Pan­vel may get civic cor­po­ra­tion by next month

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The process of es­tab­lish­ment of the Pan­vel Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (PMC) is pick­ing up pace.

The fi­nal meet­ing of the study com­mit­tee formed for the es­tab­lish­ment of the cor­po­ra­tion is to be held on April 11. Sources say that if the fi­nal re­port of the com­mit­tee is sub­mit­ted soon, there could be an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment by the state gov­ern­ment on the es­tab­lish­ment of the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion, likely by Ma­ha­rash­tra Day which is on May 1.

PMC CEO Mangesh Chi­tale said, “The study com­mit­tee has so far held four meet­ings. The next meet­ing will be held on April 11. The fi­nal re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the state gov­ern­ment.”

The pro­posed PMC is ex­pected to in­clude 66 of the 173 vil­lages in Pan­vel taluka, eight Cid­code­vel­oped nodes and Pan­vel city. The state gov­ern­ment had formed a com­mit­tee headed by Konkan divi­sional com­mis­sioner, Tanaji Sa­tre, to pre­pare a plan for the es­tab­lish­ment of the pro­posed cor­po­ra­tion.

The com­mit­tee is study­ing how the cor­po­ra­tion should be, its ge­o­graph­i­cal bound­aries, fi­nan­cial sources and ex­penses on ba­sic ameni­ties and in­fra­struc­ture.

Ac­cord­ing to the draft re­port of the com­mit­tee, the pop­u­la­tion has reached 8 lakh. As per the pop­u­la­tion cri­te­ria, the cor­po­ra­tion could be cat­e­gorised as a D-cat­e­gory civic body. Ef­forts are on at the ad­min­is­tra­tion level, for the cor­po­ra­tion to be a C-cat­e­gory civic body based on cer­tain tech­ni­cal is­sues.

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