Asserting that it was the state government's duty to keep a check on illegal constructions in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena Friday said regularising these buildings will provide a huge relief to people living in it as they face the danger of being rendered homeless anytime due to demolition orders.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court, in which it denied allegations of an antibiotic drugs scam that is suspected to have put in danger the lives of patients last year in the civic hospitals here.
Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) has organised a protest march on January 20 against "corruption" in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which has been run by the saffron combine of Shiv Sena and BJP for long.
Husbands of 10 corporators in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are in fray for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, which are set to witness an interesting contest between relatives and among political dynasties on several seats.
A civic body corporator and her husband were arrested from their residence in Mahim area for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a person, who runs an NGO in the city, a top ACB officer said.
Setting aside an order of the Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Housing Societies granting `deemed conveyance` to Campa Cola societies at upscale Worli here, Bombay High Court on Tuesday referred the matter back for fresh hearing.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shaina NC on Monday questioned the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s move to target the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai, when there were 56,000 other illegal buildings in the city.
After three days of stiff resistance, the residents of Campa Cola compound in south Mumbai on Monday opened the gates of their compound, letting in civic officials to disconnect water, gas and electricity supply to 96 illegal flats in the plush complex.
Holding their ground, defiant Campa Cola residents denied entry to Mumbai civic officials to cut off water and power supply to illegal flats for the second day on Saturday even as the authorities filed a police complaint against the occupants for obstructing them in discharge of their duties.
As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started the process to evict illegal flats of the Campa Cola Compound, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday sympathised with the affected residents, but said that the government cannot intervene since the matter is in court.
The residents of Campa Cola society on Friday got breather of one more day as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, after trying hard the entire day to get inside the premises peacefully and to demolish the illegal flats here following as per the Supreme Court order had to return back, saying that they will return tomorrow and may also use force if need.
Giving a temporary relief to the residents of Campa Cola society, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday deferred the demolition work of the illegal flats till Friday, due to the sudden demise of a resident here.