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Maharashtra Legislative Assembly: Congress leader suggests splitting BMC into three civic bodies

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra minister Naseem Khan on Tuesday suggested that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should be split into three civic bodies for more efficient functioning, on the lines of New Delhi, where multiple municipal corporations have been formed.

Representational photo. Wikimedia commons

Representational image. Wikimedia commons

Speaking to reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday, Khan said, "The efficiency of the BMC staff is in question as it is almost difficult to manage the city due to its huge size."

Khan also raised the issue during the Zero Hour of the state legislative assembly through a point of information.

"Mumbai city is growing every day and at present it caters to over 1.5 crore population in addition to floating population of five million people," the Congress leader said.

Khan alleged that although BJP and Shiv Sena, which share power in the state, are also helming the BMC, they have not succeeded in providing the civic amenities.

"There is a need for splitting the BMC into three municipal bodies- South Mumbai and Eastern suburbs and Western suburbs," he said.

Khan pointed out that since Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis heads the urban development department, he should take this decision in the interest of Mumbaikars.

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 21:27 PM

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