The official added that about 18 contractors each have been given a cluster of 10-15 roads and will all be a part of the inquiry in which inspection pits will be dug at spots on each of over 200 roads in the coming months.
The Shiv Sena, which has been ruling the civic body for over two decades now, has 75 corporators in the current house.
Of the 917 schools under the BMC’s education department, 334 private aided primary schools have a student strength of 1,19,703 and the 538 unaided schools have 2,99,000 students.
For the health, dignity and safety of women in slums, a comprehensive policy for the maintenance and construction of public toilets is needed.
Last week, the BMC’s counsel sought three months to complete the task in the remaining 16 wards. The NGT granted them two months to expeditiously carry out the mapping.
In the meeting on Saturday, the AMCs and DMCs were told to study the budget closely and make a plan of ward-related works proposed including cost as well as tender documents.
Mehta, who allocated Rs 10 crore for the Smart City project and increased overall capital expenditure, emphasised reforms that have been undertaken to speed up the grant of building projects.
The plans were not mentioned in the annual budget estimates for 2016-17
From Swachh Bharat to the Smart Cities Mission and from Make in India to measures for ease of doing business, there were lavish fund allocations for 2016-17 for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s biggest schemes.
Sena opposes Smart City plan, BJP against theme park at Mahalaxmi.
A detailed inquiry report on the five roads whose inspection is complete will be submitted next week.
However, officials said that the since the civic body will continue to get revenue from Octroi, which is the major source of revenue for BMC, no new taxes are required to be introduced.
Since Thursday, a thick blanket of smog has engulfed parts of Mumbai due to various factors including drop in minimum temperature to 14 degree Celsius.
“We have instructed the ward officials to issue notices to the rest of the plots after completing the first phase,” said SS Shinde, joint commissioner of BMC.
According to officials, members of the Standing Committee were scheduled to go on a five-day tour between January 28 and February 1.