Modi inaugurated new projects in Mumbai as publicity stunt: Congress

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said that many of the new projects announced by the Prime Minister are already derailed due to lack of funds.

Modi inaugurated new projects in Mumbai as publicity stunt: Congress

Congress has reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration of number of infrastructure projects in Maharashtra on Saturday as mere “publicity stunt’.

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said on Friday that many of the new projects to be announced by the Prime Minister are already derailed due to lack of funds.



Some other projects are still stuck in the tendering stage itself, added Nirupam. “For both the Metro 2 B (DN Nagar to Bandra-Mankhurd) as well as the Metro 4 (Wadala-Kasarwadavalli) projects, there’s no clarity on the amount of funding. The MMRDA has allocated only a few hundred crores when both the projects require thousands of crores,” Economic Times reported him as saying.




He added, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project is already facing serious funding issues at the beginning stage itself.
“Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was supposed to fund the project, but they are not releasing the funds because they have serious environmental concerns on the project,” he told Economic Times.

He further said, the proposed Panvel-Karjat, Airoli-Kalwa and the quadrupling of the Virar-Dahanu railway lines may require more time time than what was expected earlier. Congress leaders said, BJP inaugurated the new projects in a hurry to win Mumbai civic elections.