Despite flak, BMC sticks to contentious draft DP
The country’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has recalled 77,380 vehicles to upgrade the airbag controller software and replace a faulty fuel filter of two of its fast-selling models — the Baleno premium hatchback and the Swift DZire compact sedan.
The company said on Friday its dealers will reach out to buyers of these vehicles from May 31.
It will recall 75,419 Balenos, including 17,231 units of exports, manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016. The airbag controller software of these cars will be upgraded. Also, the carmaker will recall 1,961 DZire diesel cars with auto-shift gear technology to inspect and replace a faulty fuel filter. This is Maruti’s second recall in the past couple of weeks. It announced on May 19 a recall of 20,427 units of its premium S-Cross crossover cars to inspect faulty brake parts and replace them.
The city’s 20-year blueprint for its growth has been unveiled.
Facing flak from sections of urban planners and activists, the general body of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Friday, gave its nod to make the city’s development plan (DP) public, signaling the beginning of a 60-day period for citizens to send in their inputs on it.
In its vision for the next two decades, the DP has proposed to focus on creating 10 lakh affordable homes, increasing the city’s green cover and adding adequate commercial space to boost the city’s economy.
To this end, the DP has promised one of the biggest land releases the city has ever seen, opening up over 3,734 hectares of erstwhile No Development Zones (NDZ) for development, including salt pan lands, which form nearly 8% of the total land in the city.