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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