Bombay High Court allows BMC to use private building as quarantine facility.

The Bombay High Court has permitted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use a private residential building it requisitioned as a quarantine facility, after the civic body gave an undertaking to pay a monthly rent of over Rs 28 lakh for such use. In an order passed last week, a bench of Justices S J Kathawalla […]

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Coastal road work: Supreme Court dismisses contempt plea against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

The Supreme Court (SC) recently dismissed a contempt petition which alleged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had carried out new construction work for the coastal road project in violation of its previous order. On May 6, the Apex court had modified a status quo order of the Bombay high court (HC), allowing work to […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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High Court asks cricket body if it will seek extra water for IPL pitches, ground

The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) if it would seek additional water supply from the Pune civic body for ground and pitch maintenance for six IPL matches shifted to that city from Chennai. The MCA stadium at Gahunje in Pune will host the remaining six ‘home’ matches […]

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Which law allows you to turn private toilets into public ones : Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to explain the provisions under which the civic body had decided to convert ‘private toilets’ into public ones under the Swachh Bharat Mission. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Iqbal Chagla was hearing a writ petition filed by owners of […]

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

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 […]

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Explain logic behind appointing senior lawyers for petty matters

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 […]

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Can’t control nature but haven’t moved an inch: Bombay HC on Mumbai floods

The Bombay High Court has said we cannot control nature but the situation in the city of Mumbai which has been facing floods during monsoons regularly has not improved in the past few years. The remarks were made by a division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar while hearing a […]

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Bombay High Court notice to cops over security to BMC staff during demolition

The Bombay High Court has issued notice to the city police commissioner and senior police inspectors of those police stations that refused to provide protection to civic officials while demolishing illegal hutments from pipelines supplying drinking water. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Anil Menon were informed by senior counsel S […]

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