nmmc-budget-3NMMC Commissioner Vijay Nahata will go down in Navi Mumbai’s history as being the first timer for a lot of things. The latest being that he presented the first budget that crosses Rs. 1000 Crores. NMMC Commissioner Vijay Nahata presented the first budget crossing Rs 1000 crores to the Standing Committee members. The surplus budget of Rs 4.09 lakhs shows proposed revenue of Rs 1297.0131 Crores and expenditure of Rs 1296.97 Crores. Evidently inflated budget includes revenue from JNNURM, BSUP and MMRDA of Rs 606.1380 crores. Addressing the members and media at NMMC HQ, Commissioner Vijay Nahata gave details of the highlights of the budget and work they propose to do in the year 2008 – 2009 : * Completing the concretization work of the Thane Belapur road * Taking possession of Morbe Dam * Completing Kalamboli Digha pipeline work * Completing the hi-tech Sewerage Treatment Plants in Nerul, Vashi and Airoli. * Construction work of NMMC HQ * Subway and elevated parking lots * To repair all city footpaths in one go * Utilizing the Rs. 220 Crores revenue from MMRDA for making roads, nallahs, sewerage lines and ponds * Special schemes for the rehabilitation of disabled * Utilizing JNNURM funds for bettering water supply, solid waste management and city drainages. * Making slaughter house * Making schools under School Vision * Improving and maintaining crematoriums and burial grounds * Making Bharat Ratna Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Memorial * Promoting conventional generation of energy * Purchasing Branto vehicle for city high rises * Making 100 beded hospitals in Airoli and Nerul * Making trauma center * Homes for adivasis * Center for Senior Citizens After the Commissioner’s introductory speech on the budget, the standing committee members will deliberate on it on February 21, 22, 25 and 26. Commissioner Vijay Nahata is a visionary IAS officer whose determination and focused style of functioning has resulted translated into a lot of development work in Navi Mumbai and from the first look at the budget, the Commissioner is keen to carry the tradition in his second year of tenure as well. From NMMC HQ, with cameraperson Vikrant Baile, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.


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