Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Police harasses Samruddhi protesters

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) warned the state government to stop harassing leaders of Sangharsh Samiti against Samruddhi Corridor and said that the government would be in trouble if it uses police machinery against protestors.

  • Samruddhi Corridor will benefit farmers, Maharashtra government tells Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Hundreds of farmers are vehemently opposing Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ dream project – the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Corridor – but the Maharashtra government is still claiming the project will improve the condition of farmers in the State. The government has also claimed that the project will connect Nagpur and Mumbai in a much better manner to boost the rural economy.

  • Maharashtra: Farmers witnessed black Diwali, as they continue protest against Samruddhi Corridor

    Mumbai: While more than four lakh farmers celebrated Diwali as they became debt-free with the implementation of the loan waiver scheme on Wednesday, a few hundred farmers from Shivade village in Nashik district and Fatiyabad in Aurangabad district witnessed a black Diwali. They have promised to continue their protests  against the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor.

  • Maharashtra: Farmers get 3 times more compensation for highway compared to Samruddhi Corridor

    Mumbai: The Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor affected farmers from Aurangabad district have decided not to give land for the project as they are enraged over the double standards of the compensation policy. The state has announced a rate of compensation for the land that will be acquired for Dhule-Solapur highway passing through Aurangabad district which is three times more than the Samruddhi Corridor patch in the same vicinity.

  • Mumbai: Whole team of Samruddhi Corridor is corrupt, says Sangharsh Samiti chief

    Mumbai: The whole team of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) handling Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ pet project ‘Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor’ is involved in corruption and a probe is still going on against them, the Sangharh Samiti against the project charged on Thursday.

  • Samruddhi corridor: MSRDC chief Radheshyam Mopalwar suspended over bribery allegations

    Mumbai: Giving in to Opposition pressure, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis removed the controversial managing director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) Radheshyam Mopalwar from the post on Thursday. To break the deadlock in the Assembly, the CM also said that Housing Minister Prakash Mehta will be probed for any wrong-doing. However, Fadnavis reiterated that corruption charges against Mehta was politically motivated. Mopalwar got into trouble after an audio clip surfaced recently in which the

  • Did CM’s confidanté offer bribe to Samruddhi corridor farmers?

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ confidanté Radheshyam Mopalwar, a senior IAS officer in the administration, is in trouble over alleged phone calls he made to farmers, asking them to hand over land for the ambitious Samruddhi corridor, a project that the CM has been pushing.

  • Mumbai: Din in Maharashtra Assembly over sting on official

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP opposition in both the Houses of the Maharashtra Legislature today demanded the removal of state State Road Development Corporation’s vice chairman and managing director Radheshyam Mopalwar over some audio clips in which he was purportedly heard fixing a deal for a plot.

  • Opposition united over land acquisition process for Samruddhi Corridor

    Mumbai: Cornered by a united Opposition over the land acquisition process for Samruddhi Corridor, Eknath Shinde, minister for Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) found support from his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) counterparts in the Legislative Council, who rescued him from a political embarrassment.

  • Economics of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

    One of the ambitious projects that Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is focusing on is Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor.  This project is known to be the pet project of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and promises to connect Eastern Maharashtra with Western Maharashtra. Despite the economics that support the project, there has been a hue and cry when authorities started approaching farmers and tribal communities to buy land. The project which was

  • Mumbai: MSRDC gives Rs 60 Lakhs to farmer for Samruddhi Corridor land

    Mumbai: The first-of-its-kind direct purchase scheme of land for Samruddhi Corridor was registered in Hingna tehsil of Nagpur district on Thursday. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) compensated Rs 59.11 lakh for around 1.25 hectares to Ram Sahu, who became the first project-affected farmer to get benefit under direct purchase of land scheme through negotiations.

  • 92 Nashik farmers move HC against Samruddhi corridor

    Mumbai : In a yet another setback for Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis’s dream project – Samruddhi Corridor, nearly 92 farmers from Sinnar Tehsil, Nasik have approached the Bombay High Court against the project. The farmers have filed a PIL seeking directions to the government to drop the land acquisition.

  • Farmers move Bombay High Court against Samruddhi Corridor

    Mumbai: In a yet another setback for Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis’s dream project – Samruddhi Corridor, nearly 92 farmers from Sinnar Tehsil, Nasik have approached the Bombay High Court against the project. The farmers have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the government to drop the land acquisition of the farmers.

  • Health impact of Samruddhi: Three dead, many fall ill

    Amravati: Though the centre of the protest against Samruddhi corridor was Shahapur in initial stage, Aurangabad recorded as the most affected district where three farmers died with cardiac attack immediately after the forcible land measurement for the project. Dozens of farmers have complaining about high blood pressure and diabetic.