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2nd edition of BMC PROalt39s book released by Mayor

Mayor : The second edition of BMC PRO Saudagar Jadhavalt39s book alt39 Public Relations and Local Self Government Insitutionsalt39 was released on May 28, at the hands of Mayor Sh

raddha Jadhav in Mumbai. Jadhav lauded Saudagar the BMC PROs long experience in the field and said that he has enumerated the use of public relations in public interest lucidly in his book. Ranjeet Chavan, Managing Director of All India Local Self Government Body said public relation officers act as shields of the respective organizations where they work.

They act as the connecting link between the people and the organization. He also added that the book will prove to be very helpful and an ideal reference for public relation officers. He praised Jadhav for removing time from his daily chores and putting together this wonderful book with valuable experience to back it.

Civic chief takes stock of disaster control unit

Mumbai: BMC Commissioner Subodh Kumar took stock of BMCalt39s disaster preparedness on Thursday by visiting the BMCalt39s disaster Control Unit. Kumar sought information on management aspect of the disaster control unit, the different channels of information collection and planning. He also asked the employees to imbibe from past experiences while dealing with different agencies and gathering information. Chief officer Mahesh Narvekar of the disaster management cell informed about the modus operandi used during last year. The commissioner also asked employees to take care and avoid any confusion while handling telephones lines established for receiving citizensalt39 complaints, hotlines connected to BMC department officesalt39 and wireless units.

5 acquitted in murder case

Mumbai: A fast track court in Sewri acquitted five accused who were allegedly involved in murdering Sunil Jadhav a resident of Govandi. The brother of the deceased registered a complaint against the five accused in October 2010. Advocate Wahab Khan, the defense counsel said, ” As per the FIR, it has been alleged that the accused and the deceased were playing cards in a garden, and due to some old enmity, the accused allegedly murdered Sunil.” Advocate Khan further said, ” total five witnessed were examined in the court, but due to the lack of evidence all the five were acquitted in the case.”

Burglar decamps with jewellery

Mumbai: In a broad day light burglary, an unidentified person decamped with gold and other valuables collectively worth over Rs. 12 lakh from a housing society in Vile Parle west on Thursday, police said.

The victim Vinod Parekh 58, a share market agent and a resident of New Vrindavan Society had left his house around 3.00 pm to attend a wedding. On returning around 9 pm, he found that some person broke into his house. Gold and silver valuables, three mobile phones, four watches and a laptop collectively worth Rs. 12.15 lakh were burgled from his house.

Traffic project with Lico under study

Mumbai: Taking cue from New York, traffic in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai will soon be controlled. As part of the pilot project, traffic from south to north and north to east will be diverted onto to independent fly- overalt39s and then routed out of the city. A proposal in this regard has been submitted by American consulting company Lico and has been accepted by the state government.

The Nhava Sheva link road will be key in this project. Till this new highway is ready a new plan to join the western and eastern regions is also in the pipeline. Once this project takes off major traffic snarls in the city will be eased, said urban development secretary TC Benjamin, who just returned from a visit to the USA. More than a dozen bridges are already under construction in Mumbai at the moment and the sea link too is in operation but there is no respite from massive traffic jams.

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