BMC undertakes Mumbai makeover project; 16-point-plan to provide improved public washrooms, better roads

BMC Chief Iqbal Singh Chahal has directed the officials to complete 50% of the work by December this year; each ward to get Rs 15 crore for the makeover project.

Kalpesh MhamunkarUpdated: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11:05 AM IST
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BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation has undertaken beautification project wherein they will revamp roads, bridges, foot paths, traffic island, coasts, garden etc across the city. Civic body chief Iqbal Singh Chahal, on Friday, issued directions to the administration to undertake the works and said that at least 50 per cent of the work should be completed by December, 2022.

The BMC will also now be the agency that will be responsible for maintenance of the pothole-ridden Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway--which presently, are managed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

What is the city civic body planning? Read the details below:

Beautification work to be undertaken by the BMC

Beautification work to be undertaken by the BMC | FPJ

Reportedly, the civic body's 24 wards of the city have been given Rs 15 crore each for the project. Moreover, Rs 78 crore was allotted to improve sanitation facilities across the city.

In line with Suvidha toilets constructed by the Hindustan Unilever, the civic body will be creating washrooms in the city which have provisions like washing machines, hot water for bathin and provide drinking water etc, stated a report.

Chahal instructed the officials that the beautification work has to be artistically done, be of good quality and durable. He also emphasized that the work should be completed by March 2023 in a meeting with Assistant Municipal Commissioners held on Friday.

This meeting was chaired after Chief Minister Eknath Shinde directed Chahal to start the beautification work on a priority basis. The commissioner put forth a draft for the beautification project before the Shinde which he approved.

A total of 16 areas have been identified where the ward officers will decide whether roads or bridges or garden needs a makeover.

Chahal has also directed officers to click pictures after completion of work. An award will be given away to the ward which does good work, he said. A senior BMC officer will monitor the work and review the progress every week.

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