By Accommodation Times Bureau
Mumbai:The Development Plan (DP) was passed in the BMC house at the midnight of August 1, and the corporation resolution are sent to the state government with 266 amendments proposed by several political party leaders moreover 2,000 recommendations put forward by the planning committee.
An official from the DP department of the BMC gave information that 265 amendments were originally proposed by the corporators, but one more pertaining to the controversial choice of site, for a metro car shed in Aarey Milk Colony is added to it.
Trusted sources said that he Aarey issue was put to vote in the house , but the Shiv Sena and Congress voted against it and forced an amendment.
“Except for the plans, the amendments and recommendations proposed would be sent to the state government by August 2 (Wednesday),” the official said. “However, we would need to make changes to the base plan on the basis of what has been proposed by the civic house and therefore the plan would be sent to the state government with the corrections being reflected in the base plan only later this month.”
The DP department officials aim at sending the corrected final plans by August 24, after which the state government would have six months to decide on the plan.
Of the total 266 amendments proposed, the maximum —114 — were moved by the BJP. Some of the BJP amendments included a central park on Mumbai Port Trust land, a museum in Juhu and marking the reservation for Filmcity in Goregaon as ‘Filmcity’ instead of the current natural area.
The Shiv Sena, which rules the BMC, moved around 80 amendments. Shiv Sena party leader in the BMC Yashwant Jadhav said they had demanded amendments like reservation of a college and school in some areas of the suburbs apart from a football ground reservation in Worli.