Infra projects worth ₹7.5 lakh crore in Maharashtra; State government to focus on integrated ticketing system

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that the state government is going to focus on providing one ticket for road, rail, metro, and water transportation

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari along with CM Devendra Fadnavis at Domestic Cruise Terminal inauguration event
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After inaugurating Domestic Cruise Terminal and Mumbai-Goa luxury cruise, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday while addressing the gathering at Mumbai’s Princess Dock informed that the central government will invest nearly ₹7.5 lakh crore in the development of roads and port infrastructure in Maharashtra. 

While various projects worth ₹1.5 lakh crore are at the stage of implementation, the road and shipping minister said that the government is planning to initiate development projects of ₹2.35 lakh crore under the Sagarmala project in the state. In the development of roads, ports, and to strengthen the connectivity through water, the government will spend around ₹7.5 lakh crore in Maharashtra. 

Almost 115 infrastructure projects are being initiated in Maharashtra, and under Sagarmala project, ₹2.5 lakh crore has been invested in port-related projects. Initially, development projects for the state were nearly about ₹5.5 lakh crore which has now increased to ₹7.5 lakh crore,” Gadkari informed. 

Gadkari also informed that Mumbai, in future, will possess a Marina club for people to buy boats for personal use and announced that next month. two more floating restaurants will float in the sea. Addressing the gathering, CM Devendra Fadnavis pointed out that with the help of the shipping minister, the gates to develop the eastern shores of Mumbai have opened up. 

Earlier, we were restrained from using the eastern coast and always focused on developing the western shores of the city. However, now that Gadkariji has allowed the development of eastern coast through cruises. Soon, commercial ships will also dock at the cruise terminal and we will focus on its development,” said Fadnavis. 

CM Fadnavis further informed that with the inauguration of the new domestic cruise terminal and upcoming international cruise terminal, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Mumbai will increase which will eventually contribute to country’s GDP. 

The Chief Minister also said that the government will focus on developing an integrated ticketing system allowing the commuters to have only one ticket which would be valid for metro, rail, road, and water transport services. 

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