Mumbai: Ten vital cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, have submitted their estimated proposals value Rs 29,647.45 crore for a Central government-funded ‘Smart City’ project.
However, a Mumbai offer guess of only Rs 1,118 crore is a lowest among all a 10 cities.
The Thane Municipal Corporation’s offer with an guess of Rs 6,630 crore tops a list, followed by Amravati value Rs 5,305 crore and Nagpur – Rs 3,409 crore.
The estimated offer of Mumbai has lifted eyebrows as a Shiv Sena, that is in energy in a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has already red-flagged a Centre’s pierce accusing it of perplexing to get back-door entrance to determining a city.
It is also expected to turn an emanate during a BMC elections due to be hold in early 2017. The ‘Smart City’ offer submitted by BMC has distant reduce guess even than that of Aurangabad city, that is
around Rs 1,595.5 crore.
The other cities to row their estimated proposals embody Pune – Rs 2,932 crore, Solapur – Rs 2,921 crore, Kalyan-Dombivali – Rs 2,057 crore, Nashik – Rs 1,945 crore and Navi Mumbai – Rs 1,734 crore.
During a Winter event of a state Legislature hold during Nagpur in Dec final year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had deserted Shiv Sena’s row that a pierce was Centre’s ploy to benefit back-door control of a city.
He had pronounced that a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be set adult to exercise a plan that will be dominated by county officials.
Even Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) boss Raj Thackeray had questioned a belated antithesis of a Sena to a plan indicating out that a Sena-ruled BMC had authorized a offer in Jul 2015.
Fadnavis, but holding names, had recently pronounced that all parties (including a Sena) in a Pune Municipal Corporation had authorized a ‘Smart City’ plan there. He had pronounced that a intrigue no approach takes divided powers of a county bodies, and instead it is a county bodies that will confirm on their priorities, on who should be awarded a contracts and allocation of funds.
An editorial in Sena spokesman ‘Saamana’ had recently termed a Prime Minister’s flagship ‘Smart City’ plan as “illegal” and “unconstitutional” and a ploy to benefit back-door control over Mumbai.