A week after Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar walked out of the standing committee meeting as elected representatives had rejected his proposal, the standing committee on Tuesday reviewed the decision and approved the proposal of signing an MoU with New York-based Institute for Transport and Development Policy (ITDP) for assistance in resolving traffic woes plaguing the city.
Kumar had clarified that he left the meeting due to personal reasons and not because the proposal was rejected. “The committee was not satisfied with the presentation last week but were convinced as the administration responded to all queries on the proposal on Tuesday. Thus, the proposal was passed with a majority vote,” said Balasaheb Bodke, chairperson of the standing committee.
The ruling NCP, along with the opposition BJP, got the proposal approved while the Congress, Shiv Sena and MNS opposed it. The NCP had opposed it last week but changed its decision on Tuesday.