Thane Guardian Minister
Eknath Shinde has asked the district collector to inquire into
the allegations of irregularities in the Maharashtra Samruddhi
At the district planning committee meeting here on
Saturday, BJP MLA from Murbad (Thane) Kisan Kathore alleged
that some revenue officials were involved in irregularities in
the acquisition of land in the district and payment of
compensation to farmers and villagers affected by the project.
Taking a serious note of the charges, Shinde asked
Collector Rajesh Narvekar to conduct a probe into it.
The Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway,also
known as theMaharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg,is a planned
701km-long, eight-lane expressway that will run through 10
districts in the state.
It is expected to cut travel time between the two
cities to eight hours from the current 15 hours.
It is estimated to cost Rs 46,000 crore and will pass
through Nagpur, Buldhana, Amravati, Wardha, Washim, Thane,
Aurangabad, Akola, Bhiwandi and Nashik districts.
The project is facing opposition from farmers in some
pockets along its 700-km route, especially in Nashik district.
Meanwhile, Shinde also approved a Rs 20 crore annual
plan for the Thane district for 2019-20.
He directed the district officials to utilise the
funds to complete the pending works well before the Lok Sabha
polls due later this year.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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