STUDY POLICY CHANGE TO HELP MUMBAI GROW VERTICAL, CM TELLS MMRDA Months after visiting World Bank officials suggested that laws should be changed to allow Mumbai grow vertically like New York, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh asked the MMRDA to conduct a study on the policies to be adopted for such a development. The bank officials had said since land is scarce, Mumbai should grow vertically like New York to make builders compete with one another for wooing buyers. PATIL OFFERS COPS IN BDD CHAWLS A BIGGER HOME Deputy chief minister R R Patil has announced that police personnel who reside in various Bombay Development Directorate chawls across the city would be allotted a flat measuring 410-sq-foot once these chawls are redeveloped. The police housing and welfare board will spend Rs 5 crore for carrying out the repair work in these chawls,” said a statement issued by Patil’s public relations office. MANTRALAYA TO HAVE 64 CCTVS SOON After a prolonged delay, the home department has approved a proposal for installing 64 CCTVs in Mantralaya. The proposal was first moved in December 2007 and again in March this year. At the moment, there are only six CCTVs in Mantralaya. A month ago, two serious instances were reported one of them being a man who had made an attempt to commit suicide. The CCTVs are likely to be installed within a week.

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