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Tag: Bmc

BMC To Stop Waste Disposal At Daruthenga Dumping Yard

Bhubaneswar: In what could bring major relief for the residents of Daruthenga village on the outskirts of the capital city, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities on Saturday informed that the disposal of waste at the contentious Bhuasuni dumping yard will be stopped once all the micro-composting (MCC) systems installed in the Smart City become operational. […]

BMC Removes Hanging Wires Over Road Medians In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The cables and wires dangling from electricity poles, lamp posts and advertisement boards installed ‘illegally’ on road medians in the capital city were removed during a special drive undertaken by the joint enforcement squad of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday. Reportedly, the civic body had issued a notice to all the wire operators […]

OTV Reality Check: How Are Night Shelters For Homeless In Bhubaneswar Working?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the temperature across Odisha continues to dip, several homeless people in Bhubaneswar are forced to spend nights out in the open in bone-chilling cold weather due to massive ‘irregularities’ in the functioning of the night shelters in the city. Most of the night shelters managed by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have reportedly […]

Exchange 'Green' Gifts From This New Year Onwards, Appeal Bhubaneswar Authorities

Bhubaneswar: A first of its kind initiative, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with yet another unique ‘Go Green’ campaign urging the denizens to stop the practice of exchanging gifts that create non-biodegradable waste burden and adopt exchange of eco-friendly gift items in the Temple City from this New Year onwards. The outlook […]

Officials To Paddle To Office Once In Week In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The city administration in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday asked all employees to come to office on cycle or by walking once in a week to promote a better city environment, healthy lifestyle and sustainable urban habitat. The city administration comprising Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar […]

BMC To Seal 29 Illegal Marriage/Kalyan Mandaps In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday announced to seal as many as 29 Marriage Mandaps and Kalyan Mandaps under its north zone jurisdiction while acting on allegations of their functioning without valid trade license and other necessary prerequisites. Issuing a notification in this regard, the BMC authorities mentioned that the aforesaid venues are […]

Lingaraj Market Complex In Bhubaneswar Demolished

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) jointly began a demolition drive at decades-old Lingaraj Market complex in the Old Town here on Friday. Four JCB machines were engaged by the authorities for the demolition drive which began as per a prior notice. One platoon of police force has been deployed […]

Open Defecation, Urination to Attract Penalties in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to make the capital city open-defecation free, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to impose penalties for open defecation and urination. While Rs 200 will be charged as penalty for open defecation, a fine of Rs 150 will be imposed for urinating in the open. According to the official notification […]

Bhubaneswar Residents To Pay Higher Holding Taxes

Bhubaneswar: After 21 years, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to revise holding tax collected from land owners based on the updated benchmark value of land cost. As per existing rules, State government increases the benchmark value of land in every two years. Based on that, BMC is supposed to fix the holding tax […]

Illegal houses on govt land razed at Haldipadia slum in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Around six houses that were illegally constructed on government land at Haldipadia slum were razed to ground in a special drive undertaken by the joint enforcement squad of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. All the unauthorized constructions were demolished amidst tight security arrangements by Commissionerate Police. The authorities […]

BMC appoints team of experts to probe Malad wall collapse

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up a team of experts to investigate the incident of wall collapse at Pimpripada in Malad, in which 26 people were killed. The team, which comprises experts from the IIT Bombay and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), has been asked to submit a report within 15 days, […]

Odisha govt effects major reshuffle in bureaucracy

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary was today appointed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner after a major bureaucratic reshuffle in Odisha.  Samarth Verma, presently posted as BMC Commissioner, has been appointed Kendrapara Collector. Following the reshuffle in IAS and OAS levels, 32 officers were transferred and given assignments. District collector of Cuttack, Aravind Agrawal, has […]

Validation of cyclone hit Bhubaneswar city vendors begins

Bhubaneswar: A month-and-a-half after the cyclone Fani battered Odisha, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Wednesday started validating a list of the city’s street vendors affected by the calamity in order to provide each of them an assistance of Rs 10,000, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced last month that about 30,000 street vendors […]

