Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said detailed project reports (DPRs) for metro rail in Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane were ready and they would be approved soon.
He made the announcement after performing ‘bhoomi pooja’ for two proposed bridges on the Ulhas river between Durgadi Fort and Motagaon in Kalyan.
Speaking at the function, Fadnavis made a reference to traffic woes in Kalyan and said he also faced them when he came to the city for electioneering in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
He indirectly referred to the Shiv Sena performing the `bhoomi pooja for the two bridges on Saturday and said Sunday’s programme was official one. Such small things should be ignored, he stated.
He said the Government has made preparations to extend metro rail up to Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dombivili.
The Chief Minister said funds have been made available for infrastructure development in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili and Ambernath.
The task to development Kalyan-Dombivili as a Smart City is to be undertaken by Oracle, a US-based computer technology firm, he said.
He said his Government will give all funds for the required projects.