Nagpur: “The work on 1,000 crore cement-concrete road project has commenced in the city. The cement roads in the south-west legislative assembly constituency costing 300 crore will be ready by year-end. Once constructed, the roads will suffer no damage for 50 years,” said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
He was speaking at the ground laying ceremony of cement-concrete road at Subhash Nagar in Jaitala on Sunday. The ceremony was performed jointly by Fadnavis and Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari. District guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule was present as chief guest and the event was chaired by mayor Pravin Datke.
Dr Vikas Mahatme, MLAs Sudhakar Kohale, Anil Sole and Dr Milind Mane, ruling party leader in NMC Dayashankar Tiwari, municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar, water resources committee chairman Sandip Joshi, education committee chairman Gopal Bohre and other prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.
Fadnavis said government has given orders to prepare a detailed plan to give land ownership to slum dwellers. Almost seven lakh slum dwellers will get land ownership where they are currently staying.
He said government took up the road project in Jaitala as the public had complained about the condition of roads there.
Bawankule said underground power lines will be laid in the city and a smart grid valued at 150 crore will be developed in Congress Nagar.
In his presidential address, Datke said cement-concrete road project has begun at 22 locations in the city. He said Fadnavis has approved 25 crore for the trunk line, out of which, tender has been issued for 11 crore of work.
Umesh Patel, on behalf of Sardar Patel Mandal, presented a cheque of 51,000 to Fadnavis for Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan during the function.
Gadkari assured that 22 new companies will open business at Mihan in coming three months. He said 50,000 youth will get job at Mihan in coming five years.
Gadkari said that soil tests in Nagpur has indicated that tar roads are not suitable here. Hence, the government took the decision to construct cement-concrete roads.
The Metro Rail project is most important of the 28,000 crore developmental works initiated in Nagpur in then last two-and-a-half years. Apart from roads, 4 crore have been approved for development of water supply and drainage lines in the city from MLA fund, whereas 1,500 have been approved for changing pipelines in the city. Union minister Nitin Gadkari performs the ground breaking ceremony of cement-concrete road project. Also seen are Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and others.