Raj Thackeray meets BMC’s new chief, says will take DP to common man

Thackeray announced this at the BMC headquarters on Thursday.

| Mumbai | Published: May 1, 2015 3:17:46 am
mns, maharashtra navanirman sena, raj thackeray, ajoy mehta, bmc commissioner ajoy mehta, mumbai news, india news, indian express, indian express news MNS chief Raj Thackeray and civic Commissioner Ajoy Mehta at BMC headquarters on Thursday. (Source: Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

After bringing together Bollywood stars to make a case for scrapping of the draft DP, Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will now go to the common man.

The party announced Thursday that they will go door-to-door to meet people and take suggestions and objections for the ‘dumped’ draft development plan (DP) 2034.

Thackeray announced this at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters on Thursday.

The leader had come to meet the newly-appointed Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

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Thackeray, who has been quite vocal in his criticism against the plan, also said, “We will go meet people personally to make them understand the nuances of the plan,” he said.

BMC has received more than 50,000 suggestions and objections on the plan which have now been forwarded to the revision committee in Sion. Once the civic body republishes the plan in the next four months, it will be opened for suggestions and objections again.

Thackeray also praised Mehta on his decision-making skills.

He said, “I have seen Mehta’s work for the past 15 years. I am impressed with his style of working. I have high expectations from him and I sincerely hope he contributes to the betterment of Mumbai.”

Asking the Commissioner to also pay attention to the discrepancies in Sena’ led BMC’s working, Thackeray added, “Right from constant digging of roads, traffic, parking woes to hawkers, Mumbai is facing a lot of issues. Mehta should look into all these problems and take quick actions. Ward officers and corporators abstaining from working should get suspended so that Mumbai can develop.”

“Even after repeatedly asking the former Commissioner Sitaram Kunte to take actions on the illegal structures and encroachments under Ghatkopar flyover, no action was taken,” Thackeray said.


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