BMC unveils budget for 2020-21 with total outlay of over Rs 33,441 crore; allocation for coastal road project increased by 25%

The BMC's total budget estimates for the next financial year are 8.95 percent more than the last fiscal when it had presented a budget of Rs 30,692 crore.

Press Trust of India February 04, 2020 17:36:04 IST
BMC unveils budget for 2020-21 with total outlay of over Rs 33,441 crore; allocation for coastal road project increased by 25%
  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is the richest civic body in the country, on Tuesday unveiled its Budget for 2020-21

  • The BMC's total budget estimates for the next financial year are 8.95 percent more than the last fiscal when it had presented a budget of Rs 30,692 crore.

  • The BMC has also focused on various infrastructure projects, health services, education and other facilities, in the budget.

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is the richest civic body in the country, on Tuesday unveiled its Budget for 2020-21 with the total outlay of Rs 33,441 crore, proposing a 5 percent increase in fees for various licences without tweaking the existing tax structure.

The BMC's total budget estimates for the next financial year are 8.95 percent more than the last fiscal when it had presented a budget of Rs 30,692 crore, which was 12.5per cent higher than the 2018-19 estimates.

BMC unveils budget for 202021 with total outlay of over Rs 33441 crore allocation for coastal road project increased by 25

File image of BMC headquarters. Wikimedia Commons

The budget was presented in the standing committee of the civic body by BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi.

Though the tax structure was kept unchanged, an increase of 5 percent is proposed in the fees for various licences, birth certificates, market licences and others. The BMC is expecting the estimated revenue of Rs 28,448.30 crores from various revenue sources in the year 2020-21, which is 13.87 percent more as compared to Rs 24983.82 crore in FY 2019-20.

The BMC has also focused on various infrastructure projects, health services, education and other facilities, in the budget.

The budgetary allocation for the ambitious Coastal Road project, which is planned to be completed in four years, has been increased by 25 percent from Rs 1,600 crore to Rs 2,000 crore. The total project cost of the project stands at Rs 12,721 crore.

As per the Budget document, the BMC revenue from property tax has gone down by Rs 335 crore due to exemption of flats having carpet area up to 500 sq ft from the purview of the tax.

The BMC has allocated Rs 300 crore for the Goregaon-Mulund link road project that is expected to make people's journey between Eastern and Western suburbs seamless.

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