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‘India’s financial capital has to be future ready’

DNMUM441888 | 8/26/2019 | Author : Vijay Pandya | WC :830

Mumbai Makeover
Praveen Pardeshi, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, shares with Vijay Pandya his vision for transforming the city and key initiatives for resolving some of its recurring problems

Mumbai is the financial capital of India and the city needs to have facilities befitting the country’s financial capital status. Mumbai has to be future ready and it faces crisis because of intermittent heavy rain, which is not acceptable. So on one hand we have to take conventional short term measures to deal with the flooding, which have already been initiated and long term measures for making it future ready.
Two pumping stations have been delayed that is why the harbour line and central line trains get affected; at Mahul we didn’t get the land for it. Some part of the  Mithi river slums need to be moved out to ensure that the river widening takes place.

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