Mayor announces Rs 100-crore aid each month for cash-strapped BEST
| Friday | 17th May, 2019
In an unexpected move, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar on Thursday announced Rs 100-crore assistance every month to the cash-strapped Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
BEST and labour unions were at loggerheads with former municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta after he refused to provide financial aid to the loss-making undertaking.
The proposal to provide Rs 100-crore monthly assistance to the BMC will be put before the civic body’s standing committee for final approval.
AdvertisingThursday’s financial lifeline was announced in a BMC group leaders’ meeting chaired by the mayor and attended by newly appointed municipal commissioner Pravin Pardeshi.
“The municipal commissioner has agreed to provide assistance pending review.
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