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We want ‘container office’ in each ward, demand corporators

mumbai Updated: Aug 02, 2010 00:56 IST
Rajendra Aklekar
Rajendra Aklekar
Hindustan Times
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Civic corporators have requested the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to set up offices for them in steel containers.

Though the administration had initially rejected the proposal, the issue will be discussed at a civic body meeting on Monday.

Corporators have demanded a free site office in each ward and suggested the use of steel containers that is now common at construction site offices.

"We find it difficult to deal with a large number of residents coming in our home. In many areas corporators do not stay in the same locality, creating a problem. So we had asked for such makeshift container offices in each ward," a civic corporator said.

Bharatiya Janata Party corporator Dilip Patel had moved a proposal demanding that the civic body should provide such in each ward for his day-to-day work.

The municipal administration has rejected the demand, saying that the civic body cannot not permit temporary structures on BMC land or on roadside due to development control rules.

The proposal suggests that the container offices for corporators can be put up in each ward on the lines of municipal maintenance site offices that are located in each ward.

Most of the corporators are up in arms against the administration's rejection of the issue.

The issue had been discussed earlier at the Improvement’s Committee meeting.