Reserve pay-and-park contracts to women, locals: Corporators

Mumbai: Corporators in the Shiv Sena-BJP ruled, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), on Tuesday demanded re-tendering of the 84 pay-and-park lots in the city with 50 per cent reservation for locals and women.

In today's General Body meeting corporators demanded reservation of pay-nad-park contract for locals and women.

"We want 50 per cent reservation for Mahila (women) and bhumiputra (locals) in pay-and-park contract. The current tender should be cancelled and must be re-tendered with reservation," Leader of the House Sunil Prabhu said.

Earlier last year, Corporators had demanded the same but MCGM officials overlooked their advice and asked for tendering of 84 of the 113 pay-and-park lots in the city without reserving jobs for locals and women self-help groups.

"The civic body must float new tender with the suggestions given by us. We want reservation for women and locals," Leader of Opposition Rajhans Singh said.

The coporators walked out of the house thereby adjourning the General Body meeting.

While, civic officials said, "they will soon look into matter."