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Bad Road Condition Complaint System In Mumbai

This article deals with successfully complaining about potholes, melting roads, broken footpaths and all other problems related to the road conditions in Mumbai City.

Updated: 14-Dec-2017

Mumbai Road Complaint Public Notice in Marathi

Mumbai Road Complaint Public Notice in Marathi

Which governmental authorities are responsible for maintenance of roads in Mumbai?

Road maintenance is the primary responsibility of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). However, there are other authorities who also are responsible for maintenance of roads (carriage-ways).

This includes:

  • MMRDA
  • Mumbai Port Trust
  • MSRDC
  • Various Public-Private Partnerships

How does a citizen complain about bad roads in Mumbai?

Legal Aid Services

A citizen can complain to the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority (which has been appointed as the Nodal Office) to take complaints for bad roads in Mumbai

As per the Public Notice given above, a citizen can complain to the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority (which has been appointed as the Nodal Office) in any one of the following ways:

  • By email sent to [email protected]
  • By post or hand delivery to
    The Member Secretary,
    Maharashtra Legal Services Authority,
    105, High Court, (PWD Building), Fort, Mumbai 400032.

Is there a format for making complaints?

No there is no format for complaints.

However it would be ideal for your letter or email to contain the following details:


To: [email protected]
Subject: Bad Road Condition Complaint for ________________(Road Name or Location)
Road Location: (Location of the bad patch or where repairs are required)
Pincode:
MCGM Ward: (if you know the ward under which the road comes
Problem with the road: (in brief)
Road Condition: (Bad / Very Bad / Highly Dangerous etc.)
Remarks:


To:

[email protected]

Subject:

Bad Road Condition Complaint for ________________(Road Name or Location)

Body:

Bad Road Condition Complaint Details as per Public Notice dated 7th Sept 2017
 
Road Location:
Merewether Road / BK Boman Behram Marg, Colaba, Behind The Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba
Pincode:
400001
MCGM Ward:
A Ward
Problem with the road:
Potholes, bumps, portion around manholes is damaged, topping of the entire road is coming off
Road Condition:
Highly dangerous for motorists

Remarks:

This road has been in this condition since over 2 years now. It appears to be worse than the surface of the moon.

Do acknowledge this complaint and kindly provide me a complaint number for follow up.


Thanks,(Your Name)

What type of complaints can be made regarding bad roads?

You can complain about any aspect related to bad road conditions, which includes:

  • Broken manhole covers
  • Misaligned gutters
  • Unauthorized speed breakers
  • Broken or damaged speed humps
  • Absent or improper speed breaker signage
  • Broken median or road dividers
  • Uneven of out of level paver blocks
  • Bad patch work for road repairs
  • Melting roads
  • Broken footpath or pavements
  • Slippery road
  • Excessive gradient
  • Broken bridges

How effective is this mechanism for complaining about bad roads?

As of December 2017, this mechanism for road complaints is extremely effective as the whole complaint process is monitored by the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority. Hence all responses have to be given in a time bound and systematic manner.

A few email responses  to complaints are given here.

What is Suo Motu PIL No. 71 of 2013 of the Bombay High Court?

Suo Motu PIL No. 71 of 2013 was a Public Interest Litigation which the High Court instituted on its own, without any particular citizen or aggrieved party coming forward to complain about the bad road conditions specifically.

Here is a list of recent orders in the matter:

8-11-2017
3-8-2017
10-3-2017

This article is being constantly updated.

 

 

What is the Index II or Index 2 / सूची क्र. २ Document?

This article explains what the Index – II or Index 2 document means when Registering a Document or referring to a document which has been registered.

What is Index II?

Index II is the summary of any document Registered with the Sub-Registrar of Assurances in India. It is also known as नोंदणी  – सूची क्र. २

Why is Index II named so?

The Index No. II is named so because the Registration Act 1908 requires the preparation and maintenance of a number of Indexes for the purpose of record keeping in the Registrars office.

As per section 55 of the Registration Act, 1908:

55. Indexes to be made by registering officers, and their contents

 

(3) Index No. II shall contain such particulars mentioned in section 21 relating to every such document and memorandum as the Inspector-General from time to time directs in that behalf.

Are there more Indexes besides Index No. II? What do the other Indexes contains?

Yes. There are 4 Indexes to be made and kept at the registration offices.

As per section 55 of the Registration Act, 1908:

55. Indexes to be made by registering officers, and their contents

(1) Four such indexes shall be made in all registration offices, and shall be named, respectively, Index No. I, Index No. II, Index No. III and Index No. IV.

(2) Index No. I shall contain the names and additions of all persons executing and of all persons claiming under every document entered or memorandum filed in Book No. 1.

(3) Index No. II shall contain such particulars mentioned in section 21 relating to every such document and memorandum as the Inspector-General from time to time directs in that behalf.

(4) Index No. III shall contain the names and additions of all persons executing every will and authority entered in Book No. 3, and of the executors and persons respectively appointed thereunder, and after the death of the testator or the donor (but not before) the names and additions of all persons claiming under the same.

