Sanjana Bhalerao is a Senior Reporter with Hindustan Times, Mumbai. She covers civic issues and governance.
Articles by Sanjana Bhalerao
After South Mumbai, Andheri, Juhu and Vile Parle face water shortage
However, officials from the hydraulic department assured that the water supply will be restored by October 28.
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Civic body to reclaim 2 acres near Girgaum Chowpatty for Mumbai’s coastal road project
Two acres near Girgaum Chowpatty, Priyadarshini Park to be reclaimed for underground tunnels
Published on Oct 22, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Mumbai civic body plans escape routes, safe room, better ventilation for coastal road
Last week, the BMC gave a final approval for the construction of the first phase (southern part) of the coastal road, estimated at more than ₹12,000 crore.
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 12:51 AM IST
Mulund dumpyard in Mumbai closed
In the absence of an alternative site, 1,000 metric tonnes of waste will be sent to Deonar and 500 metric tonnes to Kanjurmarg dumping ground.
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 02:32 PM IST
Expect taller buildings near Metro, Monorail stations in Mumbai
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning a 190-kilometre metro network across the city with Metro interchanges at Marol, Ghatkopar, Dahisar, Andheri Western express Highway
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 11:57 AM IST
Maharashtra government approves excluded part of DCPR, experts upset
FSI hike will benefit only real estate sector, experts say none of their objections were considered in the recently approved document
Published on Sep 25, 2018 01:20 AM IST
Only 4 rooftop restaurants in Mumbai are legal, says BMC
As opposed to earlier rules, hoteliers will now not be able to procure the next level of NOC, until the first one is complied with.
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Mumbai Fire Brigade wins seven medals at World Firefighters Games
The Indian team won 50 medals at the games, which included seven won by firemen from the Mumbai. Of the seven medals, three are gold and silver each, and one bronze.
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 02:07 PM IST
After ban, BMC earns ₹1.1 crore fine, collects 18,000 kg plastic
BMC claims success, but citizens say plastic making comeback.
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 09:30 AM IST
Mumbai abattoirs shut, no sale of meat in civic markets on Thursday due to Jain festival
Under a government resolution, slaughterhouses are closed and sale of meat and poultry is banned in Mumbai for two days – the fourth day of the Jain festival and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Updated on Sep 13, 2018 12:04 PM IST
Soon, book your parking space in Mumbai through this mobile app
The parking charges can be paid online and citizens will just have to show the e-invoice at the parking lot to get the space reserved for them
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 08:27 AM IST
Mumbai civic body cracks down on Ganpati pandals flouting rules
BMC will demolish pandals erected without permission and those encroaching upon roads and footpaths; Civic body to also process 6% of pending pandal applications
Published on Sep 09, 2018 12:35 AM IST
Civic nod for 1.9k Ganpati pandals in Mumbai, 258 pleas rejected
A total of 3,186 applications were submitted online to the BMC for setting up pandals on roads and footpath
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 11:20 PM IST
Mumbai’s Development Plan 2034 kicks off from Saturday
The development plan is a crucial document that will determine the city’s land use and infrastructure development for the next 20 years.
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 08:28 AM IST
Mumbai’s first-of-its-kind ‘model road’ to be in SoBo
Bellasis Road at Nagpada will have pedestrian crossings at every 75m and signboards.
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 01:02 AM IST
Ganpati pandals: Mumbai civic body extends deadline to apply to September 2
The move comes a day after BMC extended the original deadline to August 31.
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 12:46 AM IST
Year after deluge, BMC finds micro fixes for macro issues
Civic body says it is better prepared, focuses on specific areas to prevent localised flooding.
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 05:36 AM IST
RK studio sale being seen as big opportunity for realty in city
Realty experts and builders shied away from quoting an amount that the property might fetch; however, the residential property rates in Chembur, where the studio is located, are currently between Rs16,000 to Rs 18,000 per square foot, said industry experts.
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Newborn Humboldt penguin chick dies in Mumbai zoo
The zoo had planned to add the newborn to the penguin colony.
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 11:51 PM IST
BMC says 90% potholes in Mumbai fixed
According to BMC data, 2,089 complaints of potholes have been filed since June, of which 1,897 have been filled. Of the 192 pending complaints, the highest (34) are from Andheri (East), followed by Malad (21).
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 10:02 AM IST
Work on Mumbai coastal road project set to begin by October
The civic body has finalised contractors to build all three portions of the 9.98-km first phase of the road that will run along the west coast of the city.
Published on Aug 19, 2018 12:55 AM IST
Mumbai DP map goof-up: BMC marks plots in sea, nullahs
In addition, in all the maps for island city, western and eastern suburbs, sea colour and natural water course is shown in different colours, creating confusion.
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Live it up: Greater Mumbai debuts at No 3 in Ease of Living survey
City scores big in open spaces, land use and compactness, identity and culture; low on job and economy; 3 cities from MMR in top 10
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 05:10 AM IST
Mumbai civic body to accept prints of applications for Ganeshotsav pandals
The issue was raised by the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshostsav Samanvay Samiti, the umbrella body of Ganesh mandals in the city.
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 01:22 AM IST
Mumbai’s second-largest landfill to shut in October
The civic body does not yet have an alternative site where it can dump the 2,000 metric tonnes of waste that currently goes to Mulund every day
Published on Aug 08, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Mumbai civic body to fix 77 chronic waterlogging spots from October
Work orders for 16 spots have already been given while 61 are in the tendering process
Published on Aug 05, 2018 12:17 AM IST
Mumbai has 83% water stock in dams, 3 of 7 lakes overflow
The water stock on Monday was 12,05,597 million litres, compared to 12,51,102 million litres on July 15 last year.
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 12:33 AM IST
Mumbai’s pothole horror: Concrete the w(hole)some solution
BMC picks low-cost, non-durable and high maintenance asphalt over expensive, durable and low maintenance concrete. The result is for all to see.
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 11:40 AM IST
Spotted illegal parking in Mumbai? Log complaints on BMC website, helpline
The civic body is planning to set up a special parking authority for the city, as per Development Control and Promotion Regulations 2034, to regulate this issue.
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 11:11 AM IST
After Metro spots flood in south Mumbai, MMRC agrees to take action
Areas that are not flood-prone traditionally got water-logged following heavy rainfall, as a result of the Metro-3 work.
Published on Jul 13, 2018 12:31 PM IST