Mumbai, Oct. 27 -- The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to a 17% rise in the members of 26 municipal corporations, except Mumbai and city councils, in proportion to the projected rise in population. The decision will result in collective number of seats in 26 corporations going up to 2,789, from the existing 2,509. After the decision, the number of corporators in poll-bound Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli corporations will increase to 142 from 131; 122 from 111 and 133 from 122 respectively. Vasai-Virar and Mira-Bhayander corporations will see the rise to 126 from 115 and 106 from 95 corporators respectively. Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad corporations will see a rise to 173 from 162, 156 from 151 and 126 from 115 corporator...