Highlights of BMC budget: Civic body unveils budget for 2015-16

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2015 22:30 IST

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the country’s richest civic body, announced its budget on Wednesday.

A new city-level cultural festival, along the lines of famous international festivals such as the Edinburgh festival, was announced.

Highlights of the BMC budget:

* BMC's 2015-16 budget outlay: Rs 33,514.15 crore. A 7% increase from the 2014-15 budget of Rs 31,178.18 crore

* BMC education budget drops to Rs 2143.75 crores for 2015-16. It was Rs 2312.96 crores last year

* Mumbai to see new taxes. BMC considering tax on slums, fire safety and waste collection too

* For a culturally vibrant city BMC to hold Mumbai cultural festival every year.

* Museum of Mill history planned at India United Mills 2& 3

* Mumbai may have to pay up soon. BMC considering tax on slums, fire safety, transport as well as on waste collection

* BMC introduces pedestrian first policy. Uninterrupted width of footpath to be kept guarded by Rails and bollards

* Propelled by Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, BMC to draft a city sanitation plan

* Civic school students will not sit on floor. BMC to procure eco-friendly desks and benches

* To enhance computer knowledge of students, civic body to establish 200 new computer laboratories in municipal schools

* Civic body to provide tablets to class 8th students

* BMC's 2015-16 education budget: Rs 248.22 crore allocated for constructing 10 new schools on open plots

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