Thane: Ulhasnagar civic body’s budget upped to Rs 821 crore during final approval | Thane News


THANE: After a gap of almost 6 months, the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation‘s (UMC) annual budget of Rs 821 crore finally got an approval at a general body meeting held on Thursday.
This was for the first time when an annual budget of the UMC was approved at a general body meeting conducted through video conferencing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier in March month, UMC commissioner had presented draft budget of Rs 483 crore in which former Standing Chairman Rajesh Vadhrya had made increase of Rs 287 crore during standing meeting taking budget up to Rs 770 crore.
However after five months ruling Shiv Sena party on Thursday during general body meeting increased budget by Rs 51 crore taking up to 821 crore.
Explaining about passed budget Leelabai Aashan, mayor of UMC while holding press conference on Friday said, “This year we have plan to built a new dedicated 100 beds hospital, new school, stadium, seven roads and retention wall for new dumping ground”.
Jeevan Idnani, former deputy mayor and corporator of SAI (Secular Alliance of India) party target Shiv Sena saying without suggesting any new or concrete revenue resources ruling party has increased the budget by Rs 336 crore.
Meanwhile BJP corporator Manoj Lassi said, “In budget prepared by our party’s corporator Rajesh Vadhrya whose tenure expired one day ago had planned to give relaxation in water bill and property tax due to losses citizens had suffered during lockdown but Shiv Sena did not considered our suggestions while passing budget on basis of numbers with them in general body meeting”.

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