The long-delayed and much-awaited project in the history of the city – the Ramjhula flyover, that runs perpendicular over Nagpur railway station, was finally inaugurated by State chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday evening.
The ceremony was presided over by union minister for road transport and shipping, Nitin Gadkari on Sunday. After the Bandra-Worli Sealink, Nagpur’s Ramjhula is the only cable suspended bridge in the State.
Speaking on the occasion, Fadnavis assured that the the BJP-led regime in the State will give the city a complete facelift and will undertake a lot of development activities. The NMC needs 100 crores to expedite all undergoing developmental works and the files for the same have been readied.
He said that the NIT has 800 crores in deposit, on which it was enjoying interest hitherto, but now this money needs to be diverted to developmental works in the city.
He said that the LBT will be scrapped and another appropriate tax system will be introduced which will generate better revenues for NMC.
Gadkari drew attention towards the pitiable condition of the MSRDC and called for immediate action by the State government. Prominent among those present during the inaugural were, PWD minister Eknath Shinde, water resources minister Girish Mahajan, power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLAs Vikas Kumbhare, Sudhakar Kohale, Sudhakar Deshmukh and Krishna Khopde, vice-president and managing director of MSRDC, Anil Diggikar, municipal commissioner Shyam Wardhane, CP KK Pathak and others. A large number of Nagpurians turned up to witness the inaugural ceremony.