In light of the upcoming BMC elections in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Government approved the annual district plan budget, allowing a sum of ₹900 crores for the development of Mumbai city and suburbs. Reportedly, this yearly budget has been further segmented into two categories - ₹250 crores for the city and ₹650 crores for the suburban districts. The plan was approved during cabinet review on Monday and will be notably streamlined for use in the next year.
Mumbai's ambitious annual district plan
The Mumbai annual district plan has received a surplus of ₹270 crores, from the previous year, to bolster civic growth and development in the region. This includes a ₹10 crore raise in the city category, announced the deputy CM of Maharashtra on Monday. All proposals have been designed for the convenience of the general public, with a focus on the beautification of the city, added officials.
If claims are to be believed, the district authorities will employ this increased financial limit to set up a cloth bag unit for women self-help groups, develop public gardens for senior citizens and improve the status of Mumbai footpaths. The development of a mangrove park in Gorai has also been proposed.
A flamingo gallery at Sewree fort, gender-fluid initiatives for women and transgender people, installation of training centres for sports enthusiasts are further being considered under the ambit of this ambitious draft.
Active 'in the making' plans for Mumbai
The Mumbai district plan has received due acknowledgement for its innovation and technology and officials have now planned a host of novel projects for the year 2022-2023 to keep up the strive this year as well. As per reports, work is underway to spruce up spaces under the flyovers, boost security in school premises, improve traffic management in dual parking and ensure beautification of other important roads under the banner of the model district plan.