Thackeray Beckons Red Signal To Bullet Train Project After Stopping Work On Aarey Car Shed
After stopping work on the Aarey car shed a couple of days back, CM Udbhav Thackeray stalled the Rs. 1.1 lack crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project on the pretext of reviewing the project. Also, he promised brining out a White Paper on state’s finances. Cabinet expansion is also on his priority.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project
The Rs. 1.1 lack crore project is facing hurdles in land acquisition especially in the Palghar area of north Mumbai. The government has already acquired 548 hectares of the total requirement of 1,380 hectares. It is a joint project of Gujarat, Mumbai and Center. Stopping this project will bring the Maharashtra government in collision mode with the center.
Udbhav Thackeray demanded a compensation of Rs. 25,000 per hectare for distressed farmers during election campaigns. When reminded by the opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis about the compensation he replied that he expected the opposition leader to talk to the center for release of funds for farm distress.
Thackeray said that Maharashtra contributes 40-45% of the total revenue from taxes to the center. If the center waves the taxes for two years, Maharashtra can pay all its debt. He further said that he expected PM Modi to help in these difficult times.
Thackeray replied to Amitabh Bachchan
Replying to a tweet of Amitabh Bachchan on the need of Metro Thackeray said that people didn’t need metro for visiting hospitals but people wanted to live happy healthy. He highlighted that Aarey is about ecosystem and not trees.