Metro network will reduce private transport by 35 per cent in Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis

The Chief Minister spoke at the AGM of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), during the seminar on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’. He discussed many subjects regarding Metro project throughout the state, state’s financial development and investment for infrastructure.


The work of fundamental infrastructure seems to have finally begun steadily. In a seminar on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’ organised at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that due to the metro network throughout the state, private transport will reduce by 35 per cent.

CM Fadnavis added that Maharashtra government is building infrastructure for sustainable development and the decisions by the state government have taken Maharashtra’s development rate to 15 per cent. However, he emphasised that it is vital to invest a hefty amount of money since the state is emphasising on increasing the public transport for the constantly increasing population in the state. He told people that the government will assure that no harm is done to the wildlife while constructing the highways.

The government, along with large dams, will work upon smaller water conservation projects and make optimum use of the solar energy. Fadnavis plans to ensure that the investments in the state reach one trillion by 2025.

Projects like Metro Building in Mumbai, Nagpur Mumbai Samridhi Highway, Navi Mumbai Airport etc. have also begun and with the help of Metro network of the state, private transport will be reduced to a large extent, reducing pollution. Whereas the process to start electric bus has also initiated.

Among several dignitaries, former World Bank Chief Economist Nicolas Strain participated in the seminar.

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