Nagpur News : During a lengthy meeting with officials of several different departments, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has finally set in motion, a number of stalled projects in the city to usher in development. After discussing a number of issues relating to urban development, Gadkari urged officials to work towards transforming the Second Capital into a ‘Model City’. Roads, flyovers to
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The long stalled Nagpur Metro Rail got a fresh boost on Saturday after Union minister for surface transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari issued special directives to secretary of department of urban development Moon Kumar to expedite the project.
Work on the Nagpur Metro project may soon get underway as the last hindrance coming in way of the project is likely to be cleared in next two days. Gadkari during a meeting here, asked Kumar to make sure the 16th NOC, which posed a hurdle in starting the project, is cleared at the earliest.
Gadkari”s intervention may possibly expedite the project which has, for the past two years, been on the back burner. Moreover, if sources were to be believed work on the rail line may commence as early as 2015.
It may be recalled here that the department of urban development had given in principle nod to the project in February itself. But the project hit a wall after the model code of conduct was imposed. With permissions from both the department of finance and planning commission pending the project file could not forwarded. It is now that efforts are being made to get the project back on the track.
‘Interact with locals to solve problems’
In a bid to speed up city”s ambitious project Mihan, the Union road transport, highways and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday advised the district collector and officials of Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) to interact with local people directly and solve their problems at earliest. Gadkari was speaking to the officials during a meeting held at Ravi Bhavan on Saturday.
Detailed discussion on Gajraj project’s land, taxi way of Boeing project, zudpi forest and rehabilitation was held in the meeting. Gadkari asserted that Mihan is an international level project and is essential for the economic development of Vidarbha. “If big industries join this project, the region will develop and youths will get employment. Apart from this, the project will send a good message in country,” he said.
Gadkari further added that issues like rehabilitation or rate of compensation for lands to farmers can be solved through discussions. He advised the district collector and MADC officials to hold meeting at divisional level to sort out issues that are pending for a long time. “I will talk to local officials to solve problems at Centre. Several years have passed for Mihan project and now it should be developed,” he said.
Earlier, MADC officials raised issue of 278 hectare land of Gajraj project, which is in possession of Ministry of Defence. MADC had sent a proposal to defence ministry in 2009. But now, some changes are being sought by ministry. Officials said that this problem should be solved. Similarly, issue of 20.13 hectare land of zudpi forest should also be solved. Mihan is ready to give 40 hectare land in exchange of this land to forest department but the latter wants mentioning of forest department on 7/12 of this land. Gadkari was also requested to solve issue of houses in yellow belt in Chichbhuvan.
District collector Abhishek Krishna, NMC commissioner Shyam Wardhane, MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna Khopde, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, leader of PAPs Baba Daware, Vijay Raut, Bapu Daware, managing director of MADC and vice-president Tanaji Satre, chief engineer R Chahande, Manohar Hikre, Abid Ruhi, Atul Thakre, president of Mihan Industries Association Manohar Bhojwani, officials of Abhijit Group and other senior officials were present.
Chairman of NMCstanding committee Balya Borkar, former standing committee chairman Sandeep Joshi, NIT’s superintendent engineer Sunil Gujjalwar, Metro’s superintendent engineer P M Kide and other officials of NIT, NMC were also present.