Mumbai, December 1: Engaging in a wide range of development activities, the Government of Maharashtra has initiated Mumbai 2.0 project welcoming new ideas of growth. The project garners wide idea of developing environment, ecosystem, tourism and infrastructure in the Mumbai city.
Welcoming investors, dignitaries and business tycoons, Mumbai has been seen as an arena of wide scope and great city for investment. Speaking at the occasion, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed the gathering that various projects are being initiated by both centre and state governments for Mumbai.
Nitin Gadkari further said that, Maharashtra aims to plan future development projects in Mumbai keeping in mind conserving ecology and environment. Giving emphasis on water transport in Mumbai will help in reducing pollution and traffic congestion in the city. Along with this, it will also create job opportunities for the youth.
Focusing on cleanliness, Union Minister Gadkari asserted that drainage system should be designed newly. Suggesting ideas, he said, the Mithi River in Mumbai can be used for inland water transport, Mumbai water pollution will decrease if water transport starts in the city. Fuel used for water transport will be eco-friendly.
Tourism has been one of the main factors of economic growth for the state. Tourists have been vowed by the serene beauty of Marine Lines to the large historic buildings on CST. Nitin Gadkari elaborated tourism boost by informing that right now 80 Cruise comes to Mumbai in year, but International Cruise Terminal work has started in full swing. So as estimation is around 950 cruises will visit Mumbai in next 2 to 3 years. Means 20 – 25 lakh tourist will come to the city, which helps to growth city’s economy.
The Minister informed for Road connectivity between Mumbai and Delhi, he said that, working on one of the biggest Mumbai - Delhi 12 lane super highway project. This can help to travel in 12 hours. Gadkari also appealed investors to invest in highway project and cruise terminal.
Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu shared his thoughts for Mumbai as a Mumbaikar. He said that, the idea of such initiatives is to plan vision for Mumbai. India has improved in ranking when it comes to ease of doing business and contribution of Mumbai has been immense in improving this ranking. While, development of Mumbai is done, carrying capacity of the city should be understood. “Soul of Mumbai should be maintained. Ethos of Mumbai should not be compromised.”