In Mumbai, there was a six-fold increase in deaths due to diabetes in 2020 from 2015, a report by an NGO said
The civic body, which regularly receives flak for craters on the roads during the monsoon, has undertaken the project as cement concrete roads rarely develop craters, said an official.
The civic body has, however, appealed to citizens to use water cautiously till the time there is sufficient increase in the water stock. In view of the inadequate rainfall in the catchment areas of lakes supplying water to Mumbai, the BMC had imposed a 10 per cent water cut in the city from June 27.
It also announced that there will be a complete ban on the PoP idols in the BMC’s jurisdiction during the festival next year.
Concerns over 16,000-plus dilapidated buildings standing tall in Mumbai, which are home to thousands of residents, are growing. Here, experts moot key measures to save or redevelop these buildings.
Residents fear leaving their homes, despite the buildings being in dilapidated condition, due to difficulties involved in staying in transit camps, and chances of losing control of their homes during the redevelopment stage.
The tests are used in the design of tall buildings globally to identify wind-induced structural loads and responses for which the superstructure must be built. The tests were also conducted on the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
In a release, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said besides the city and its suburbs, the 10 per cent cut will also be enforced in areas falling under neighbouring Thane and Bhiwandi municipal corporations and some villages till water stock improves in the lakes.
"I studied daily for three hours. My kids are graduates so they also helped me in my studies. I want to continue my education and complete Class 12," Kunchikorve Mashanna Ramappa said.
Maharashtra recorded 1,885 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, down 36% from Sunday, and a single fatality, bringing the total number of infections to 79,12,462.
Monday was the last day for citizens to submit their suggestions and objections in the matter.
In the wake of a "tremendous" rise in new COVID-19 cases in the city over the past few weeks, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Wednesday asked civic officials to ramp up coronavirus testing immediately on a war footing and keep the staff of jumbo field hospitals on high alert.
This takes the outstanding order book of the company to around Rs 12,500 crore, of which Rs 6,500 crore is in the water sector and the balance Rs 6,000 crore is from the road sector, WEL said in a statement.
In a release, the BMC said a survey will be undertaken for the next 8 to 10 days for reviewing implementation of the rule about putting signboards of shops and establishments with names written in Marathi — in Devnagari script — and displayed prominently.
Mumbai reported 295 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the most in over three months, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). During the day, no pandemic-related deaths were reported in the metropolis, according to the report.
"Finally, Mumbai will get world-class Bus stops to replace the eyesores that have been blots on the landscape," wrote Anand Mahindra.
With no fresh fatality due to COVID-19, the death toll in Mumbai remained unchanged at 19,560, a BMC bulletin said.
At present, only structures that have been mapped by the BMC are eligible for a water connection. The new policy changes this practice
The spin shows old habits die hard for Mumbai builders
The civic body, however, appealed people to use the mask voluntarily as the pandemic is not completely over.
A person suffering from a heat stroke should immediately be taken to hospital, it said, and asked people to increase the intake of water and other healthy fluids.
According to a BMC release, 35,138 applications have been received so far from relatives of deceased COVID-19 patients in Mumbai on the Maharashtra government's portal.
The tally of infections now stands at 10,50,194 and the COVID-19 death toll at 16,654, as per a BMC bulletin.
Failing to pay property tax on time could attract severe penalties
Maharashtra government’s announcement on the property tax waiver in the affordable housing segment infuses a fresh lease of life for end users and prospective homebuyers