The state urban department’s proposed legislation that would have made it mandatory to maintain the facade of buildings has met stiff opposition.
The government had tabled the amendment in the assembly on Wednesday, but it had to be postponed for further discussion. Opposition members demanded that the bill be sent to the joint committee of both houses for further deliberation.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Devendra Phadnavis slammed the amendment to the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act and the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations Act saying it was framed badly and showed “non-application of mind”.
“It’s fine for European cities to have certain codes of building maintenance, but, not in our city,” he said.