Mumbai – The BMC passed a proposal giving an extension of two months to study and discuss the report of Draft Planning Review Committee regarding Draft Development Plan (DP) of the city for 2014-34. A proposal would soon be sent to the State government and if the government grants its extension, new corporators will get time to study this plan.
The six-member Draft Planning Review Committee had submitted its report to the then Mayor Snehal Ambekar on March 6. It is binding on the BMC to study and discuss this report in next two months. As the government’s time limit is ending on March 20 the new corporators would have got only 12 days to study and discuss this report. The report was actually tabled in the House on March 17. The corporators would get only 3 days now and hence standing committee chairman Ramesh Korgaonkar suggested to seek an extension of the time limit for study.
Congress party group leader Ravi Raja supported Korgaonkar’s proposal and demanded 3 months time to study this report. BJP group leader Manoj Kotak, Samajwadi Party group leader Rais Shaikh also extended their support to Korgaonkar. Granting this proposal, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar directed the administration to send this proposal to the State government. Now, this proposal will be sent to the urban development department.
Sources said that the government is expected to extend the time limit to study report on the development plan.