Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Development Plan 2034 has been pending for a long time now and if the latest developments are anything to go by, it is unlikely to get implemented anytime soon. According to a report by HT, the BMC is now set to make over 300 amendments in the city’s development plan. The reported quoted sources who attended a meeting about the same saying that ruling party Shiv Sena has demanded about 100-150 changes while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) too wants as many as 80 changes
Apart from this, even the Opposition parties like Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will submit about 20 amendments each. Shiv Sena has been raising its voice against the shut down of the open spaces in the city. It has also been against the Metro car-shed at Aarey, which the state is keen on. “Open spaces are the lungs of Mumbai. We will not allow any changes on pristine green spaces,” Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was quoted saying in the report when asked about the problem of open spaces.
However, all these amendments may not be accepted. A senior civic official from the DP department revealed that these proposals will be sent to the state government’s urban development department for consideration and it will take the final decision. “All the amendments will be marked in the DP sheets and then sent by the commissioner to the state for final approval,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena head Udhhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that the people of Mumbai will not face any difficulty during monsoon, this year. “The BMC is always subjected to criticisms. If Mumbai receives too much rainfall, is the BMC’s responsible for it? The city will remain in a good condition throughout the monsoon season,” Thackeray said while inaugurating the Kalidas drama theatre in suburban Mulund.