Anti-Gandhi tweets: Maharashtra IAS officer transferred

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Monday transferred Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Joint Municipal Commissioner (Special) Nidhi Choudhari to Mantralaya, and served her a show-cause notice, official sources said here. The official had tweeted disrespectfully about Mahatama Gandhi in a recent post. An officer of 2012 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Choudhari has now […]

Beneficiaries sans ration card to get relief materials from tomorrow: BMC Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani-hit people under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits will be provided relief materials and other assistance as announced by Odisha government from tomorrow, informed BMC Commissioner Samarth Verma today. Verma further informed that assistance will be mostly provided to all beneficiaries who do not posess any ration card under the National Food Security […]

Poll violence: Fear of defeat haunting BJD, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday targeted the ruling-BJD over rising incidents of poll violence in the State and accused that the fear of defeat in the 2019 Elections is making the regional party violent. Addressing a press meet, Lekhashree Samantsinghar, the general secretary of the BJP, said that fear of defeat in the […]

Ex-BJD corporators' press meet against Aparajita Sarangi turns into blooper

Bhubaneswar: Five former women corporators of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had to face embarassment after they were unable to provide any data in connection with the allegations they brought against BJP candidate from Bhubaneswar parliamentary constituency and former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi. The former corporators of the ruling BJD, in a presser on Sunday had […]

Elections 2019: BJP opposes Anant Narayan Jena's candidature

Bhubaneswar: The women’s wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today criticised BJD’s decision to field former Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor Anant Narayan Jena from Bhubaneswar Central Assembly constituency. Addressing a presser today, senior leader and BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi said that it is really shocking and condemnable that the ruling […]

6 killed, 32 injured in Mumbai footbridge crash

Mumbai: At least six persons were killed and another 32 injured, including some critically, when a portion of a overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down on Thursday. The victims included three women and a man. Two of the women were identified as Apoorva Prabhu, 35, and Ranjana Tambe, 40, […]

Bhubaneswar waterlogging woes: BMC gets down to work, invites tender for drain work

Bhubaneswar: After being in the dock for waterlogging across the city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now invited a tender to repair 22 drains at a cost of Rs 17 crore in the first phase. The repair work will be carried out in 22 drains including ones in ward no-62 of Anant Vihar Phase-II, […]

Murals across Bhubaneswar spread Hockey World Cup fever

Bhubaneswar: With only a few days left for the Hockey World Cup-2018 to be held in the capital city of Odisha, life-size murals under the Street Art and Murals Project (STAMP) of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation across the city are spreading the fever of the mega event. According to sources, more than 300 artists including students […]

Odisha government to launch ‘Mo Bus’ services tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is all set to roll out new its – ‘Mo Bus’ services in the capital city from tomorrow ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup. According to sources, the service will be launched as a part of state government-owned Capital Region Urban Transport’s (CRUT) ‘City Bus Modernisation’ programme. The services will be […]

BDA, BMC demolish encroachments in Jaydev Vihar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are intensifying their eviction drive to address man-made flooding in ‘Smart City’ Bhubaneswar. After razing down encroachments near the ISKCON temple and Nayapalli area, the city administration is now focussing on unclogging the Drain no 4 near Jaydev Vihar by demolishing the structures […]

‘Smart city’ claim falls flat on broken roads of Rangamatia

Bhubaneswar: Despite tall claims made by the State government on spending crores of rupees for development in ‘Smart City’ Bhubaneswar, broken and pothole-peppered roads of Rangamatia narrate a different tale. The main road in Rangamatia is filled with large potholes forcing pedestrians and school students to use the covered drains. During rainy days, one can […]

Illegal encroachments on sewerage line at Nayapalli demolished

Bhubaneswar: A joint-eviction squad led by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today evicted unauthorized constructions that had come up over the sewage line at the IRC village in Nayapalli. The squad including officials of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority, BMC and NHAI demolished encroachments along the 2 kms stretch on the NH in order to ensure proper drainage […]

DAV Unit-8 reined in by BMC for dumping construction materials on road

Bhubaneswar: After Hotel Presidency and ISKCON temple, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has now reined in the DAV Public School Unit-8, for dumping construction and demolition waste on public road. In a show-cause notice issued to the authorities, the civic body accused the school of dumping garbage and plastic that washes down into the drain causing […]

