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BMC to allow immersion of Ganesha idols at Gateway of India jetty

Civic officials said that there was a requirement of creating an immersion spot at the end of south Mumbai since there are no nearby immersion spots in that area, the closest one being at Girgaum Chowpatty

Mumbai, India - September 1, 2020: BMC staff carry the Lord Ganesha Idol for immersion during last day of immersion on Anant Chaturdashi at Gateway of India in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 03, 2022 12:54 AM IST

Cut the noise this Ganeshotsav!

The festive season was ushered in earlier this month with a few, albeit boisterous, pandals celebrating Janmashtami

The state government has appointed teams to check noise levels throughout the festival; officials will work with a BMC-appointed taskforce at municipal wards on visarjan day and popular procession spots (HT photo)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 12:36 AM IST

2,284 mandals given permission for Ganapati this year

According to the civic data, the BMC has received 3,487 applications, out of which 491 have been rejected at various levels and 562 applications have been reported of duplication

The data also states that the number of applications received this year is much more than past two years, when Ganeshotsava was restricted in Mumbai owing to pandemic-induced restrictions (VIjay Bate)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 09:43 PM IST

BMC to miss 1,080 crore in revenue as state defers property tax hike

The last property tax hike was implemented in 2015, following which the next revision was due in 2020.

Meanwhile, political analysts have coined the decision of deferring tax hike as a political move. (Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Go easy on these bridges during Ganeshotsav

In anticipation of a huge turnout of people during Ganeshotsava, after a gap of two years due to the pandemic-induced lockdown, and past mishaps, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has put out a list of 13 bridges in Mumbai and the suburbs where overcrowding should be avoided as they are in a precarious condition

Aerial view of the rail over bridge at Chinchpokli (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 12:57 AM IST

8,437 establishments issued notice for mosquito breeding spots

In the wake of the monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 8,437 resident and commercial establishments for not controlling mosquito breeding spots

Every monsoon, the insecticide department of the BMC carries out a ward-wise inspection of all the private, commercial, and public spaces within their jurisdiction to ensure there are no active breeding spots on their premises (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 26, 2022 12:41 AM IST

Anxious Borivali residents on house-hunt

The R-central ward sent notices to eight buildings in Borivali, asking residents to vacate their homes in seven days, after the structures were declared dangerous

Residents of Trilok Kripa, one of the eight dilapidated buildings, vacating their houses at Borivali (East) on Wednesday. (Vijay Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 24, 2022 11:44 PM IST
ByLinah Baliga & Pratip Acharya

BMC issues 3-day deadline to raze 3 dilapidated buildings in Borivali society

Mumbai: A day after the 44-year-old dilapidated building in Om Shree Geetanjali Nagar Society, Borivali West, came crashing down, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered razing of three more buildings in the same society that are in poor condition

Mumbai, India - August 19, 2022: Residents of nearby and adjacent buildings vacate their houses after a vacant and dilapidated Gitanjali building collapsed, at Borivali, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, August 19, 2022. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 20, 2022 07:26 PM IST

44-year-old building declared unfit for habitation comes crashing down, no casualties

No casualty was reported in the incident as residents rushed out after the building started shaking and vibrating around 10am.

Fire brigade personnel at the site after a vacant and dilapidated Gitanjali building collapsed at Borivali area (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2022 12:31 AM IST

Maximum pothole complaints reported from Western suburbs: BMC data

The incident took place at a carriageway flyover on the WEH opposite the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).

The spot where the Andheri couple died on Wednesday (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 12:10 AM IST

BMC to go full throttle against hoteliers on usage of plastic materials

Mumbai: After acting against shops and small-scale commercial establishments, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now decided to go against restaurants and hotels that use single-use plastic for their daily business operations

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): A heap of garbage and plastic bags seen in the open drain at Taimoor Nagar in view of ban on single-use plastic, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Ishant Kumar)
Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:42 AM IST

I-Day over, housing societies aim to preserve the tricolour

The significance of the tricolour does not end with the occasion on which it is unfurled

Residents of Evershine housing society in Thakur village gearing up for the 76th Independence Day celebrations HT Photo
Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:44 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Mulund building collapse: Roof gives way, killing old couple

Mumbai: Two senior citizens lost their lives after the ceiling of a residential structure in which they resided came down on Monday evening

Mumbai, India - August 15, 2022: Two senior citizens died after the ceiling portion from the first floor of the ground-plus-two Moti Chhaya Building collapsed on Monday evening at Mulund (East), in Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 15, 2022. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 12:27 AM IST

How Mumbai celebrated India’s 75th anniversary of Independence

The Zaver Mahal building, where Gupta resides, was illuminated backed by BMC’s logistics. Gupta and other residents arranged for the power supply.

