Despite decades of coming into existence, the NMMC still does not have its own Development Plan. A Development Plan is both a perspective and a vision for the future development of a city. It presents the current stage of the city’s development. It sets out the directions of change. It identifies the thrust areas that the city administration must address on a priority basis. It also suggests alternative routes, strategies, and interventions for bringing about the change and what interventions does a city make in order to attain the vision. Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation does not have its own development plan. It is still following CIDCO. And it’s not like the administration has not made a Development Plan. It has but for reasons only known to Mayor J D Sutar and NCP in Navi Mumbai, the same is not being brought to the general body. When asked a question on the delay, the Commissioner said that on their part they have a submitted the proposed DP plan on time and has even appealed to Mayor J D Sutar to bring it to the general body for discussion. He said the question delay in bringing it should be posed to the Mayor.
With Nilofar Shaikh, bureau report – NMTV News.