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    Bombay High Court: Let the farmers individually approach court challenging the Samruddhi Corridor

    Mumbai: Observing that farmers have not approached it ‘individually’, the Bombay High Court on Thursday disposed of a batch of petitions challenging the chief minister’s dream project – Samruddhi Corridor. The farmers through their respective Gram Panchayats had approached the HC seeking directions to the government to drop proposal of acquiring their lands for the project.

  • Samruddhi corridor on road to completion as 64% land acquired for the project

    Mumbai: The Nagpur-Mumbai super-communication way, popularly known as Samruddhi Corridor has received new muhurat (auspicious beginning) of April this year. Earlier it was decided to start the work in October 1 last year but delayed due to oppose from project affected farmers to allow acquiring their land to the project. Despite oppose of farmers in Shahapur and part of Sinnar in Nasik district, as of now, 99 per cent of project affected

  • 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.

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    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

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    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