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The Maharashtra government had banned inter-state and inter-district movement to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state.(Bloomberg)

Maharashtra allows inter-district movement in Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Under Unlock 1, the Maharashrta government on Thursday decided to allow inter district movement in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region without any restrictions .
One of the members of the team involved in the process of developing Voice of Citizen said, “New features are being planned to be included in the app in the future.(HT Photo)
One of the members of the team involved in the process of developing Voice of Citizen said, “New features are being planned to be included in the app in the future.(HT Photo)

Tag the potholes away: BMC plans relaunch of plaints app

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 01:56 AM IST
Vijay Singhal, additional municipal commissioner, said Voice of Citizens had additional features compared to MCGM 24x7.
The BMC was criticised for overseeing loopholes of its system in order to improve its ease of doing business ranking.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo/ Representive image)
The BMC was criticised for overseeing loopholes of its system in order to improve its ease of doing business ranking.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo/ Representive image)

Online certificates for business: BMC will now send you OTP

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The BMC realised the importance of ensuring security through OTP system after the false certificate case was highlighted in March.
Some of the work assigned to the bridge inspection authority is being carried out by a state-level cross-organisational fact-finding committee.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo/Representative Image)
Some of the work assigned to the bridge inspection authority is being carried out by a state-level cross-organisational fact-finding committee.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo/Representative Image)

BMC to inspect Mumbai bridges older than 30 years every 3 months

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 02:46 PM IST
The then municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta had announced that a bridge inspection authority would be created to monitor inspections of BMCowned bridges.
(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

HT monsoon audit: Tree falls, open manholes, bad footpaths continue to pose a challenge in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Ahead of this monsoon, the HT audit found little evidence that things had changed for the better for pedestrians
Drain construction on at LBS Road.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Drain construction on at LBS Road.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai monsoon audit:A spot check of chronic flooding areas

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Civic body says it is better prepared this year, has worked on drains, pumps to tackle 178 of 273 flooding-prone spots across the city
It has now been forwarded to the deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) Vishwas Shankarwar, who is conducting a full-fledged departmental enquiry (FFDE), for his reference.(HT Photo)
It has now been forwarded to the deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) Vishwas Shankarwar, who is conducting a full-fledged departmental enquiry (FFDE), for his reference.(HT Photo)

No new engineers named in BMC’s latest probe report in Mumbai

HIndustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The report, prepared by the vigilance department probing the incident, was submitted to municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on Tuesday.
Praveen Pardeshi(HT Photo)
Praveen Pardeshi(HT Photo)

Governing the city from chief minister’s office undemocratic

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Mumbai got a new municipal commissioner in Praveen Pardeshi. He has since said the right words and promised Mumbaiites all the good things that a new commissioner usually does. But does the change of guard really matter?
Ajoy Mehta (left) taking charges as Maharashtra Cheif Secretary in the presence of former Chief Secretary UPS Madan at Mantralaya in Mumbai, on Monday, May 13, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Ajoy Mehta (left) taking charges as Maharashtra Cheif Secretary in the presence of former Chief Secretary UPS Madan at Mantralaya in Mumbai, on Monday, May 13, 2019.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Ajoy Mehta takes charge as Maharashtra chief secretary

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik and Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 02:48 PM IST
The former Mumbai civic body chief’s appointment to the post comes at the time, when the state is reeling under drought, tackling which will be his major challenge
Outgoing BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta (left) hands over charge to Praveen Pardeshi on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Outgoing BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta (left) hands over charge to Praveen Pardeshi on Monday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Desilting to roads, giving city a safe monsoon is our priority: Mumbai civic body’s new chief

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 11:50 PM IST
HT spoke to municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi about his plans and challenges
Praveen Pardeshi was appointed the new BMC commissioner.
Praveen Pardeshi was appointed the new BMC commissioner.

Praveen Pardeshi is BMC chief as Mehta named chief secy

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik & Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 01:09 AM IST
Praveen Pardeshi was appointed the new BMC commissioner. Pardeshi is currently the additional chief secretary to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The foot overbridge leading to CSMT collapsed on March 14, 2019.(HT Photo)
The foot overbridge leading to CSMT collapsed on March 14, 2019.(HT Photo)

How tolerant should Mumbaiites be of bad roads, unsafe bridges?

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:01 AM IST
In any other international city, the person in charge would have stepped up after an incident
Deficient rainfall last year has led to water shortfall in the catchment areas this year(HT Photo)
Deficient rainfall last year has led to water shortfall in the catchment areas this year(HT Photo)

BMC mulls 5% increase in water cuts to 15% across Mumbai from May

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 04:11 AM IST
The final decision on increasing the quantum of water cuts may be taken at the end of April
The Himalaya Foot over Bridge leading to CSMT Station collapsed in Mumbai, on March 14, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The Himalaya Foot over Bridge leading to CSMT Station collapsed in Mumbai, on March 14, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Himalaya FOB collapse: Cops to quiz civic officials who worked on the bridge in 1982

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2019 02:05 PM IST
The roles of those involved will be probed, even though many of the officials may no longer be alive, said officials from the bridges department, which is also under the scanner.
Less than seven months ago, the firm in charge of carrying out the structural audit of the bridge had declared it to be in good condition.(PTI)
Less than seven months ago, the firm in charge of carrying out the structural audit of the bridge had declared it to be in good condition.(PTI)

Damage that wasn’t controlled: Mumbai civic body expert points at corrosion at bridge that collapsed

