Mumbai: 26 June :- The infrastructure for the state’s sustainable development has been started in large numbers. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that private transport would reduce by 35 percent due to metro networks in Mumbai.
Chief Minister Shri Fadnavis was speaking at the seminar on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’ organized by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Annual Meeting. At the time, former CEO of Asian Development Bank Paul Spez, former World Bank Chief Economist Nicolas Strain participated in this.
The Chief Minister said, Maharashtra Government is creating infrastructure for keeping sustainable development centric. The state government has taken steps to take the state’s development rate to 15 percent. It is necessary to invest large amounts of money. The state has emphasized on increasing the public transport system in view of increasing enrollment. It is being taken care of that no harm will be given to the wildlife while producing highways. Instead of large dams for water conservation, small water conservation works are focused. Also emphasizes the use of solar energy. The development works of the state, especially the implementation of infrastructure, are being watched continuously through Chief Minister’s Room. So, the work of the Metro has already started.
State Government has taken the initiative to make a financial trillion of the state by 2025. Construction of metro stations in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune cities, Nagpur’s Mumbai samrudhi Highway, Navi Mumbai Airport etc. have been started. The net network of the state will help in reducing private transport and reducing pollution. Also, the electric bus is being set up, Chief Minister Mr. Fadnavis said.
Chief Minister Shri Fadnavis said, Nagpur’s Mumbai samrudhi Highway will be the biggest highway in the country. This highway will connect Nagpur with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. It is also going to be built on this 24 smart cities. This highway will help in boosting the agricultural sector and boosting the growth rate. Land acquisition for this highway has been completed in record time due to the consent of the landholders and 93% of the land has been acquired. The Niti Commission has taken note of this different method of land acquisition. Discussions are going on with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to get funding for this highway.
Climate change is affecting agricultural production. Large scale investments are being made in this area to increase agricultural growth. Green energy is being emphasized for agriculture and the use of solar energy for agricultural pumps is being increased. He said that in the last two years, 11 thousand villages have been scarcity free from the ambitious project of Jalakit Shivar and by 2019, 22 thousand villages will be free from scarcity.