In the next few weeks, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would submit its City Development Plan (CDP) report to the Maharashtra government for approval.
The report details all the civic infrastructure projects that the civic body intends to undertake from 2015 to 2025 and the estimated funds needed for them.
Through this report, BMC would seek fund from the union government ministries for its various civic projects in the next 10 years. Media reports indicate that BMC plans to seek around Rs 73,000 crore from the central government to fund these civic projects.
The CDP serves as a vision document for a 10-year period. A similar report-cataloguing projects needing Rs 60,000 crore-was composed in 2005. But, the report was not pitched well to the centre, sources indicated a leading media.
A majority of the projects listed in the report fall under the heads of water supply, roads and bridges, and sewage treatment and disposal.
The CDP reportedly contains the ambitious Daman Ganga-Pinjal River Linking and Gargai dam projects. For the execution of water supply and sewage projects alone, the BMC requires around Rs 40,000 crore.