Corporators’ fund hiked by Rs 35 lakh

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Nashik : Following the meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Municipal Corporation, Mayor Ranjana Bhansi ordered works related to solid waste management, management of sewage, drinking water and traffic system immediately in General Body Meeting yesterday. Suggesting a hike of Rs. 35 lakh in corporators’ fund each, the Mayor approved a fund of Rs. 75 lakh for each corporator to do development works. A provision of Rs. 10 crore has been made for 20 villages.

NMC standing committee chairperson Shivaji Gangurde tabled a budget of Rs. 1793 crore before the General Body Meeting. Suggesting a hike in it, the General Body Meeting inflated it above Rs. 2000 crore. Following discussions that lasted for six hours over this budget, the Mayor informed that proposals of Rs. 2200 crore were tabled in the meeting with the Chief Minister. She mentioned that the Chief Minister had instructed her to undertake works related to solid waste management, management of sewage, drinking water and traffic system on priority.

Dy Mayor Prathamesh Gite, Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Krishna, town secretary and heads of all departments were present for the GBM. As per budget, revenue of Rs. 20 crore is expected from advertisements after survey of hoardings in jurisdiction of NMC. A provision of Rs. 94.95 cr has been made for construction of important roads in the city. Provision of Rs. 34.27 cr has been made for construction of study hall, library, meeting hall and auditorium at Nashik Road.

There is provision of Rs. 2 crore in the budget for installation of new toys and benches in gardens. Provision of Rs. 3.50 crore has been made for purchase of medicines and maintenance of medical appliances in NMC hospitals. Provision of Rs. 31.58 crore has been made for street and LED lights.

Besides these, various measures have been suggested for revenue growth. Suggestions have been made to give open spaces, truck terminus and other places in NMC area on rental basis. Considering load on treasury, it has been aimed to give Yashwant vegetable market, Mahatma Phule market, truck terminus, old Panchavati divisional office, Nilgiri Baug, town hall, Kulkarni garden and Phalke Smarak on Build, Operate and Transfer basis. Suggestions were also tabled regarding creation of separate system for conservation and cleanliness of Godavari, Nandini and Wagadhi rivers in the city.

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