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Islam Gymkhana's alleged mismanagement of open space reaches HC bench

According to petitioner, the main violations by the Marine Drive-facing Islam Gymkhana are unauthorised construction, violation of the terms of the lease deed

The petition alleges several irregularities and mismanagement of government resources and open space by the Islam Gymkhana. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 10:02 AM IST

Internal inquiry by ward office over Banganga steps demolition raises questions

BMC appoints internal engineers to investigate Banganga steps demolition, sparking concerns. Activist calls for independent inquiry by vigilance department

Stairs of Banganga Tank damage due to JCB, at Walkeshwar. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 09:10 AM IST

BMC disconnects electricity, water of Kailash Prabhat; 60 families stay put

While 15 families have already been vacated as per an undertaking to the BMC, 60 families continued to stay put sans electricity, gas and water supply

On Monday the BMC landed up at the society between 12.45 pm and 1.30 pm and warned residents not to resist, saying that they would be arrested by the Vakola police if they did. (Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 08:51 AM IST

IIT Rourkee proposes 52MLD alternate tank behind Hanging Gardens, BMC says it can be even smaller

The alternate tank required on the plot behind Hanging Gardens till the Malabar Hill reservoir is repaired can be much less than 91MLD according to a report from IIT Roorkee

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Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:46 AM IST

Lake levels double in a week

Though the current water level is the same as last year, the 10% water cut imposed in the city on June 5 will remain in force.

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Updated on Jul 15, 2024 06:23 AM IST

Redevelopment building height restrictions set to be lifted at DN Nagar

During a meeting at Vidhan Bhavan on Thursday, the state government granted in-principle approval for the transfer of land from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at DN Nagar and from BMC to AAI in Gorai

Mumbai, India - July 15, 2023 : Aerial View of Buildings at Andheri, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 15, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 07:06 AM IST

PM Modi to perform bhoomipujan for third phase of BMCs GMLR project

PM Modi to perform bhoomipujan for BMC's GMLR Phase III at Nesco Exhibition Centre, Goregaon. 12.20 km project aims to reduce travel time between suburbs to 25 mins.

Mumbai, India - January 19, 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launches projects from MMRDA Grounds, at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Bandra (East), in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, January 19, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 06:50 AM IST

Northbound stretch of coastal road from Haji Ali to Worli to open today

The BMC had opened a 6.3-km long northbound section of the coastal road from Marine Drive to Lotus Junction in Worli via Haji Ali on June 10

Mumbai, India. Mar 12,2024: Worli to Marine Drive 9.5 kilometres of the 10.58-kilometre Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Road (Coastal Road) opened to traffic for the public on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated the first phase of the coastal road between Worli and Marine Drive on March 11.Mar 12,2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 09:04 AM IST

BMC demolish unauthorised structures of Juhu bar which served alcohol to Mihir Shah

BMC razes unauthorised constructions at Vice Global Tapas Bar in Mumbai where Mihir Shah partied before hit-and-run incident. Bar sealed for illegalities.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday demolished all unauthorised constructions on the ground floor and terrace of the Vice-Global Tapas Bar at Juhu Tara Road . (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 06:22 AM IST

Days after Andheri flyover slab collapse, no clarity on repairs

A government pleader wrote to the BMC last month, urging it to grant Hiranandani Constructions permission for commercial use of space beneath the flyover

After the July 5 slab collapse, the PWD’s building construction department wrote to HCPL to ensure it clears all the fallen slabs and submits a compliance report with photographs at the earliest. (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 09:01 AM IST

Ensure parity in lease rent between RWITC, other gymkhanas: Narwekar

Former BJP corporator Makarand Narwekar wrote to chief minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday, demanding similar discounts on lease rent for other sports clubs and gymkhanas in Mumbai

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Updated on Jul 08, 2024 07:10 AM IST

After failing many deadlines, Thackeray memorial to open in 2025

Four extensions have been given to the project already, with May 2022 as the last date of completion

Mumbai, India – July 05, 2024: Balasaheb Thackeray Rashtriya Smarak at Shivaji Park, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, July 05, 2024. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 08:06 AM IST

SoBo sees 2 banyan tree collapse deaths in 2 days

Another banyan tree collapsed in Papdy, Vasai West on Tuesday. According to fire brigade officials, no casualties were reported

A huge tree fell outside the Parel ST Depot, which killed one women. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 07:58 AM IST

Mahalaxmi Racecourse revamp: Hafeez Contractor plans 700-acre green lung

The intention is to add more green to a city infamous for its dearth of open spaces and create amenities for citizens, including cycling and jogging tracks

Mahalaxmi Racecourse revamp: Architect Hafeez Contractor plans to create 700 acres of contiguous green space
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 08:23 AM IST

2016 government circular prohibiting hoardings on highways ignored by BMC

The 2016 circular adds that despite the ministry’s policy of not allowing hoardings on national highways, they have been noticed along these roads

Mumbai, India - June 30, 2024: Holding near Western Express Highway at Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, June 30, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 09:14 AM IST

Former corporator questions 2 cr concession to RWITC

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator Makrand Narwekar pointed out that the lease rent, mentioned in the new government resolution (GR), was much lower than what was charged earlier by the state government

Mumbai, India - Jan. 12, 2013: Smoggy weather over Mumbai's skyline seen from Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, January 12, 2013. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 06:38 AM IST

Contractor, supervisor, excavator operator booked for damaging Banganga steps

BMC contractor damages heritage steps at Banganga Tank, case registered against contractor, supervisor, and excavator operator; repairs ordered

The damaged stairs of Banganga Tank. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 26, 2024 08:53 AM IST
By, Vinay Dalvi

