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