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Sharad Pawar Likely To Meet PM Modi Over Metro Car Shed Row

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said infrastructure works undertaken in haste can lead to waste and not true development.

Mumbai| A series of allegations and counter-allegations has continued between the ruling MVA government in Maharashtra and the prime opposition BJP over the Mumbai Metro car shed. According to reports, NCP chief Sharad Pawar is going to intervene to resolve these issues.
Along with Shiv Sena and Congress, Pawar’s NCP is key constituent of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra.

Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik has said that Pawar may meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Sharad Pawar will try to solve the problem of car shed at Kanjurmarg. If needed, Pawar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a day or two,” Mr Malik said.

The High court last week stayed an order passed by the Mumbai suburban district collector allotting 102 acres of the salt pan land in Kanjurmarg for the construction of an integrated Metro car shed.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said infrastructure works undertaken in haste can lead to waste and not true development. His comments came days after the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis demanded Mr Thackeray and the Shiv Sena-led state government give up its “ego” and resume construction of the controversial metro car shed project at Mumbai’s Aarey Colony.

Hitting back at Mr Fadnavis, the Maharashtra CM said if wanting the best for Mumbai was “arrogance” then he admitted to the fault.

“I am being called ‘arrogant’ on the subject of the Metro car shed. Yes, I am arrogant for Mumbai. We sent the car shed to Kanjurmarg because building it in Aarey was destroying the forest there. First, trees would have been cut for a car shed… then for something else… and slowly the whole forest would have disappeared,” Mr Thackeray said.

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