The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently concluded its ward-level citizen consultation programmes on the upcoming development plan (DP) 2014-34 for the city. The programmes, which were initiated in the second week of August in all the 24 wards in the city, involved citizen groups and NGOs in planning the new land use map for Mumbai.
The respective wards are now in the process of reviewing the suggestions and are expected to submit it to the development planning department of the civic body by September 25. “More than 100 people participated in the programme in our ward. Their main suggestions included identification of hawker-zones. They also suggested that we identify another dumping ground in the area,” said Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner of the M/East ward. Assistant commissioner for the D ward Parag Masrukar said that the citizens demanded that space be allocated for the construction of a new fire station in Malabar Hill.
“This is the first time that citizens were included. We will try to incorporate their suggestions,” said deputy municipal commissioner Milind Sawant (improvements).
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