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Cong-NCP manifesto promises to make Mumbai a 'liveable city'

mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2012 02:19 IST
HT Correspondent

If the Congress-NCP alliance comes into power, it promises you a more "liveable city" - with good roads, clean water supply, better transport and affordable housing.

The alliance has pegged its manifesto, which it released on Wednesday, on making the corporation transparent and corruption-free. "Our vision is to make the city more livable," said chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on while releasing the manifesto. "Everyone knows of faulty tendering process and rampant corruption in civic body's administration. We will usher in transparency," he added.

The alliance has promised a single window in every ward office to address citizen's complaints in a time-bound manner. Parties have said corporators performance audits and asset statements would be published every year of the five-year term.

Taking note of commuters' outrage over the condition of city roads, the manifesto promises introduction of a quality control audit for roads, blacklisting contractors for delay in work and penalising them for poor quality work.

Predictably, the alliance has thrown in several sops, such as protection for slums built up till 2000. Others include redevelopment for koliwadas and gaothans.

Some of the more promising aspects include setting up a cleaning brigade, a motivation fund of Rs5,000 for every girl child who completes Class 10 in a civic school, provisios for parking under flyovers and the building sports complexes for public use.