High Court: BMC needs to follow due process of law to take over park

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The Bombay High Court today said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cannot take possession of the 20-acre Priyadarshini Park in south Mumbai without following the due process of law. The park, situated on the Nepean Sea road, is being maintained since 1985 by the Malabar Hill Citizens’ Forum. In April last year, the civic body… Read more »

BMC needs to follow due process of law to take over Priyadarshini park, says Bombay High Court

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In a landmark decision, the Bombay High Court on Thursday said that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cannot take possession of the 20-acre Priyadarshini Park in south Mumbai without following the due process of law. The park, situated on the Nepean Sea road, is being maintained since 1985 by the Malabar Hill Citizens’ Forum. In… Read more »

BMC Manholes would be covered : Bombay High Court

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today told the Bombay High Court that around 1,500 manholes in the city would be covered to prevent accidents. BMC lawyer Anil Sakhre said the corporation has already floated tenders for covering some 1,500 potentially-dangerous manholes with iron mesh or grill. BMC’s submission was made before a bench of justices… Read more »

State must acquire private land within fixed time period: Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court has observed that the Maharashtra government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cannot hold on to a private plot of land without officially acquiring it within the period stipulated under the Land Acquisition Act. A bench of Justices Riyaz Chagla and Vasanti Naik observed this recently while hearing a petition filed… Read more »

Explain logic behind appointing senior lawyers for petty matters

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Irked by the “lackadaisical response” of the BMC lawyers in “several important” cases, the Bombay High Court has directed the civic body to explain the logic it employs for leaving these cases to “not-so-capable” advocates while engaging services of “senior counsel for petty matters”. The court directed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to… Read more »

Bombay HC bars govt from unseating corporator over caste issue

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The Bombay High Court today restrained the state government and the civic body from disqualifying Congress corporator from suburban Kalina, Tulip Miranda over the issue of her caste validity certificate. The caste verification committee, on August 14, rejected Miranda’s claim of belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC), and declared her caste certificate invalid. She moved… Read more »

Bombay HC declines stay on BMC resolution on yoga

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The Bombay High Court today declined to grant an interim stay on implementation of a resolution making yoga and ‘Surya Namaskar’ (sun salutation) mandatory in civic schools in the metropolis, saying it is just a form of exercise which is good for the body. Masood Ansari, a social worker, had filed a public interest litigation… Read more »

Road repair work to be completed prior to monsoon: BMC to Bombay HC

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90% of road repair and maintenance work in the city has been completed and the remaining 10% will be carried out before the onset of monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court. A division bench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and M S Karnik was hearing a suo-moto public interest… Read more »