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  • In Mumbai, no COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday too due to shortage Jul 09, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    In Mumbai, no COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday too due to shortage

    On July 8, too, the drive remained suspended in BMC and Maharashtra government-run centres in the metropolis due to the paucity of coronavirus vaccine doses.

  • Zero COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi for the first time Jun 14, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Zero COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi for the first time

    Dharavi had been adding around one to three COVID-19 cases daily since May 31. The cases of coronavirus infections being reported from the slum had peaked in April this year with 99 fresh cases being added on April 8.

  • Why a flood-free Mumbai is wishful thinking Jun 14, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Why a flood-free Mumbai is wishful thinking

    Forget being flood-free, Mumbai needs to urgently prepare to face annual floods and bounce back with minimum damage 

  • COVID-19 | Here’s how Mumbai is preparing to tackle a potential third wave of pandemic May 04, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Here’s how Mumbai is preparing to tackle a potential third wave of pandemic

    Oxygen plants, oxygen refilling units, and new jumbo COVID-19 facilities are being set up in Mumbai. A total of 6,000 oxygenated beds and 1,500 ICU beds will be added in preparation for the coronavirus third wave. The city currently has 11,200 oxygenated beds and 2,900 ICU beds.

  • Mumbai civic body issues guidelines for performing last rites of COVID-19 patients Apr 19, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    Mumbai civic body issues guidelines for performing last rites of COVID-19 patients

    If a coronavirus patient dies while being treated at a government facility, then the corpse will be put inside a body bag and sent to the mortuary, where it will be sealed further with due precaution.

  • Mumbai weekend lockdown: BMC allows home delivery of liquor between 7 am and 8 pm Apr 10, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    Mumbai weekend lockdown: BMC allows home delivery of liquor between 7 am and 8 pm

    The Mumbai civic body said on April 10 that wine shops will be allowed to sell liquor only through home delivery service between 7.00 am and 8.00 pm.

  • COVID-19 | Senior citizens, pregnant women exempted from mandatory institutional quarantine: BMC Mar 20, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Senior citizens, pregnant women exempted from mandatory institutional quarantine: BMC

    Seriously ill patients who require immediate medical attention, such as cancer patients, people with cerebral palsy, mental illnesses or severe physical disabilities, will also be exempted from the rule upon producing supporting documents.

  • Mumbai schools will remain shut till January 15, says BMC Dec 29, 2020 08:42 PM IST

    Mumbai schools will remain shut till January 15, says BMC

    BMC had said in November that all schools in Mumbai will remain closed till December 31 even though the Maharashtra government had allowed schools to reopen for Classes nine to 12 from November 23.

  • BMC announces water curbs in Mumbai on December 22-23, Ghatkopar and Sakinaka areas to face 100% cut Dec 19, 2020 09:44 PM IST

    BMC announces water curbs in Mumbai on December 22-23, Ghatkopar and Sakinaka areas to face 100% cut

    While water supply will be cut off entirely in pockets of Ghatkopar and Sakinaka, there will be a 15 percent cut in water supply in the rest of the city for 24 hours.

  • Mumbai local trains may start for all from December if COVID-19 cases don’t see another spike Nov 13, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Mumbai local trains may start for all from December if COVID-19 cases don’t see another spike

    BMC officials have said the daily COVID-19 count will be closely monitored in the meantime and a final call on resuming local train services will be taken accordingly

  • Mumbai civic body spent Rs 82 lakh to fight Kangana Ranaut office demolition case Oct 29, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    Mumbai civic body spent Rs 82 lakh to fight Kangana Ranaut office demolition case

    Back in September, BMC had demolished Kangana Ranaut’s office in her absence on grounds of 'illegal structural violations' -- a move that was criticised by many for being retaliatory and punitive rather than administrative.