Waterlogging: Show-cause notice to Hotel Presidency, Iskcon on encroachment

Bhubaneswar:  With a few days of rain revealing the drainage rot in the not-so-smart state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Wednesday pulled up its socks to address the issue. The Corporation, shot off a show-cause notice to the Nayapalli-based Hotel Presidency  seeking explanation for illegal encroachment on land earmarked as ‘Right of Way’ near […]

Eviction drive near Kalinga Stadium ahead of Men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: With less than four months remaining for the Men’s Hockey World Cup to be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, the authorities of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) undertook a special drive to clear encroachments near the stadium today. The eviction drive was taken up alongside gate no-9 of […]

CM Naveen reviews progress of Smart Janpath project

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday took stock of the progress of the much awaited ‘Smart Janpath’ project and directed the officials to complete the construction work in the given deadline. Patnaik visited the ongoing Smart Janpath Project under the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and spent some time understanding the project brief, the […]

Combined efforts sought to combat Dengue in Twin City

Bhubaneswar: The detection of four dengue positive cases has now put the administrative officials in the Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on their toes to take preventive measures to contain the outbreak this monsoon season. All the four cases have been reported from Bhubaneswar while already a provision for a dengue ward with eight […]

Being smart globally: Bhubaneswar needs to brace up

Even as ‘Smart City Bhubaneswar promises core infrastructure, decent quality of life and clean environment to its denizens, there are several milestones that the city is striving to meet to get qualified under the globally accepted Smart City norms.

BMC slaps Rs 1crore penalty on Cyclothon organiser

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today slapped Rs 1 cr penalty on Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), the organiser of a scheduled Cyclothon event in Bhubaneswar, for putting up hoardings in prohibited areas. The BMC cited that the organiser of the event put up hoardings without permission from the concerned authorities thereby violating advertisement […]

Inter-State bus terminal at Baramunda to be completed by 2019

Bhubaneswar: The modernisation of Baramunda bus stand into an inter-state bus terminal (ISBT) would be completed by June 2019. Official sources said, the work of contractor selection and finalisation of engineering drawing for the project will be completed by March 2018 while the construction work is likely to start by June this year. The officials […]

BMC to tighten leash on haywire hoardings in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: To spare the skyline of the capital city from being invaded by illegal hoardings, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to tighten the norms for putting up hoardings. According to sources, prior permission should have to be obtained from BMC for putting up hoardings inside the city. In an all-party meeting held by […]

Pay once, park vehicle for 2 hours: BMC’s new parking provisions

Bhubaneswar: Good news for city denizens as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with an all new one-time parking fee facility to reduce traffic problems and provide hassle free vehicle parking experience to the people. Users can avail the parking facility at any one of the newly identified five parking slots. BMC has […]

BJP activists scuffle with cops, barge into BMC office

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high in the State Capital after BJP supporters barged into the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) office here during their protest against alleged corruption in the civic body. Hundreds of activists of the saffron party, including women, assembled before the BMC office and staged a demonstration protesting corruption and inefficiency of the civic […]

Resentment over Vishwakarma temple demolition plans

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing among locals over proposed demolition plans of a Vishwakarma temple located adjacent to the Kalinga Stadium by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) ahead of Hockey World Cup in 2018. The committee of the Vishwakarma temple raised its opposition after BMC, BDA authorities served a notice regarding the […]

Demonstrators to be fined for property damage during strike

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced taxes for demonstrators, the Commissionerate Police on Thursday said agitators would have to pay fine if any damage caused to government or private property during their strike with effective from January 1, 2018. In a notification, the Twin City police said any organization or person […]

Taxing Dissent! BMC to tax agitators for protesting

Bhubaneswar: In what could be seen, more than anything else, as a step to curb the voices of people, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that people staging demonstration in Bhubaneswar will have to pay taxes henceforth. In a press meet held today, BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena informed that protestors sitting on ‘dharna’ […]

Smart city public toilets soon in Google Map

Bhubaneswar: To facilitate tourists and visitors coming to the capital city as well as the commuters, the Quality Council of India (QCI) in collaboration with the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has initiated measures to include BMC public toilets in the Google road map. The Corporation informed that starting December people will be able to locate […]