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CM Thackeray reviews Virar, Versova sea link projects

The Bandra-Versova Sea Link and the Versova-Virar Sea Link projects were both reviewed by the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday.

CM Thackeray reviews Virar, Versova sea link projects
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On Tuesday, January 12, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed two important projects in Mumbai, the Bandra-Versova Sea Link and the Versova-Virar Sea Link. Both these projects are important in terms of overcoming traffic congestion in Mumbai. Therefore, the Chief Minister directed to speed up the work of these projects.

According to the presentation made to the chief minister, the ₹7,000-crore BVSL is expected to be completed by 2025. Moreover, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), which is executing both the projects, has also completed the pre-feasibility study for the Versova-Virar sea link. The 43-km sea link is expected to be completed in two phases. The first phase will be between Versova and Vasai and the second between Vasai and Virar, a statement issued by the chief minister’s office said.

Moreover, the presentation was made by Radheshyam Mopalwar, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. In addition, Chief Adviser to the Chief Minister's Secretariat Ajoy Mehta, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Vikas Kharge, Additional Chief Secretary to the Finance Department Manoj Sounik, Secretary to the Public Works Department (Construction) Anil Kumar Gaikwad were present on the occasion.

On the other hand, earlier, in view of the shocking tragedy which killed 10 babies in a fire that broke out at Maharashtra’s Bhandara district, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday, January 10, stated that orders had been given for conducting a safety and fire audit of all government hospitals across the State.

According to sources, at least 10 children died in a fire that broke out at the Special Neonatal Care Unit (SNCU) of the District General Hospital in Bhandara whereas seven children were rescued. In view of the situation, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is to conduct a campaign in order to inspect the fire protection systems in all the small and big private hospitals in the city.

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