Sena presents rosy manifesto for city

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Sena presents rosy manifesto for city

Mumbai - The Shiv Sena, determined that its saffron flag will rule the Mumbai skies, has rolled out a slew of promises to woo the Mumbaikar. 

'We deliver' is the essence of the Shiv Sena manifesto released at the Sena Bhavan on Monday afternoon, on the occasion of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's birth anniversary.

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray clarified that the manifesto which has been released even before a possible alliance with the BJP has been forged, will integrate any positive elements the BJP might come up with, in case the alliance comes through. Those decisions will be taken after the chief minister takes a call on the current alliance stalemate.

Highlights of the Sena manifesto -

  • Relief on property tax for houses measuring up to 500 sq ft
  • Subsidy on property tax for houses measuring up to 700 sq ft
  • E-libraries for youth
  • Skill training and vocational education to be prioritised
  • Priority to students from civic schools for jobs in the BMC
  • Memorial to be set to commemorate freedom fighters
  • Mumbai to be developed as a tourism hub
  • New parks, recreation centres for senior citizens
  • More playgrounds for outdoor sports
  • Balasaheb Thackeray Health insurance cover scheme for Mumbaikars
  • Medical college to be started  at Govandi's Shatabdi Hospital
  • Medical services at the doorstep for senior citizens
  • Generic medicine shops to be set up
  • Sanitary napkin vending machines to be set up in women's sections of public toilets
  • Solid waste management project to be started at Deonar dumping ground
  • Night time garbage clean up drives to be initiated all over city 
  • Waste water recycling plant for water re-use
  • Schemes to ensure 24 hour water supply to the city
  • Reservation of green belt cover at Aarey colony to be continued
  • Coastal freeway for Mumbai 
  • All roads to be concretised and tarred using modern technology to eliminate the menace of potholes
  • BMC and BEST to present joint budget
  • BEST to introduce mini buses
  • Insurance cover for BEST employees
  • Students in school uniforms can travel free in BEST buses
  • Animal health services to be started
  • A 'dabbawala bhavan' to be set up for the city's lunch carriers
  • Gallery explaining the rich history of Marathi theatre to be set up
  • BMC to offer civic facilities to MHADA colonies
  • Housing scheme for sanitation workers and modern amenities for sanitation department
  • Football grounds to be set up, shooting range and training academy of international standards to come up
  • An international standard sports complex  to be set up in Govandi
  • Legitimisation of Gaothans (hamlets) and constructions in Koliwadas (fishing colonies) in the city
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