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Mumbai’s famous Lalbaugcha Raja(PHOTO:Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Bhakts to miss Bappa this year

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan and Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The cherished season of festivity will be an extremely low-key affair this year
Taking note of the problems caused to senior citizens along with the differently abled during voting for the Lok Sabha polls, 1,506 of the 1,973 polling booths in the western and eastern suburbs have been shifted to the ground floor.(PTI)
Taking note of the problems caused to senior citizens along with the differently abled during voting for the Lok Sabha polls, 1,506 of the 1,973 polling booths in the western and eastern suburbs have been shifted to the ground floor.(PTI)

Maharashtra polls: Booth preps on; facilities for elderly and sensitive spots

Mumbai | By Mehul Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 03:22 AM IST
Also, additional 100 auxiliary polling stations will be set up in suburban constituencies that saw high voting percentage during the general elections.
Author Ruskin Bond at Horniman Circle in Mumbai(HT photo by Santosh Harhare)
Author Ruskin Bond at Horniman Circle in Mumbai(HT photo by Santosh Harhare)

Oh Bombay! Give Rusty a break

Hindustan Times | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 06:30 PM IST
The author’s visits to the island city were not always memorable. Here’s why
Our Lady on the Mount, whose eight-day birthday celebrations form the heart of the fair, has attracted crowds since 1570.(Ht FILE)
Our Lady on the Mount, whose eight-day birthday celebrations form the heart of the fair, has attracted crowds since 1570.(Ht FILE)

Mumbaiwale: Family A-Fair

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 06:49 AM IST
The Raphaels, who live smack in the middle of the action, recall the Bandra Fairs gone by
The roads, mostly in Grant Road, Worli, Byculla and Sion, have been picked as they have potholes and bad patches in excess.(HT image)
The roads, mostly in Grant Road, Worli, Byculla and Sion, have been picked as they have potholes and bad patches in excess.(HT image)

BMC’s Rs 177 Cr concrete solution to city’s potholes and bad roads

Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:07 AM IST
While concrete roads are often meant to last at least 30-40 years, they are damaged owing to various factors. The official said a contractor is liable for the road during the defect liability period (DLP), but his responsibility ends if the road has to be dug up for any work.
The Byculla police have booked the truck driver, Prithviraj Jadhav, 30, for rash driving.(HT image)
The Byculla police have booked the truck driver, Prithviraj Jadhav, 30, for rash driving.(HT image)

BMC shut Reay Road bridge for 4 days

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:03 AM IST
The bridge runs above the harbour railway line, Barristernath Pai road, and a Mumbai Port Trust road. The bridge connects the east and west side of Reay Road station.

nHeavy rains inundate Mumbai; average September rainfall exceeded in 4 days

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:49 AM IST

My Mumbai, My Muse

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 04:51 PM IST
It’s vibrant, it’s stark, it’s full of struggles and it’s the city of dreams. Through the lens of these four, Mumbai in its many hues, is all this and more
Tim Ho Wan is one of the cheapest restaurants to get a Michelin star(Shutterstock)
Tim Ho Wan is one of the cheapest restaurants to get a Michelin star(Shutterstock)

Travel: Hungry in Hong Kong

Hindustan Times | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:30 PM IST
If the best holidays are about food, this island city is a treat for your taste buds
According to the tender, three separate contracts of Rs 37.75 crore have been invited for the island city, western suburbs and eastern suburbs to provide and install the glass railings.(HT image)
According to the tender, three separate contracts of Rs 37.75 crore have been invited for the island city, western suburbs and eastern suburbs to provide and install the glass railings.(HT image)

Rs113-cr plan to install bollards on Mumbai’s footpaths

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 05:52 AM IST
The civic body has invited tenders for 36 months, excluding the monsoon.
The building collapse in Dongri killed 13 people.(HT FILE)
The building collapse in Dongri killed 13 people.(HT FILE)

The challenge of rebuilding this crumbling city

Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 01:12 AM IST
The Kesarbai building collapse has highlighted the long-pending problem of redevelopment of old, dilapidated buildings, especially in the island city.
Decades ago, the city had 63,000 black-and-yellow taxis.(HT FILE)
Decades ago, the city had 63,000 black-and-yellow taxis.(HT FILE)

Black-and-yellow taxis far behind in the race against app-based cabs in south Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Number drops to 44,566 in 2018-19 from 57,810 in 2016-17; tourist taxis rise to 74,911 in 2018-19, from 60,752 in 2017
The test track at Tardeo is already being used for brake tests.(HT Photo)
The test track at Tardeo is already being used for brake tests.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s first 250-m test track functional at Tardeo RTO

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Around 4 lakh commercial vehicles registered at the Tardeo RTO, will undergo testing at the new track
(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
MHADA’s list figures buildings which are in dilapidated condition and hence pose danger to the residents.(HT Photo)
MHADA’s list figures buildings which are in dilapidated condition and hence pose danger to the residents.(HT Photo)

MHADA declares 14,207 South Mumbai buildings dilapidated, but tenants unwilling to shift

