Nagpur-Goa Expressway: Alignment work in final stages, says Fadnavis

November 20,2023

Nagpur-Goa Expressway: Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said that the process of finalising alignment of the proposed Nagpur-Goa expressway would soon be complete, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, the laying of a gas pipeline along the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi expressway too was in the final stages, he said, speaking to reporters here.

Alignment of the Nagpur-Goa expressway is almost final, and it will soon be notified, Devendra Fadnavis said to a question.

Land acquisition and tender process for the project will start once the alignment notification is published, he added.

Asked about a proposed petro-chemical complex in Maharashtra`s Nagpur, Devendra Fadnavis said that one report has been submitted and another report was expected to be submitted. As per his information, this report was positive, he added, as per the PTI.

But the laying of a gas pipeline along the Samruddhi expressway was already in the final stages and it will meet the industries` need, Devendra Fadnavis said.

Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said that women`s votes will be the deciding factor in the just-concluded Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls and they showed tremendous enthusiasm towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reported the PTI.

Assembly polls to 230 seats in MP took place on Friday, while votes will be counted on December 3.

Interacting with reporters at a programme in Nagpur, Devendra Fadnavis, who addressed several rallies in MP, also said 40 seats will see close fights and this too would be a deciding factor, as per the PTI.

Of the 5,60,58,521 voters in MP, 2,87,82,261 are males and 2,71,99,586 are females.

Asked whether he would be contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Devendra Fadnavis said that he will stand for Assembly polls from Nagpur in Maharashtra, according to the PTI.

Answering a query, the Deputy CM said the state government was working on a legislation on the lines of the Telangana Public Security Act, which gives authorities provisions for effective prevention of certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations.

The state government is working on the Maratha quota issue and it will fulfil the commitment given to the community by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, he said in reply to another query.

Devendra Fadnavis also said Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the Konsari steel plant in Gadchiroli in December.

The district will attract investment of Rs 2 lakh crore in the time to come, he added.