Last Update: April 19th, 2023, 6:30 PM IST
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday claimed that infrastructure projects in Mumbai and its satellite cities have been stalled due to lack of gravel supply for over two weeks.
He also alleged that the Environment Department, controlled by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, has issued notices to all stone crushing companies.
Speaking to reporters, the former environment minister claimed that there is a buzz that someone close to Shinde has pressurized all (gravel) suppliers to supply the material through one company, which has resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in the cost. has increased by more than
“This is happening to benefit specific contractor friends of the chief minister,” he said.
Thackeray also said that due to lack of gravel supply, important works such as the Delisle Road Bridge and other road works taken up by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not be completed before the monsoon deadline of May 31.
“What is the progress of the work (of infrastructure projects in Mumbai) and what is the efficiency of the work?” He asked.
Thackeray said that all the concerned departments – urban development and environment – are controlled by CM Shinde.
Thackeray alleged, “Since the corrupt civic administration and the government are enjoying their share, we Mumbaikars are bearing the brunt of their greed.”
He sought clarification regarding the number of roads for which concretization has been completed and also the number of roads where work has already started.
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