Nagpur: BJP MLC Anil Sole has urged chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to expedite the metro rail project by clearing proposals at state government level. He met the CM on Sunday and urged him to hold meetings in this regard as early as possible.
The memorandum submitted by the MLC states that land required by Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) has not been handed over to it. There were some issues pertaining to urban development department (UDD) that needed to be sorted out. Similarly, the funds sanctioned under 2015-16 state budget were yet to reach the corporation. CM Fadnavis assured Sole he would complete the necessary formalities at the earliest.
Right now, NMRCL needs land belonging to Special Reserve Police Force (SRPF) at Hingna for constructing a metro rail depot. Even though the home portfolio is with the CM, the formalities related to hand over have not been completed.
UDD is yet to clear the proposal of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) to increase the floor to space index (FSI) along the metro corridor. NMRCL, NIT and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will collect premium by selling the extra FSI. This revenue is important for funding the project as well as meeting its operating cost. The urban development portfolio is also with the CM.