Published On : Sat, Sep 30th, 2017

Mumbai stampede: Won’t allow Bullet train till present infra improves, says Raj Thackeray

Mumbai stampede, Bullet train, Raj Thackeray
Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray warned authorities that the construction of bullet trains in Mumbai will not start before the present infrastructure is improved. Speaking to reporters, Thackeray said, “Until present infrastructure of local railways is made better, not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for bullet train in Mumbai.”

He further questioned the government’s statement blaming the rains for the stampede. “It is not the first time that it rained in Mumbai. They (Railway) say it happened due to rains?” Raj Thackeray said. “List of issues related to Mumbai Local will be given to Railway on 5 October with a deadline. If things don’t get better, we will see to it,” he further added.

Raj Thackeray, addressing a press conference in Mumbai threatened the state govt that he will take action into his hands. “We will give a deadline to throw out illegal hawkers from station bridges, if it is not complied with then we’ll act on our own.” He further added: “On 5th October I will lead a Morcha to Western railway HQ at Churchgate and ask them questions about their infrastructure.”