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Mumbai's August Kranti Maidan, where Quit India Movement was sparked, gets a new layer of history from British-era bridge

Richa Pinto | Times of India | 20th April 2023

Historic connection to August Kranti Maidan

Maharashtra Times | 20th April 2023

113-year-old Mumbai bridge stones resurrected as August Kranti Maidan gates

Quaid Najmi | Social News XYZ | 19th April 2023

Historic August Kranti Maidan to sport gate with stones salvaged from British-era bridges

Nayonika Bose | Indian Express | 20th April 2023

August Mumbai: BMC shows city how to preserve history

Rajendra B. Aklekar | Mid Day | 20th April 2023

"Pillars of century-old Reay Road bridge, moved and assembled stone by stone, add class to entry gate of historic August Kranti Maidan. In the historic August Kranti Maidan live the pieces of the century-old Reay Road bridge. Once a link to the heritage station, two piers and pier caps are now part of the gateway to the ground where Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement in 1942."

Art Street: A 150-year-old hidden architectural spectacle in Mumbai to soon make a comeback

By Alok Deshpande | The Indian Express | 20th September 2022

Power outages on buildings! Society woke up after the incident

in Borivali

By Anuja Chavathe | Maharashtra Times | 14th September 2022

Green Housing in Urban India is No Walk in the Park

By Vandita Sariya | Carbon Copy | 5th September 2022

Scrapyard in Mahul will ease city’s eyesores

By Linah Baliga | Hindustan Times | 29th August 2022

August Kranti Maidan saw the birth of Quit India Movement. Now it’s getting a makeover

By Purva Chitnis | The Print | 8th August 2022

The municipality will build 800 km of disabled friendly footpaths in Mumbai

By Kiran Karande | Sakal | 5th August 2022

Rare spots in Mumbai where pedestrian is king

By Rajendra B. Aklekar | Mid-day | 16th July 2022

"All is not lost yet. There is some hope with a few footpath patches in Mumbai still existing undisturbed where the pedestrian is king, even though they may be limited to a few metres. If there are pavements that seem wider than roads near Wadala-Five Gardens, some are narrow but well secured with bollards in Colaba. BKC, too, boasts of walkways that can be a walker’s delight. mid-day checks out a few that are a smooth walk."

Mumbai: August Kranti to get a makeover in 80th year of

Quit India movement

By Richa Pinto | The Times of India | 5th June 2022

"South Mumbai's historic August Kranti Maidan was where Mahatma Gandhi had given the call for the Quit India Movement on August 8, 1942. Eighty years on, a fortnight ago, the BMC began to revamp the space and is looking at unifying its grounds currently separated by all kinds of partition grills."

BMC kickstarts footpath redevelopment work in South Mumbai

By Pratip Acharya | Hindustan Times | 2nd May 2022

"Mumbai: In a bid to improve the city’s walkability spaces and to make its existing footpaths pedestrian-friendly, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) kick-started the restoration of footpaths in two heritage precinct areas in South Mumbai.As part of this project, the BMC is set to improve a 3.5-kilometer stretch which will cover the Churchgate Pedestrian Plaza, The Regal Traffic node, and the footpaths in the Metro Junction."

BSE, BMC to jointly install replicas of charging bull, gong outside main building

By Pratip Acharya | Hindustan Times | 1st May 2022

"Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plan to jointly take up beautification work to signify the history of the BSE. Under the plan, a replica of the iconic Raging Bull, which is presently housed on the ground floor of the BSE, will be created and kept in a newly created traffic junction outside the BSE."

BMC clears plan to revamp five footpaths for Rs 69 crore

By Chaitanya Marpakwar | The Times of India | 10th September 2021

"The civic standing committee cleared a proposal to beautify and strengthen footpaths at Wadala, Chembur, Bandra and Goregaon. BMC will beautify and revamp footpaths at Lady Jehangir Marg, from St. Joseph's Circle, near Wadala station, to Ruia College, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Marg, from Diamond Garden to Chembur railway station; Sant Gyaneshwar Mandir Road and RKP Road in Bandra (E); and MG Road Goregaon."

Mumbai: BMC takes up pedestrian cause, to free pavements of all hurdles

By Richa Pinto and Nitasha Natu | The Times of India | 18th December 2021

"Expect better footpaths and street furniture in the suburbs soon. After a pilot project in south Mumbai, the BMC has initiated work on improving the walkability quotient in the eastern and western suburbs. The work will benefit pedestrians and the differently-abled as it aims at universal accessibility."

'Planning should be done by the municipality'

By m. Ta. Representative | Maharashtra Times | 12th February 2021

"The issue of decentralization is being debated when the planning authority is handed over to the Mumbai Municipality. However, other authorities like MMRDA, SRA, MHADA, MIDC, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, Mumbai Port Trust should fulfill their responsibilities. But it is being suggested that the right of planning authority should rest with the municipality."

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