After a month-long struggle to form a government in Maharashtra, another set of problems beset the state as it descends in the throes of vendetta politics with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government determined to stall key infrastructural projects envisaged and set in motion by the preceding Devendra Fadnavis government. Following Uddhav Thackeray’s announcement of halting of the Metro car shed construction in Aarey, the state government has ordered a review of key developmental projects initiated by the previous government.
Now, prominent NCP leader and Sharad Pawar’s daughter, Supriya Sule, has written a letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to immediately shut down the Mahaportal service started by the Devendra Fadnavis government with the aim to provide employment opportunities to the youth of Maharashtra. Sule asserted that far from addressing the grievances of the people, it has increased the problems faced by the aspirants due to improper functioning of the portal.
Besides this, Uddhav Thackeray has also ordered a review of all developmental projects going on in the state. Regarding the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train project, Thackeray said, “We will review the development projects happening across the state and determine if some projects that are done on priority are really needed. We will review the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train project,” Uddhav said.
Last Friday, a day after Uddhav Thackeray was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state, he announced a stay on the metro car shed construction in Aarey, Mumbai. “I have ordered to stop the work of Aarey metro car shed project today. Metro work will not start until any further decision, not a single leaf of Aarey will be cut,” Uddhav said following a meeting with officials on Friday. Furthermore, Uddhav also stated that all the cases filed against the metro car shed agitators would be withdrawn.