the Bombay dock explosion of 1944 in which 66 firemen had perished. Than...Read More

Lotus bldg will lose OC till fire equipment is replaced

Lotus bldg will lose OC till fire equipment is replaced

OC issued to the building when it was completed with fire-fighting equipment will now be cancelled by the Fire Brigade and a fresh one wi...Read More

Pumping out water or siphoning off funds?

Pumping out water or siphoning off funds?

Several of the 253 pumps that the BMC uses at low-lying areas were found to be non-functional

If rains fail in July-Aug, brace  for water cuts till year-end

If rains fail in July-Aug, brace for water cuts till year-end

Recent downpour failed to fill lakes which are main sources of water for Mumbai

BMC wards told to quantify water in each flooding spot

BMC wards told to quantify water in each flooding spot

Mumbai :  The BMC wards have been asked to quantify the water that had accumulated in each flooding spot in the city during the last 24 h...Read More

Fire spread as no one switched off mains

Fire spread as no one switched off mains

Mumbai :  Friday’s fire at CST would not have gutted the entire South wing of the fifth floor had the employees shut off the electrical m...Read More

Minor blaze, no lessons learnt

Minor blaze, no lessons learnt

Mumbai :  Exactly two years after a devastating fire in the state secretariat claimed five lives, another fire broke out in the same buil...Read More

3 men cleaning sewer line die of suffocation

3 men cleaning sewer line die of suffocation

Mumbai :  Three labourers working in a Mulund sewer died of poisonous gases at 3 am on Sunday. The fire brigade managed to save the lives...Read More

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Rs 40 cr road project under BMC scanner

Mumbai :  An enquiry has been initiated into the Rs 40 crore project for construction of two new cement roads in K-West ward. The BMC had...Read More

Now, campaign material  even for women and kids

Now, campaign material even for women and kids

Mumbai :  Come elections and candidates indulge in buying propaganda material from the market. But this time, the accent will be more on ...Read More

BMC had warned of big danger to chawls

BMC had warned of big danger to chawls

Mumbai :  In order to avoid Vakola kind of tragedies, BMC has been time and again asking residents to move out of  dangerous buildings, b...Read More

HOUSE OF CARDS

HOUSE OF CARDS

Mumbai :  Seven people were killed and four injured on Friday morning when an abandoned seven-storey building in Vakola fell on small row...Read More

BMC ‘hires’ engineering topper, then says ‘no’ as she is overqualified

BMC ‘hires’ engineering topper, then says ‘no’ as she is overqualified

Mumbai : The BMC rejected the topper of an entrance test for junior engineers saying that she was a degree-holder whereas the post was me...Read More

Richest civic body has no money for shrouds

Richest civic body has no money for shrouds

Mumbai :  The BMC may be the richest civic body in India with its budget exceeding that of several small states but its hospitals do not ...Read More

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BMC helpline helpless against wrong numbers

Mumbai : ” I want to download songs from Rowdy Rathore”… ” Can you add channels to my set- top box”… ” A mobile recharge worth Rs. 30, pl...Read More

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