Devendra Fadnavis, the former Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra and the current leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, on Monday lauded the adoption of the Nashik Metro model that was announced during the presentation of the Union Budget at the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Fadnavis took to his Twitter handle on the same day to greet the people of Nashik, mentioning that the metro model for the city has been taken up as a national project in Union Budget 2021-’22. He tweeted – “Congratulations Nashik! Congratulations Nagpur! We are happy that the Government of India appreciates our innovative approach and accepts a model of Nashik Metro as a National Project. Not only this, but the Nashik Metro Model will be implemented in other Indian cities too”.
In another tweet, he asserted – “In today’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat ka Budget, Government of India made a provision of Rs. 2,092 crores for Nashik Metro. Thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Ji! Nagpur Metro phase-2 too got Rs. 5,976 crores. Both these proposals were sent during our tenure of Maharashtra Government”.
Noteworthily, FM Nirmala Sitharaman, during her address at the Union Budget for 2021-’22 on Monday, announced the allocation of Rs. 5,697 crores to the Nagpur Metro Project and Rs. 2,092 crores to the Nashik Metro Project.