On India’s fastest highway — the under-construction Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway, which is designed for a top speed of 150 kmph — the focus is on co-existence, with five 'wildlife bridges' and a network of underpasses being built.
Since the Thackeray government took over reins in November 2019, Mehta, first as the state’s Chief Secretary and later as Thackeray’s Principal Advisor post retirement, had served as a key link between Thackeray and the bureaucracy and his political allies
According to the latest revised estimates for tax devolution to states in 2020-21, Maharashtra will now get Rs 33,742 crore as its share from the divisible pool in the ongoing fiscal, which is Rs 14,758 crore lower than the originally budgeted amount of Rs 48,500 crore.
Still scrambling to raise finances to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Maharashtra, the worst-hit Indian state, is wary that the cost of mass vaccination, if not borne by the Centre, will end up burdening the debt-heavy state’s exchequer.
Committing to increase the share of electricity from non-fossil fuel categories to 40 per cent of total capacity by 2030, the central government has launched a program to promote solar power plants across the country.
On Thursday evening, sources said that Thackeray held detailed deliberations with his Principal Advisor Ajoy Mehta, Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar and senior officials for finalisation of the legal strategy.
With the HC expected to hear the matter next month, Thackeray, in a bid to make a stronger case for Kanjurmarg, had on January 6 formed the chief secretary-led panel to re-evaluate the integration option and the suitability of the sites.
Newly-appointed Mumbai Congress president Ashok (Bhai) Jagtap speaks to The Indian Express on the plans to go solo in BMC polls, the 'Mazhi Mumbai, Mazhi Congress' campaign, factionalism within the party and the promise of free water to slums.
In a move that will significantly bring down construction costs, the Uddhav Thackeray government had recently announced the slashing of applicable construction premiums by 50 per cent for all ongoing and new projects across Maharashtra till December 31, 2021.
After declaring its intent of contesting the BMC elections independently, the Mumbai Congress has drawn up a plan to regain its lost support base among voters. And to do so, it has opted for the “tried and tested” plan of wooing city’s slum voters with freebies.
The government’s latest stimulus package includes measures for lowering upfront costs of construction projects and is focussed on creating an ecosystem that aids domestic demand and building of more homes.
While RR values are market values of a property determined by the state every year for the payment of stamp duty in the course of property transaction, construction premiums payable by the developer are also linked to these values.
While the earlier Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra had exempted the concert from paying entertainment duty in 1996 itself, a division bench of the Bombay High Court had set aside the old order for “non-application of mind” while remanding the matter back to the government.
There is unease in the Thorat camp over the style of functioning of AICC in-charge of the state H K Patil and it is learnt that the state Congress chief has offered to step down if the situation does not improve.