Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), in its general body meet, has unanimously passed the proposal to approve demand for special grant from Maharashtra State Finance Commission (MSFC) for the development in the city.
The fund is meant to provide basic amenities in various parts of Nagpur. The corporation proposed that the development of infrastructure is needed to cater to the extended area of the city limits.
The NMC proposed to demand Rs 6,320 crores from the commission, which is scheduled to meet on January 9. Of the proposed fund, Rs 150 crores have been earmarked for garbage management, Rs 1260 crores for water recycling, Rs 530 crores for development of rivers, ponds and nullahs within city limits. Rs 3765 crores for rain water drainage system and Rs 345 crores for maintenance and repair of roads. The proposal was unanimously passed.
With the proposal approved, the Nagpur NMC would be the first municipal corporation in the state to send it to MSFC.
Before the resolution was passed, leader of opposition in NMC Vikas Thakre raised the issue of misuse of funds received from Central and State governments. He alleged that contract for city transport was accorded to Vansh Nimay who along with NMC officials had caused great deal of revenue loss to the exchequer. Thakre demanded to register criminal case against the offenders. Mayor Anil Sole presented the action taken report following the recommendation of inquiry committee during the last general body meeting.