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 03:46 AM IST
The bottom layer of the Himalaya Bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was corroded, which may have led to the collapse, according to Jaswant Arlekar, a structural consultant empanelled by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), who inspected the bridge on Friday.
The CSMT bridge was constructed by the BMC in 1988. The civic body carried out beautification, including colouring and replacing of tiles with granite, in 2016.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
The CSMT bridge was constructed by the BMC in 1988. The civic body carried out beautification, including colouring and replacing of tiles with granite, in 2016.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Mumbai bridge collapse: Safe in August 2018, crashed in March 2019

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS and Sagar Pillai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:17 AM IST
The Thursday incident where a portion of the Himalaya foot overbridge collapsed outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) has raised doubts on the credibility of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) structural audit report of 296 municipal bridges across the city.
Work in full swing for Mumbai coastal road at Worli Seaface(HT Photo)
Work in full swing for Mumbai coastal road at Worli Seaface(HT Photo)

Protest fails to make waves; Mumbai’s coastal road stays on course

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Work on exit of tunnel at Girgaum Chowpatty begins; protest on Sunday
The 2017 fire at the Kamala Mills eateries killed 14 people.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The 2017 fire at the Kamala Mills eateries killed 14 people.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Kamala Mills blaze: Three top civic officials guilty, says BMC chief

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 12:11 PM IST
The internal inquiry was headed by additional municipal commissioner Vijay Singhal, who submitted his report to civic chief Ajoy Mehta on Wednesday.
BMC Trauma Care Hospital, Jogeshwari is now under attack for botched cataract operations(HT Photo)
BMC Trauma Care Hospital, Jogeshwari is now under attack for botched cataract operations(HT Photo)

After botched surgeries, BMC wants unit head’s license revoked

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Mehta initiates inquiry against dean of parent Cooper Hospital, wants staff suspended pending probe
Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Mayor, Mumbai(HT Photo)
Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Mayor, Mumbai(HT Photo)

A gabled roof to high-tech facilities: Mumbai Mayor’s new bungalow to have it all

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The new bungalow will be two plots away from the existing bungalow for the mayor at Shivaji Park, which will now be turned into a memorial for the late Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray
An amount of Rs 1,200 crore from the budget has been allocated towards expenses owing to implementation of the 7th pay commission(HT)
An amount of Rs 1,200 crore from the budget has been allocated towards expenses owing to implementation of the 7th pay commission(HT)

7th pay commission to cost Mumbai civic body, BMC, Rs 3,000 crore

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The BMC plans cost-cutting measures after Monday’s budget allocated Rs 1,200 crore towards 7th pay commission implementation.
In the 2018-19 budget, the BMC had allocated ₹2,665.37 crore.
In the 2018-19 budget, the BMC had allocated ₹2,665.37 crore.

Mumbai civic body’s budget plan: 100 plots for your use for 1,800 crore

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Civic body plans to acquire land for playgrounds, hospitals, schools with help of incentives
Experts and citizens believe it is the need of the hour to go back to the basics and simultaneously work on upgrading infrastructure(HT)
Experts and citizens believe it is the need of the hour to go back to the basics and simultaneously work on upgrading infrastructure(HT)

Mumbaiites want civic budget to focus on basic amenities

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai and Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 12:25 AM IST
Mumbaiites want the civic body’s annual budget 2018-19 to address deficiencies in basic facilities, such as sanitation, water supply, and roads, apart from pumping money into big ticket ‘luxury projects’
Proposed parking authority in Mumbai to be first one in India.(HT Photo)
Proposed parking authority in Mumbai to be first one in India.(HT Photo)

Mumbai now one step closer to getting parking authority

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Civic body forms panel of urban planners to map spaces, study traffic density across 24 wards
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

Boost for revamp of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai as BMC relaxes norms

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 09:07 AM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has relaxed some norms and incentivised the redevelopment of thousands of dilapidated buildings across Mumbai.
The work at these areas, chosen to avoid slowing down traffic in South Mumbai, is likely to begin from November 1.(Artist’s representation/HT)
The work at these areas, chosen to avoid slowing down traffic in South Mumbai, is likely to begin from November 1.(Artist’s representation/HT)

Civic body to reclaim 2 acres near Girgaum Chowpatty for Mumbai’s coastal road project

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Two acres near Girgaum Chowpatty, Priyadarshini Park to be reclaimed for underground tunnels
Motorists in Mumbai will be able to get real-time info regarding road repairs through the BMC app(HT Photo)
Motorists in Mumbai will be able to get real-time info regarding road repairs through the BMC app(HT Photo)

Road repairs in your locality? Get real-time updates soon

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Users will be able to access work contract details, defect liability period of repairs by Oct end
The project extension is expected to cost ₹209 crore.(HT Photo)
The project extension is expected to cost ₹209 crore.(HT Photo)

Mumbai flyover extension to help decongest traffic on major arterial road

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2018 11:45 PM IST
The Mrinaltai Gore flyover, which currently is 1.2-km-long, connects Western Express Highway to SV Road in Goregaon. An 840-m long extension on it will now connect SV Road with New Link Road
High rise towers silhouetted during sunset in Mumbai(HT Photo)
High rise towers silhouetted during sunset in Mumbai(HT Photo)

Laser tech finds 33,000 alterations to buildings in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 12:21 AM IST
Civic body to check if the changes are legal, will earn 500 crore from additional property tax in case of illegalities
The mobile app will allow users to book spots in parking lots, such as this one in Kala Ghoda, in advance for up to one hour(HT File)
The mobile app will allow users to book spots in parking lots, such as this one in Kala Ghoda, in advance for up to one hour(HT File)

Soon, book your parking space in Mumbai through this mobile app

Hindustan Times | By Sanjana Bhalerao, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 08:27 AM IST
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
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