mumbai civic diary


Old BEST Bus

Mumbai Civic Diary: Know The BEST

Our third organisation in the Mumbai Civic Diary series is the city’s beloved Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Popularly known for its fleet of buses, this organisation also supplies electricity to the entire stretch between Sion and Colaba and runs a ferry service connecting the quaint fishing village of Manori with the mainland at...


Gorgoyle culpture on BMC Building, Mumbai, Image: Wikipedia

Mumbai Civic Diary: The BMC

Continuing our Mumbai Civic Diary series, our organisation in focus is the The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai popularly known by its abbreviated form BMC which stands for Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika. Working at BMC must be a challenging task because it is responsible for providing virtually all civic amenities to the largest metropolis of the...


Policeman of the early 19th Century

Mumbai Civic Diary: Mumbai Police

Today the Times of India, Mumbai features an articles that talks about how 26% of Mumbaikars don’t know what is the full form of BMC. The city that you and I call home is governed most efficiently by a number of organisations and dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that our lives are comfortable and...