The Maharashtra government reclassified 26 municipal corporations in the state, based on various parameters, including 2011 census figures, with the exception of the municipal bodies of Nagpur and Nashik, it was officially announced here today.
According to a government resolution (GR) issued here today, cities with populations of one crore have been classified as ‘A+’ grade and so on, upto ‘D’ grade.
The Municipal Corporation of Mumbai is the only one with an ‘A+’ grade in the list.
Corporations of Pune and Nagpur have been upgraded from ‘B’ to ‘A’, while municipal bodies like Pimpri-Chinchwad, Thane and Nashik have been upgraded from ‘C’ to ‘B’.
Municipal bodies of Kalyan-Dombivili, Aurangabad and Vasai-Virar have been upgraded from ‘D’ to ‘C’, while Navi Mumbai’s status as ‘C’ grade municipal body has been retained.
The government resolution also stated that the ‘D’ grades of 16 other municipal corporations have been retained.
However, the government made an exception for Nagpur, since it is a sub-capital of the state, besides Nashik, since the city’s per capita income exceeds norms as compared to its population, the Maharashtra government resolution said.