Mumbai, India - August 15, 2022: Students of Anjuman-E-Islam School and College celebrate 75th Independence Day, at CSMT, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 15, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:54 AM IST
ByPratip Acharya and Linah Baliga, Mumbai

Har Ghar Tiranga: Citizens worry about the fate of tricolour after I-Day celebration

Mumbai: With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) distributing more than 41 lakh national flags to people over the past two weeks as part of the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, concerned Mumbaiites now worry about the fate of these flags, once the independence day celebration is over

Mumbai, India - August 14, 2022: Girls in traditional attire along with specially abled people, military personnel and NSG commandos participate in a rally as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign to mark the 75th anniversay of India's Independence Day celebrations near Kalina Military Camp, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 14, 2022. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times) (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 15, 2022 12:42 AM IST

40 visually impaired youngsters create 75 feet long eco-tricolour

Mumbai: To mark India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations, as many as 40 visually impaired children created a 75 feet long national flag of India in four hours

40 visually impaired youngsters create 75 feet long eco-tricolour
Published on Aug 15, 2022 12:35 AM IST

BMC to shell out 7 crore to fill potholes

P Velrasu, additional municipal commissioner (Projects), said that the BMC will issue the work order before Ganesh Utsav and the work will begin soon after.

According to senior civic officials, the Geo-Polymer mix is a combination of sand, stone and polymer that will be used in filling the potholes. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 12:49 AM IST

For the first time, fire brigade appoints female station officers

The two promoted officers, Sunita Khot and SV Bhor, were working as Assistant Station Officers. The two officers have been serving in the brigade for the past 10 years

Hemant Parab, Chief Fire Officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) said that this year, 23 MFB officials were promoted (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 12:05 AM IST

After residents refuse, BMC to bear the cost of illuminating Marine Drive buildings

The civic body has earmarked a R50 lakh-budget to illuminate 28 private buildings in the heritage precinct.

Apart from residential buildings, commercial establishments and hotels on the promenade will also be illuminating their properties at their own cost. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:42 AM IST

Bandra fort walkers fear landslide

Mumbai: The craggy hillside adjoining the walkway built behind Castella De Aguada, popularly known as the Bandra Fort, has left walkers worried about the possibility of landslide during the monsoon

Bandra fort (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:40 AM IST

BMC to build FOB at Hindmata Junction

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to build a foot-over bridge (FOB) at the Hindmata Junction in Central Mumbai to further ease people’s woes during waterlogging incidents

Traffic stuck at Hindmata during heavy rains in Mumbai.(File image) (Kunal Patil/HT)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 12:29 AM IST

Citizens to monitor BMC’s 5,800 crore road concretisation work

The Mumbai Citizen’s Forum (MCF) is a citizen’s association group formed by former police commissioner Sanjay Pandey and has close to 200 active members

Members of this forum said that they will deploy volunteers across the city to monitor road works on a regular basis (Vijay Bate)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:04 PM IST

Patriotism at a cost for Marine Drive residents

The A ward of the BMC that covers Colaba and Marine Drive has sent letters to residents of art-deco buildings on Marine Drive urging them to light up their buildings to mark Independence Day

Another local resident, requesting anonymity, said that more than 20 buildings in the area have declined the proposa (Bhushan Koyande)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 01:00 AM IST

Contractor fined 31,000 after road cracks open in 2 months

After the road-cracking incident, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Mulund, Mihir Kotecha demanded that the road contractor be blacklisted.

A view of the road condition and traffic at Mulund Check Naka. (Representative image) (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 11:50 PM IST

Fire Brigade to probe reason behind Wadia Hospital fire

On August 5, a level-2 blaze erupted in the hospital, which eventually spread to the first and second floors of the building.

Fire Brigade personnel try to douse the fire at the chidren's Wadia Hospital, Parel (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 11:23 PM IST

Despite cancellation of several infra projects, work on Malabar tree-top walkway continues in full swing

BMC had proposed a 700-meter-long treetop walkway in the upscale Malabar Hill neighbourhood in South Mumbai last year.

An artist’s view of the walkway.
Published on Aug 06, 2022 11:22 PM IST

In absence of elected representatives, local issues may remain unresolved

The delay in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls by four to six months could affect the civic governance as there would be no elected representatives for almost a year

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation building HT Photo
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 12:59 AM IST
ByLinah Baliga and Pratip Acharya, Mumbai

BMC wants 114-yr-old Holy Cross to be relocated for bridge widening

The plot on which the cross stands fall under the Vacant Land Tenant (VLT) policy of the BMC under which, the civic body leased out plots to private owners before independence

Mumbai, India - August 05, 2022: Cross of Jesus Christ, a common symbol for Christians relocated by BMC officials at Mahim Causeway, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, August 05, 2022. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 12:39 AM IST

BMC adds new clauses in tender process to keep local contractors away

According to the eligibility clauses mentioned in the latest tender document, the BMC stated that contractors must have experience in civil engineering road works in the state and national highways

Further, he added that when they allow contractors to take up joint-ventures, most of the local contractors become eligible, which eventually affects the quality of work (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 09:05 PM IST

BMC wants additional manpower to tackle hawker menace in SoBo

Mumbai: In a bid to tackle the hawker menace in south Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to hire manpower from external agencies like NGO, and manpower supplying firms to remove illegal hawker encroachment from various public spaces

Mumbai, India - Feb. 11, 2020: Hawkers on the footpath around Phoenix Mill in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times) (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 12:26 AM IST
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