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Maharashtra government Focuses On On-going Projects In This year’s Budget

Infra News - Published on Mon, 24 Jun 2019

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Hindustan Times reported that the state government has not announced any new big bang project for urban areas including cities like Mumbai and Pune in this year’s budget. However, it has stated its commitment to complete various high-profile projects like the Samruddhi Highway, Bandra-Versova Sea link and Sewri-Nhava Sheva Mumbai trans harbour project within their stipulated deadlines. These mega projects are in different stages of completion. Construction on the 701 kilometer Nagpur-Mumbai Express Highway, known as Samruddhi Highway, commenced this year. The INR 55,335 crore project has been divided into 16 packages, of which work order of 14 has been given.

Similarly, the Mumbai-Pune expressway is being improved at a cost of INR 6,695 crore, which is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities by 25 minutes. The INR 11,332.89 crore Bandra-Versova sea link is also being executed and is expected to be completed within five years. The 22 kilometre Sewri-Nhava Sheva Mumbai trans harbour Project, on which work commenced in March 2018, is expected to be completed by September 2022.

Finance minister Mr Sudhir Mungantiwar said the government is committed to completing the projects in time. He said that “We will ensure adequate funding to these projects and we are monitoring the same regularly.” The Devendra Fadnavis government has, in the past five years, laid huge emphasis on infrastructure. In Mumbai, the government is building a network of Metro lines and also supporting the civic body’s coastal road project. CM Mr Fadnavis has also been pushing for construction of the Navi Mumbai international airport, which could be a boost to the economy in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 24 Jun 2019
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