Structural Audit of society buildings

            By Hemant Agarwal OLD BUILDINGS : 01.   Most buildings in Mumbai City & Suburbs are over 40 years old.  Some of these buildings are "ILLEGAL & UNAUTHORISED", more so since neither the local civic body (BMC) has the buildings Sanctioned Plans and neither the building residents (Society) have the Approved Plans of

CIDCO drafts Urban Renewal Scheme for dilapidated buildings in Navi Mumbai

                  By Accommodation Times News Service City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) today said it has drafted an Urban Renewal Scheme for old and dilapidated buildings in Navi Mumbai. "In its bid to address the issue of old and dilapidated buildings in Navi Mumbai, CIDCO has drafted an Urban Renewal Scheme...the scheme will address the challenges of

Helpline number to report misuse of mangroves: Cidco

          By Accommodation Times News Service Now, citizens can call up to report instances of mangroves destruction in Navi Mumbai. City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has set up a toll-free emergency helpline to help protect the green cover. In a Bombay high court hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Monday,

Mobile Towers installation in Societies

              By Accommodation Times News Service By Hemant Agarwal 1. Mobile Tower’s Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR), as a Health-Risk, is accepted in few Housing Societies, who have prudently & persistently refused to install Mobile Towers atop their Society building, UNLIKE some other Money-Greedy Housing Societies, who have allowed installation of Mobile Towers atop their Society building, FOR

BMC stays the demolition date of Campa Cola Society

          By Accommodation Times News Service One more date in the verdict of Campa Cola Society case, giving relief to the residents of the illegal flats the BMC has deferred the demolition date till June 20. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had earlier said that it would start taking action

Supreme Court removes the “private forest” tag stab on huge land

By Accommodation Times News Services The tag of the “private forest” which was stab on the huge swath of land across the state by the government and upheld by the Bombay high court, freeing lakhs of acres for development has been removed by Supreme Court. This orders brought relief for many

Building below 100sq in Gurgaon may get approval

          By Accommodation Times News Service The MCG House meeting  discussed a proposal wherein plots whose size is less than 100 sq m will also get their building plans sanctioned. At present, the building plans of only those plots which are above 100 sq m are approved by the MCG. MCG commissioner Praveen

Supreme Court’s relief to Campa Cola resident till May 31st, 2014

                By Accommodation Times News Service In a great relief to say almost hundreds of agitating residents of Mumbai’s Campa Cola society as the Supreme Court today stayed the demolition of the unauthorized flats till May 31st 2014. The order was given after the BMC started running over the bulldozer taking illegal

World Habitat Day Celebrated

By Accommodation Times News Services "Need for Inclusive Urban Planning to meet Challenges of Rapid Urbanisation" : Dr Girija Vyas Dr (Ms) Girija Vyas Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has stated that Urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating right

Dr. Girija Vyas suggests plans to overcome challenges of rapid urbanizations

By Accommodation Times News Services Dr (Ms) Girija Vyas Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has stated that Urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating right opportunity for work, leisure, education, healthcare, commerce and agro-produce farms in the vicinity, rather than