'Municipalika 2008' to begin from Jan 31

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Mumbai, Jan 9 (UNI) Good Governance India Foundation is organising 'Municipalika 2008', a three-day International conference on 'Good Urban Governance for Inclusive and Sustainable Cities'.

The conference will begin from January 31, at the Bandra Kurla Complex in the western suburb.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has offered full co-operation to the conference.

Speaking at a press conference today, Co-ordinator V Suresh said that major cities in India are developing very rapidly giving growth to satellite towns, around the metropolis. The growth of the cities calls for substantial amount of partnership initiatives to be taken by private and public sectors for providing urban infrastructure and services.'' BMC Commissioner Jairaj Phatak said that the Corporation will put up a stall in order to highlight all the projects undertaken by the Corporation for the betterment of the city.

''The problem of vehicular traffic is on the increase everywhere leading to road congestion and the roads need to be equipped for it.

The administration is working on an underground road project for the city,'' Mr Phatak added.

Municipal Commissioner expressed concern over the introduction of Rs one lakh cars by the Tata group, as many people will opt for the same, adding to the vehicular traffic in the country.

The conference will have participation from Central and State Governments, Mayors, Municipal Commissioners and other departments, who work for developing infrastructure.


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