Party leaders send back proposal on revised wards in Mumbai for corporators’ suggestions
Mumbai city news: The proposal to redraw the ward boundaries was discussed at the group leaders’ meeting on Monday.mumbai Updated: Jun 13, 2017 00:55 IST
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now have to consider the opinions of all the 227 corporators before redrawing the boundaries of the 24 wards in the city.
The proposal to redraw the ward boundaries was discussed at the group leaders’ meeting on Monday. It was referred back and will be discussed after all party leaders take the corporators’ views into consideration.
The proposal lists a shift of several electoral wards to maintain a balance and for better administrative services. A committee comprising three deputy municipal commissioners (DMC) and chief engineer of the development plan, was instructed to study the possibility of a reshuffle.
The proposal looks at bringing a parity by having a minimum of eight electoral wards and a maximum of 11 electoral wards under one administrative section. At present, there are some wards, for example Ward B, which only has two electoral wards while P North has 18 electoral wards.
The proposal merges two wards — B and E — that includes areas in Masjid and Byculla to form one ward. C and D, which includes Kalbadevi, Marine Lines, Malabar Hill, Peddar Road, Girgaum also will be merged together. However, P (north), which includes Malad (East and West) will be split into two wards – P (west) and P (east). P north is to be changed to P (west). The same has been done with L ward that comprises Kurla.
This proposal was also to be discussed on April 1, but was not taken up. Many leaders are not in favour of it.