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 08:25 AM IST
Anand Jetha (name changed), 64, who has seen three generations of his family live in a 100 square-feet house in Kamathipura 4th lane, said shifting to a transit accommodation was not an option.
The residents, however, are wary of vacating the buildings out of fear that they may not be able to move back to south Mumbai, and also that the transit camps are located in Gorai.(HT Photo)
The residents, however, are wary of vacating the buildings out of fear that they may not be able to move back to south Mumbai, and also that the transit camps are located in Gorai.(HT Photo)

South Mumbai has 23 ‘extremely dangerous’ buildings

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The number of such buildings identified by Mhada has risen significantly this year. In 2018, the authority had declared seven structures as “extremely dangerous”; in 2017 and 2016, it was nine and 11 buildings.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday claimed it is ready to handle this year’s monsoon as it has desilted nearly 87% of the city’s major nullahs and 82% of the city’s minor nullahs as part of its pre-monsoon work.(Hindustan Times)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday claimed it is ready to handle this year’s monsoon as it has desilted nearly 87% of the city’s major nullahs and 82% of the city’s minor nullahs as part of its pre-monsoon work.(Hindustan Times)

‘Completed 87% desilting in major nullahs’: BMC

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 01:42 AM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which submitted its progress report to BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi, has also claimed it has finished 86.68% of its desilting work on the Mithi river.
In May 2018, the demand by the end of the month was around 910MW(HTPhotos)
In May 2018, the demand by the end of the month was around 910MW(HTPhotos)

Current affairs: With rise in heat, comes greater demand for power

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 05:46 AM IST
Distribution firms report 11%-17% rise in past few days, expect it to soar further
Apart from this, Amarsons Garden and Priyadarshani Park in the island city have also not been reclaimed.(HT Photo)
Apart from this, Amarsons Garden and Priyadarshani Park in the island city have also not been reclaimed.(HT Photo)

Spatial 26: 2 years on, civic body is yet to take over all open spaces in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 05:55 AM IST
In 2016, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said all open spaces taken up by private entities will be reclaimed. Despite this, the BMC is yet to re-acquire all open spaces, some of which are maintained by political bigwigs.
A list of independent films compiled by some of our favourite filmmakers !
A list of independent films compiled by some of our favourite filmmakers !

CelebsPick: 5 indie films to watch this summer!

Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 07:03 PM IST
Filmmakers recommend their favourite underrated movies that you must not miss
A BMC engineers’ union meeting in Parel on Thursday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
A BMC engineers’ union meeting in Parel on Thursday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Mass leave of Mumbai civic engineers slows down repairs on 250 bridges

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:10 AM IST
42 officials won’t attend work for 2 weeks, protesting arrest of retired chief engineer in CSMT bridge collapse case
The suburban district collector has asked for 2,985 vehicles, including 1,466 taxis, 1,434 buses, and 85 trucks.(HT Photo)
The suburban district collector has asked for 2,985 vehicles, including 1,466 taxis, 1,434 buses, and 85 trucks.(HT Photo)

Need 4,200 vehicles for regional transport: Collectors

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 06:21 AM IST
As more than 2,000 black-and-yellow cabs will go off roads, passengers might face some difficulty getting cabs on Sunday, although there is a holiday on the polling day.
Experts said the rapid vehicle growth in the city reflected the lacunae in public transport systems and focus on car-centric infrastructure.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Experts said the rapid vehicle growth in the city reflected the lacunae in public transport systems and focus on car-centric infrastructure.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

In one year, Mumbai sees 3 lakh new vehicles added to its roads

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Compared to last year, 14,010 more vehicles were on the roads, which means the city witnessed vehicle growth of 4.9%
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
As many as 312 buildings that house civic schools in the city are not fire safety-compliant, according to a fire brigade report submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) last week(HT)
As many as 312 buildings that house civic schools in the city are not fire safety-compliant, according to a fire brigade report submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) last week(HT)

Fire safety rules: 312 civic school buildings in Mumbai unsafe

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The report also stated that while the civic body had ordered the audit of all 442 buildings in the city, which house 1,187 schools, only 319 have been inspected so far and 123 are yet to be audited.
BEST buses parked at Wadala bus depot after BEST employees go on strike to press for several of their demands in Mumbai, India, on January 15.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
BEST buses parked at Wadala bus depot after BEST employees go on strike to press for several of their demands in Mumbai, India, on January 15.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BEST bus services resume after workers call off 9-day long strike

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 04:45 PM IST
BEST had on Tuesday agreed to grant 10 out of 20 point hike demanded by the union on the basic pay of about 15,000 of its employees from February this year.
According to an official, once the missing links are constructed, the distance between select spots will be reduced to less than half the present distance(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
According to an official, once the missing links are constructed, the distance between select spots will be reduced to less than half the present distance(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai civic body thinks of constructing eight link roads to smoothen commute

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Missing links to cut distance between select locations by at least half, says BMC
Those living in Bombay Improvement Trust (BIT) chawls will be among those that benefit from the scheme.(HT FILE)
Those living in Bombay Improvement Trust (BIT) chawls will be among those that benefit from the scheme.(HT FILE)

Mumbai civic body starts online transfer of rights, to benefit over 46,000 tenants

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Will help those in 3,505 BMC buildings, move to remove corruption, delay
(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.
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