  • Kangana Ranaut says her Mumbai office is Ram Mandir, compares BMC to Babur Sep 09, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut says her Mumbai office is Ram Mandir, compares BMC to Babur

    The 33-year-old Bollywood actor has alleged that the Maharashtra government is targeting her for picking a fight with the Shiv Sena.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Mandatory hospitalisation for COVID-19 patients aged above 50, says BMC Aug 20, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Mandatory hospitalisation for COVID-19 patients aged above 50, says BMC

    Only mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 patients aged below 50 years will now be allowed to be home quarantined, that too, if they do not suffer from any other chronic health issue, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Coronavirus India | Mumbai home quarantine cases drop 28% as COVID-19 curve plateaus Aug 06, 2020 04:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Mumbai home quarantine cases drop 28% as COVID-19 curve plateaus

    BMC data has revealed that the number of COVID-19 patients under institutional quarantine has also gone down by 62 percent over the past month.

  • Mumbai becomes first Indian city to get traffic lights with female figures Aug 02, 2020 10:36 PM IST

    Mumbai becomes first Indian city to get traffic lights with female figures

    Lauding the act aimed at promoting gender equality in the Maximum City, Maharashtra Environment and Tourism Minister and Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray shared photos of the newly installed traffic lights on Twitter.

  • Coronavirus India | BMC hasn’t paid 144 Mumbai nurses on COVID-19 duty since May Jul 27, 2020 10:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | BMC hasn’t paid 144 Mumbai nurses on COVID-19 duty since May

    The 144 young nurses on coronavirus duty were supposed to get paid a daily allowance of Rs 300 for working in the COVID-19 wards along with their salaries, but they haven't received any payment, nor have they got their appointment letters

  • COVID-19 in Mumbai | 65% rapid antigen test results were false negatives: BMC Jul 23, 2020 09:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 in Mumbai | 65% rapid antigen test results were false negatives: BMC

    Though ICMR protocol mandates an RT-PCR test for people whose rapid antigen test result is negative, it is the large incidence of false negatives that is a cause for concern.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 1,311 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC Jul 03, 2020 02:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 1,311 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC

    Despite minors constituting less than one percent of the total number of coronavirus cases, over 6,000 children have tested COVID-19 positive in Maharashtra already.

  • Even as Dharavi, Worli show signs of improvement, emerging hotspots a worry for Mumbai Jun 22, 2020 06:18 PM IST

    Even as Dharavi, Worli show signs of improvement, emerging hotspots a worry for Mumbai

    According to BMC data, over 5,000 buildings remain sealed in the city.

  • Aaditya Thackeray apologises to women workers of BMC after reports of unequal pay surface May 18, 2020 01:01 PM IST

    Aaditya Thackeray apologises to women workers of BMC after reports of unequal pay surface

    After an English daily published a report claiming that women staffers of the pre-monsoon workforce were not getting equal remuneration, Thackeray took to Twitter to seek immediate remedial action on it

  • BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi transferred, Iqbal Chahal takes his place May 08, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi transferred, Iqbal Chahal takes his place

    Iqbal Chahal, who is currently UDD principal secretary, has been named as the new BMC Commissioner.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | BMC officials blame community toilets for spike in Mumbai's COVID-19 cases May 04, 2020 06:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | BMC officials blame community toilets for spike in Mumbai's COVID-19 cases

    Mumbai's Guardian Minister Subhash Desai informed that mobile toilets are now being provided in such slum areas.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Nearly 600 COVID-19 cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum; 20 dead May 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Nearly 600 COVID-19 cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum; 20 dead

    BMC claims that 79,000 residents of Dharavi have already been tested for the novel coronavirus disease and more than 2,000 have been institutionally quarantined over concerns of exposure to the deadly virus

  • Coronavirus pandemic: BMC hunting down Mumbaikars with travel history Mar 13, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: BMC hunting down Mumbaikars with travel history

    Any Mumbaikar exhibiting any symptom of COVID-19 infection is reportedly being referred to Kasturba Hospital immediately, while those who aren’t are being advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

  • BMC mooting to tax garbage as real estate earning plummets Feb 07, 2020 09:44 PM IST

    BMC mooting to tax garbage as real estate earning plummets

    Hit by the ongoing economic slowdown coupled with a slump in the real estate sector, the Shiv Sena-run civic body is exploring every way possible to increase revenue earnings.

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