Maharashtra: MSRDC to take up projects in other states, countries

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2015 20:41 IST

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) is all set to build flyovers and roads in other states in the country, and even outside India, sources said.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has given his go-ahead to the MSRDC International initiative, and the body will start on assignments in Uttarakhand, Telangana, Jharkhand, Afghanistan and Myanmar after a formal approval from the state government.

“Once we get the government’s nod, construction of roads and flyovers in these states will begin. The proposals for work in the two countries are in preliminary stages,” said SM Ramchandani, MSRDC’s joint managing director.

The proposals are being scrutinised by the law and judiciary department, sources said.

The state’s road development body was approached by Afghanistan and Myanmar around two years ago, but the previous government did not take the matter forward, purportedly owing to differences between the Congress and its ally the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Cidco sets up war room
The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd (Cidco) has set up a war room, which will be tasked with clearing bottlenecks holding up projects, reviewing the activities of the various departments, ensuring proper redressal of grievances and tracking legal activities.

In its first meeting held recently, Cidco officials discussed various issues, such as the Navi Mumbai Airport, the metro and the land acquisition model.

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