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Maharashtra Legislative Council member and NCP leader Prakash Gajbhiye on Thursday raised the issues pertaining to the ambitious MIHAN (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur) project in Nagpur. Gajbhiye expressed disappointed as he said that it’s shameful that a project like MIHAN is not being completed.
In a media briefing later, Gajbhiye said, “MIHAN is an ambitious project for Nagpurians. When the project was started in 2002, around 102 companies announced to start their operations at MIHAN. Lands were procured from around 2600 farmers but the children of these farmers have not been given any jobs. We raised this issue in the house today and the government did not have any answer for this. Around 289 acres of land was allotted to Reliance and Reliance has still not started its operations in MIHAN. Even after giving notice to 28 companies like these, nothing happened and as a result 2900 acres of land is not being utilized. On the other hand, land has still not been allotted to Air India. All these things show that the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister of India Narendra are not paying any attention towards MIHAN. It’s shameful for Nagpur that a project like MIHAN is not going anywhere. No jobs are being created and no development is taking place. I recited these lines in the house today depicting the situation: Chai leke aayi thi sarkar, gaye me latak gayi, vikas ki amma na jane kaha bhatak gayi! I demand that Rs 2,000 crores should be sanctioned for the fast completion of MIHAN project and 10,000 Nagpurians should be given jobs at MIHAN.”
Video shot and edited by: Himanshu Pal
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