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    BMC submits its report on Kamala Mills fire; Recommends imposing a heavy penalty on the builder

    Two years after a fire in Kamala Mills took the lives of 14 people, the BMC has prepared its report on the building irregularities that led to the incident. This report was prepared by Additional Municipal Commissioner Vijay Singhal which was then submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Chief Praveen Pardeshi last week. The report...

    • 2 days ago
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    BEST will soon make trips cashless with digital payments

    There's currently a heated debate taking place on the addition of conductorless buses by BEST in the city. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) committee today cleared a proposal for a new 'cashless' ride system for its passengers. 'We've decided to have more digital application service providers for ticketing via digital payment,' said Surendrakumar Bagde,...

    • 2 days ago
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    Dombivli woman dies of heart attack post altercation with neighbour

    There has been a bizarre incident that has been reported from Dombivli. On February 12, a women died of a heart attack in this area. However a little while before she suffered from the heart attack, she had a scuffle with another woman regarding a dog. It is said that the two neighbouring women had a spat regarding a dog. The deceased woman had a pet dog and the neighbouring...

    • 3 days ago
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    Heated discussion over conductor-less BEST busses

    We had earlier reported that there are over 500 buses that are currently running in the city without a conductor. The reason for the same is that there are not enough conductors for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses. To tackle this shortage, there was earlier a proposal floated to hire conductors on a contract but that had been turned down. On Friday, the panel members...

    • 3 days ago
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    Coastal Road Project: BMC likely to use 'eco-friendly' concrete

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC has announced that it may use eco-friendly concrete for the construction of the ambitious Coastal Road Project. It is said that this method will be used particularly in areas that have marine life. This eco-friendly concrete is a mixture that uses less cement and thus is less harmful to the environment around it, especially during...

    • 3 days ago
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    Mumbai to Ahmedabad Tejas Express to have extended stoppage time at this station

    Soon, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will halt for an extended time at one of its stations. The decision was made Western Railway and it has extended the stoppage timing of Mumbai to Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad to Mumbai Tejas Express trains at Surat. These trains will now make a halt at the station for five minutes as compared to the previous halt time of three...

    • 3 days ago
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    Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation gets a new Commissioner

    On Thursday, Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Vijay Suryavanshi was appointed as the new commissioner of the Kalyan Domibivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC). Suryavanshi is a 2006 batch IAS officer and had been the collector for Raigad district from July 2017 until last month. 'I have planned to join KDMC on Friday. I served as a collector in Raigad district for around three...

    • 3 days ago
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    Are conductor-less BEST buses a security concern?

    It was recently revealed BEST's fleet now has a record 500 conductor-less buses. Now questions are being raised on the safety of commuters. Talking about the same, Senior BEST committee member Sunil Ganacharya has demanded "safety of passengers" in the new conductor-less buses. These buses are plying across the island city and suburbs. It is said that are around 82 routes on which buses...

    • 3 days ago
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    Byculla Zoo Welcomes Two Bengal Tigers

    Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan or Byculla Zoo has welcomed two Bengal tigers. These tigers have been bought from Aurangabad's Siddharth Garden and Zoo. They are named as Karishma and Shakti. The former was born in July 2014 whereas the latter was born in November 2016. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kept the tigers in the zoo's quarantine facility and it will be open to the public soon. ...

    • 3 days ago
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    Get ready to face regular traffic snarls near Sion flyover from today

    The repair work on the Sion Flyover has been going on for a while now. The flyover is one of the most important routes in Mumbai that connects the city with the Eastern Express Highway. However, adding to the citizens' woes, the vehicles travelling between the eastern suburbs and south Mumbai are likely to face traffic snarls for the next seven weeks starting today.

    • 3 days ago

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