The World Bank would extend all possible help in implementation
of the ambitious ''Vision Mumbai'' project, which entails
an expenditure of over $50 billion.
Bank''s country director for India, Isabel Guerrero gave
the assurance to Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh
at the latter''s official residence in Mumbai.
Mumbai project covers development of Mumbai Metropolitan
Region, beyond the limits of city and suburbs.
chief minister said the government was considering a proposal
to introduce a ''congestion tax'' to control heavy road
traffic in the city.
has also sought assistance from the Bank for its ''Jalswarajya''
water supply project, to be implemented in 3,161 villages,
for which Rs1,395 crore were needed, he said.