(5) Index No. IV shall contain the names and additions of all persons executing and of all persons claiming under every document entered in Book No. 4.

(6 )….

Is the Index II a public document?

Yes. Like any registered document, the Index – II is also a public document and a certified copy is available to any member of the public upon payment of fees and making an application.

How can we get the Index II of a registered document in Maharashtra?

 

What information does the Index II document contain?

The Index No. II contains the following details of a registered document:

  • Registration Date
  • Registration Office Name: Eg. दुय्यम निबंधक / Sub Registrar Mumbai City 1 (Fort)
  • Document Registration Number / दस्त क्रमांक
  • 1. Document Type / विलेखाचा प्रकार Eg: Leave and License / Deed of Transfer
  • 2. Document Value or Deposit or Downpayment / मोबदला
  • 3. Total Transaction Value / Market Value
  • 4. Particulars of the Property in detail
  • 5. Total Area of Property
  • 6. Assessment of Division or Joint Property (if applicable)
  • 7. Names of Persons of the First Part executing the document or presenting the document or Details of Court order etc. (This would be the Seller or Licensor or Landlord etc. )
  • 8. Names of Persons of the Other Part executing the document or presenting the document or Details of Court order etc. (This would be the Buyer or License or Tenant etc.
  • 9. Date of Execution of the Document
  • 10. Date of Registration of the Document
  • 11. Section and Page in the Register / खंड पृष्ठ
  • 12. Stamp Duty based on the market value
  • 13. Registration Fee based on the market value
Sample of an Index II for a Registered Document

Sample of an Index II for a Registered Document

What can the Index II be used for? Where is the Index 2 used?

The Index II and its certified copies serve as Evidence of Registration of the Document. Without disclosing any clauses or conditions in the document, the Index 2 summarizes the transaction and details of property mentioned in the Registered Document.

The Index 2 is used as proof to show transfer deed execution or to confirm the legitimacy of the execution of a registered document.

It is used at the time of Mortgage / Loan / Sale / Transfer etc.  to show the completion of the Transfer of Immovable Property as per the Transfer of Property Act.

The Registration of a Document or the Index II does not show the validity of the contents of the document or the legitimacy of the truth of the facts stated in it. It is merely a proof that such a document was presented for registration and was registered.

Is it safe to give my property agent or Society office a copy of the Index II document?

Yes it is quite safe to give a copy of the Index II document as it is a public document and can be obtained by any person.

Maharashtra Real Estate Regulation Act and MahaRERA Rules

This article helps the common man use the MahaRERA system to find information about real estate construction projects in Maharashtra.

What is the meaning of MahaRERA?

From when does MahaRERA come into effect?

What are the common issues which the MahaRERA law deals with?

Which are the RERA and related laws in Maharashtra?

Law Purpose
Maharashtra Real Estate (Regulation and Development)(Registration of Real Estate Projects, Registration of Real Estate Agents, Rates of Interest and Disclosures on Website) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Officers and Employees (Appointment and Service Conditions) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (Recovery of Interest, Penalty, Compensation, Fine payable, Forms of Complaints and Appeal, etc.) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal, Officers and Employees (Appointment and Service Conditions) Rules, 2017
Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Form of Annual Statement of Accounts and Annual Report ) Rules, 2017
The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (General) Regulations, 2017
The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Employees) Regulation, 2017
Charges for accessing MahaRERA web-based Application for registration of project and real estate agents, extension of registration for projects and real estate agents including updating website, database management and maintenance under regulation 48 of the MahaRERA General Regulations, 2017

Where is the MahaRERA Headquarters?

The MahaRERA headquarters are in Mumbai at:

Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority
3rd Floor, A-Wing, Slum Rehabilitation Authority,
Administrative Building, Anant Kanekar Marg,
Bandra (E), Mumbai 400051

What information is available to the Public using the MahaRERA website?

Here is a list of the details available on the MahaRERA Website under the

MahaRERA Application

General Information

  • Information Type = Project Type i.e. Residential / Commercial etc.
  • Organization Name
  • Organization Type
  • Company Description For Other Type Organization
  • Do you have any Past Experience?
  • Address Details
  • Organization Contact Details

Past Experience Details

  • Sr.No.
  • Project Name
  • Type of Project
  • Others
  • Land Area(In Sq mtrs)
  • Address
  • CTS Number
  • Number of Buildings/Plot
  • Number of Apartments
  • Original Proposed Date of Completion

Member Information = Information of Company Members / Directors

  • Member Name
  • Designation
  • Photo

Project Details

  • Project Name
  • Project Status = On-Going / Completed Project
  • Proposed Date of Completion
  • Revised Proposed Date of Completion
  • Litigations related to the project ? = See below for details
  • Project Type = Residential / Commercial
  • Are there any Co-Promoters (as defined by MahaRERA Order) in the project ?
  • Plot Bearing No / CTS no / Survey Number/Final Plot no.
  • Boundaries East
  • Boundaries West
  • Boundaries North
  • Boundaries South
  • State/UT
  • Division
  • District
  • Taluka
  • Village
  • Pin Code
  • Area(In sqmts)
  • Total Building Count
  • Sanctioned Buildings Count
  • Proposed But Not Sanctioned Buildings Count
  • Aggregate area(In sqmts) of recreational open space
  • FSI Details
  • Built-up-Area as per Proposed FSI (In sqmts) ( Proposed but not sanctioned) ( As soon as approved, should be immediately updated in Approved FSI)
  • Built-up-Area as per Approved FSI (In sqmts)
  • Total FSI

