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Civic chief to hold marathon review meeting on monday

Prominent issues like illegal constructions, hawkers and preparations for the Ganesh festival will be taken up at a marathon review meeting, held by municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar, on August 29.

mumbai Updated: Aug 27, 2011 01:28 IST
Bhavika Jain

Prominent issues like illegal constructions, hawkers and preparations for the Ganesh festival will be taken up at a marathon review meeting, held by municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar, on August 29.

In all, 30 issues are on the agenda, which also include the condition of city roads. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 in the morning and will go on till 3 pm.

All the additional municipal commissioners, deputy municipal commissioners, assistant municipal commissioners and head of department have been asked to attend the meeting.

Kumar is supposed to visit Girgaum chowpatty on Sunday morning, to oversee the preparations for the Ganapati festival, which will then be reviewed on Monday’s meeting.

”Each department has been told the agenda and has been asked to prepare themselves on each topic. Issues like malaria prevention, disaster management, and Unique Identification Number registration programmes are also likely to come up,” said a senior civic official on condition of anonymity.

Kumar often calls such meetings, to take stock of the issues in the city, and what the BMC has done regarding them.

In the last minute, on April 22, he had decided to have a zero garbage week, and to step-up action against illegal hawkers and constructions.

Officials say that the idea behind having such joints meetings is to get feedback from the staff and also sort out issues which often arise between departments, due to which projects suffer.

Officials also said that the pace at which the civic body is taking action against illegal constructions has gone down, and the assistant municipal commissioner plans to bring this up in the meeting, to understand what is slowing down the work.