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Fire safety: Surat Municipal Corporation seals over 2,400 shops

The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Monday cracked the whip on establishments that lack fire safety. In all over 2400 shops and buildings were sealed for failing to get a fire NOC. Several hotels, offices, and hospitals were also among those that were sealed. Earlier, the fire department had surveyed commercial buildings, godowns, hotels, and...

AAP corporators oppose ‘anti-people’ policy of SMC, protests, detained

AAP leader and opposition leader in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) Dharmesh Bhandari sat on an indefinite fast in the deputy mayor’s chamber to protest the anti-people decision taken during the budget session of the civic body. Though the AAP opposed the same, the BJP continued with the policy on the back of its majority...

SMC spent close to Rs4 crore to sterilize 46000 street dogs, RTI activist suspects a scam

A Right To Information (RTI) query by an activist about the money spent on sterilisation and containment of street dogs has revealed that the Surat Municipal Corporation spent Rs3.47 crore between 2014 and 2020 on street dogs. The activist has alleged that this points out to corruption in the work given for street dog sterilisation...

BREAKING: Surat Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ketan Patel in ACB net

Ketan Patel, Surat Deputy Municipal Commissioner is in the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) net. The ACB has got permission from the state government to investigate the corruption charges against Surat Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ketan Patel. Ketan Patel is alleged to have disproportionate assets. As per reports he has four to five four-wheelers and house that...