Co-Promoter Details

  • Project Name
  • Promoter Name
  • Co-Promoter Type
  • Type of Agreement/ Arrangement
  • Office Number
  • Other Details

Project Details

  • Proposed
  • Booked
  • WorkDone(In %)

Eg: Number of Garages ( In Numbers) / Covered Parking ( In Numbers)

Development Work

Common areas And Facilities, Amenities Available Percent Details

  • Internal Roads & Footpaths
  • Water Supply  Eg: Fresh Water Supply from MCGM
  • Sewerage (Chamber, Lines, Septic Tank , STP)
  • Storm Water Drains
  • Landscaping & Tree Planting Eg: Proposed on Top of Podium
  • Street Lighting
  • Community Buildings
  • Treatment And Disposal Of Sewage And Sullage Wate Through STP
  • Solid Waste Management And Disposal
  • Water Conservation, Rain water Harvesting
  • Harvesting Tank
  • Energy management
  • Fire Protection And Fire Safety Requirements Eg: As per CFO Norms
  • Electrical Meter Room, Sub-Station, Receiving Station
  • Aggregate area of recreational Open Space
  • Open Parking

Building Details

  • Sr.No.
  • Project Name
  • Number of Basement’s
  • Number of Plinth
  • Number of Podium’s
  • Number of Slab of Super Structure
  • Number of Stilts
  • Number of Open Parking
  • Number of Closed Parking

 

Registration of a Will or Codicil in India

What is the meaning of Registering a Will?

Registration of a Will means to Deposit the original Will with the Sub-Registrar of Assurances and obtain a certificate of registration for such deposit.

Registration of a Will or Codicil in India

Registration of a Will or Codicil in India

Who can Register a Will?

Any person who is competent to Contract i.e. competent to make a Will as per law can register a Will.

Why do people register a Will? What are the benefits and limitations of Registering a Will?

Registration of the Will provides authenticity of the document and prevents the validity of the document from being questioned. However, the contents mentioned in the Will are not validated and authenticated, it is only the document that is merely registered as authentic.

What is the cost of Registering a Will in India?

There is no stamp duty applicable to Registering a Will. The registration fee for Registering a Will is about Rs. 100.

Where and how can you register a Will in india?

To register a Will simply visit the local Sub-registrar office. For Maharashtra see: igrmaharashtra.gov.in

Does every subsequent Will also have to be registered, if the prior Will was registered?

No. There is no such requirement, but is always recommended.

What are the options available when Registering a Will?

  • Open Will
  • Sealed Will

What is a Sealed Will?

A sealed will is a Will which is kept in a sealed cover and the sealed cover is registered and kept in safe keeping. The seal is opened at the time of the death of the Testator and is registered at the time of death.

If I do not give a Sealed Will, will a Registered Will be available for anyone to see? Can any person get a copy of a Registered Will?

A registered Will copy is made available only to the Testator of the Will (during his life time). After the Testator’s death any person can obtain a copy of the Will on producing the death certificate of the Testator.

Is there a limitation period or timeline for Registering a Will?

No. There is no limitation period for registering a Will as in the case of other documents where it is upto 4 months from the date of execution. You can register a Will at any time, including after the death of the Testator. Section 40 and 41 of the Registration Act, 1908

What is the purpose of Registering a Will after the death of the Testator?

 

What The Supreme Court of India Said On Banning Sale of Firecrackers in Delhi/NCR Region

Highlights of the Supreme Court judgement:

  • …bursting of fire crackers is not the only cause for alarming air pollution in Delhi and NCR, but it is also acknowledged that it is one of the major causes. It is also recorded in the judgment that on bursting of these crackers during Diwali in 2016, the air quality had sharply deteriorated…
  • …we have the direct evidence of deterioration15
    of air quality at alarming levels, which happens every year. As already pointed out above, burning of these fire crackers during Diwali in 2016 had shot up pm levels by three times, making Delhi the worst city in the world, insofar as air pollution is concerned…
  • …Insofar as adverse effects of burning of crackers during Diwali are concerned, those have been witnessed year after year. The air quality deteriorates abysmally and alarmingly and the city chokes thereby. It leads to closing the schools and the authorities are compelled to take various measures on emergent basis, when faced
    with “health emergency” situation. This very situation had occurred on the very next morning after Diwali in the year 2016. It resulted in passing the order dated November 11, 2016. This order prevailed
    during the year but the impact and effect of this order remains to be tested on Diwali days…
  • …Further orders in this behalf can be passed on assessing the situation that would emerge after this Diwali season…

Full Text of the judgement:

This is the full text of the Judgement of the Supreme Court of India on banning firecrackers and fireworks sale in the Delhi / NCR Region.

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