BMC contractor damages Banganga’s heritage steps, ASI, locals livid

BMC contractor damages heritage steps at Banganga tank with JCB machine, facing backlash from ASI and GSB Temple trust for negligence

Mumbai, India - June 24, 2024: Stairs of Banganga Tank damage due to JCB, at Walkeshwar, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 24, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 25, 2024 08:46 AM IST

BMC awaits MMRDA nod to repair ‘precarious’ WEH flyover at Chakala

The BMC had taken possession of the WEH from the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) in November 2022

The VJTI audit report said that the superstructure of the flyover was in damaged/ distressed condition; the pedestals were severely damaged and in precarious condition; and major repairs and strengthening work should be carried out as per recommendations on priority (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Kailash Prabhat residents get 15 days to vacate premises on humanitarian grounds

High drama as BMC attempts to demolish Mumbai society; residents protest, gain 15-day reprieve. Uncertain future looms. Officials cite safety concerns

Residents of Kailash Prabhat CHS gathered in large numbers inside the society premises, closed off the entrance gates, and pleaded with police and civic officials for more time, even bringing out ailing residents to stress on their plight. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 09:01 AM IST

Kailash Prabhat demolition: Disconnection of water and power stalled for 2nd day

The BMC has neither issued the residents a notice for disconnection of electricity and water supply nor followed due process of law and measured all the flats

Mumbai, India - June 11, 2024: 500 residents in Kailash Parbat CHS adjacent to BKC junction to be rendered homeless, as BMC will come armed with police protection on June 19 to evict them after court ordered demolition of the C1 category building in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:58 AM IST

Court hearing delays eviction of Kailash Prabhat residents by a day

Our legal department had told us to wait for a day. We cannot take action after 6pm and hence will wait till tomorrow for disconnection

Mumbai, India - June 11, 2024: 500 residents in Kailash Parbat CHS adjacent to BKC junction to be rendered homeless, as BMC will come armed with police protection on June 19 to evict them after court ordered demolition of the C1 category building in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:19 AM IST

After a series of gaffes, Gokhale bridge, Barfiwala flyover to be merged soon

The bridges are being aligned at a cost of ₹8 crore, as per the recommendations of experts from IIT Bombay, and the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute

Mumbai, India. June 18, 2024: The construction of the Barfiwala bridge, connecting the stalled Gokhale bridge in Andheri, is in its final stage. BMC officials have stated that the work on the Barfiwala and Gokhale bridge connection will be completed by the end of next month. June 18, 2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 09:06 AM IST

BMC appoints 227 sub-engineers for road maintenance this monsoon

The engineers will “proactively find potholes on their own” and take steps to fill them within 24 hours

The BMC’s official statement declares that to keep the roads in good condition during the monsoon, it undertook pre-monsoon works and repaired the repairable roads. However, it adds, the engineers will “proactively find potholes on their own” and take steps to fill them within 24 hours
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 07:24 AM IST

Anxiety levels of Kailash Prabhat residents mount as demolition draws closer

With the civic body’s sword hanging over residents’ heads, the society with a predominantly Muslim population observed a rather subdued Bakr-Eid festival

Mumbai, India. June 17, 2024: Residents of Kailash Parbat Society outside the building. Five hundred residents of Kailash Parbat CHS, located next to the BKC junction, are set to be rendered homeless. BMC officials will arrive with police protection on June 19 to conduct the court-ordered demolition of the C1 category building in Mumbai, India. June 17, 2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:41 AM IST

Only 15% of road concretisation work completed; Chembur, Kandivali worst hit

Last week, Narkwekar wrote a letter to BMC highlighting the delay in executing CC road works and demanding actions against constrictors for the delay

The work was undertaken by the civic body last year. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 08:47 AM IST

VJTI audit in Jan 2023 had declared Kailash Prabhat “liveable and repairable”

Notably, one of the structural audits was conducted by VJTI for MMRDA as the buildings were adjacent to the Santacruz Chembur Link Road project

Mumbai, India - June 11, 2024: 500 residents in Kailash Parbat CHS adjacent to BKC junction to be rendered homeless, as BMC will come armed with police protection on June 19 to evict them after court ordered demolition of the C1 category building in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 08:50 AM IST

‘Vakola police misused power to detain us’

Vakola police detain seven Kailash Prabhat CHS residents planning silent protest against BMC eviction notice, sparking outrage over alleged abuse of power.

Mumbai, India - June 13, 2024: The residence of the Kailas Parbat building today announced a stage protest in the premises of the building, but the Mumbai Police denied permission for the protest and detained some people before the protest, 500 residents in Kailash Parbat CHS adjacent to BKC junction to be rendered homeless, as BMC will come armed with police protection on June 19 to evict them after court ordered demolition of the C1 category building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 13, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:10 AM IST

BMC’s draft hoarding policy to focus on stability, light pollution

BMC will explore whether permissions should be granted for advertisements on water, where floatels are often used to grab eyeballs on Mumbai’s coastline

Mumbai, India - May 13, 2024:Ongoing rescue operation held by Mumbai Fire Brigade, NDRF, Mumbai Police and BMC at site after billboard fall on petrol pump following wind and dust strom at Ghatkopar, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, May 13, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:39 AM IST

500 residents of Kailash Parbat stare at demolition; no help at hand

The BMC has declared that all 89 families of Kailash Parbat will be evacuated, by force if need be, on June 19th

500 residents in Kailash Parbat CHS adjacent to BKC junction to be rendered homeless, as BMC will come armed with police protection on June 19 to evict them after court ordered the demolition. (Satish Bate/HT )
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 09:20 AM IST
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