The Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday evening performed “Bhumipujan” of Rs 130-crore beautification works at the Hazrat Tajuddin Baba (Bada Tajbag) Dargah, one of the most venerated places of the city, on Umrer Road. Similarly, the Chief Minister performed “Bhumipujan” of Rs 120 crore Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre project and inaugurated the state-of-the-art Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Sports Complex built in Bhamti-Pasodi.
Nagpur News: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan arrived in Nagpur on Tuesday for dedication and performing “Bhumipujan” (Ground breaking ceremony) of Nagpur Improvement Trust’s (NIT) various projects in Nagpur. The Chief Minister was received at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport by Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe, EGS Minister Nitin Raut, Minister of State for Finance Rajendra Mulak, MP Vijay Darda, MLA Dinanath Padole, former Ministers Satish Chaturvedi, Anees Ahmed, and other Congress leaders and top Government Officials.
Rs 130-crore beautification works at the Hazrat Tajuddin Baba (Bada Tajbag):
The “Bhumipujan” of Rs 130-crore beautification works at the Hazrat Tajuddin Baba (Bada Tajbag) Dargah, one of the most venerated places of the city, on Umrer Road, was performed by the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday evening.
Speaking on the occasion, Chavan said that no stone would be left unturned in the beautification of the dargah and the Maharashtra Government would be ready to spend more money if the need arises. The Government has planned a massive renovation and beautification work at the dargah, certainly with an eye on the coming elections, as the dargah enjoys a mass following among both Hindus and Muslims.
The work includes reconstruction of the boundary walls, erection of 8 minarets and halogen lights, expansion of the main darbar, building of a big langar khana, construction of adjoining roads, etc. The entire darbar will be covered by marbles, informed Sheikh Hussain, Chairman of the Tajabad Trust while speaking to Nagpur Today.
Hussain said that the air-conditioning of the ‘Sarai’ with 160 beds will be completed soon. It will have 80 plush toilets built for the travelers. New shops will be constructed in place of old ones in the 20-acre premises. The minarets will have a height of 160 feet, work for which will commence shortly.
Hussain informed that the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has already received funds of Rs 20 crore from the State Government while there is a supplementary provision of Rs 10 crore.
Hussain has thanked the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for giving impetus to the ongoing work at Tajbag. He also thanked the Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar and Minister of Sate Rajendra Mulak for their support.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre:
Earlier, after arrival in Nagpur, the Chief Minister Chavan proceeded to North Nagpur where he performed “Bhumipujan” of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre and Guru Govind Singh Stadium. Both projects are being undertaken by the NIT.
The Convention Centre will be built on 7500 square feet area costing Rs 120 crore out of which Rs 22 crore have been received by the NIT. The Convention Centre would comprise Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Foundation Office, Public Library, Research Centre, Buddhist Study Division, Media Centre, Auditorium, Museum, Art Gallery, Training Hall, Guest Rooms, Banquet Hall, Bank, Business Centre, Restaurant, Memorial of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Stilt and Basement Parking and other facilities. The project would be completed within the next two years.
Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Sports Complex inaugurated:
After performing “Bhumipujan” of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre in North Nagpur, the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan drove to the Bhamti-Pasodi and inaugurated the state-of-the-art Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Sports Complex. The Chief Minister inspected the Ground Floor and First Floor of the Sports Complex which has facilities for Yoga, Karate, Judo, Table Tennis, Carom, and a big Badminton Court. The Chief Minister serviced and hurled the shuttlecock to EGS Minister Nitin Raut.
All these programmes were prominently attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe, EGS Minister Nitin Raut, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh, Minister of State for Finance Rajendra Mulak, Minister of State for Urban Development Uday Samant, Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar, Ramtek MP Mukul Wasnik, Rajya Sabha Member Vijay Darda, Rajya Sabha Member Avinash Pande, Rajya Sabha Member Ajay Sancheti, former BJP President Nitin Gadkari, MLA Devendra Fadnavis, MLA Sunil Kedar, MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh, MLA Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLA Aashish Jaiswal, MLA Krishna Khopde, MLA Vikas Kumbhare, MLA Vijay Ghodmare, MLA Sudhir Parve, MLC Mago Ganar and others.
Similarly, the Chairman of the NIT Pravin Darade and Superintending Engineer Sunil Gujjelwar, Trusties of NIT Dinanath Padole, MLA, Avinash Thakre, Anantrao Gharad, Kishore Kanhere, Shyam Wardhane, Saurabh Rao, Ravindra Bhoyar and R D Lande were present on the occasions.