Taking concrete steps to own a dam to end citys water woes, improve civic transport system, evolve a better waste management mechanism are among the promises made by the BJP city unit in its manifesto Vikasnama released today for the February 21 Thane civic elections.
It was released at the hands of the Maharashtra Minister Ravindra Chavan, MLA Sanjay Kelkar, city unit president Sandeep Lele and Maharashtra Mahila Morcha Chief Madhavi Naik.
The other highlights of the manifesto are — working to make the city cent per cent literate, exempt common welfare halls of cooperative societies from any taxes, provide special concession in taxes to the family members of defence personnel who lost their lives in action and modernise crematoriums in the city.
In reply to a question the leaders said the party was committed to do away with octroi system.
The manifesto also deals with issues like health, education, women and child welfare, employment generation, basic facilities, among others.