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BMC Elections 2022: On Day 1 As Administrator IS Chahal Held Monsoon Review Meeting

This is the first time since 1984 that an administrator has been appointed for Mumbai, as the end of the term of elected representatives did not coincide with fresh elections.

BMC Elections 2022: On Day 1 As Administrator IS Chahal Held Monsoon Review Meeting
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On the first day of the assuming office as the administrator, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief Iqbal Singh Chahal on Tuesday, March 8, held a special meeting with additional commissioners, deputy municipal commissioners and department heads in civic body regarding monsoon preparedness.

This transpired a day after the five-year tenure of the elected body ended on Monday, March 8, which was led by Shiv Sena. However, this is the first time since 1984 that an administrator has been appointed for Mumbai, as the end of the term of elected representatives did not coincide with fresh elections.

During the review meeting, Chahal directed various departments to undertake monsoon preparedness work on time. The BMC chief also directed the civic administration to coordinate with MMRDA for ongoing metro work vis-a-vis monsoon and waterlogging.

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While the roads department has been directed to finish all ongoing road work before May 15, the BEST has been asked to stay vigilant regarding electric supply during rains.

Moreover, an update will be periodically given regarding desilting of stormwater drains, management at waterlogging spots, pruning of trees for monsoon, among other work.

On March 7, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s standing committee cleared over 300 proposals related to many civic development works.

Read More: BMC’s Standing Committee Passes Proposals Over Rs 1,000 crore

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