Uddhav Thackeray's govt to review the ongoing bullet train project
New Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a review of all on-going development projects in the state, including the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train.
"This government is of the common man. Like you asked now, yes, we will review the bullet train (project). Have I stayed the bullet train project like Aarey car shed? No, I haven't," he told reporters late Sunday night.
The bullet train project has faced stiff opposition from farmers and tribals whose lands are to be acquired.
Thackeray also said that the state government will come out with a white paper on the financial condition of the state. In spite of being under a debt of nearly Rs five lakh crore, the state government is firm on giving unconditional loan waivers to farmers, he said.
The announcement came a day after the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, forged by the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, won the trust vote in the state Assembly with the support of 169 legislators in the 288-member House, more than a month after the election results were out.