In a major step, Maharashtra plans to arrange an African Safari Undertaking in Nagpur with an outlay of Rs 100 crore, apart from tiger and leopard safaris, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar mentioned right here on Friday.
Presenting the state Finances 2022-2023 within the Meeting, Pawar introduced a sequence of tourism-related initiatives within the state.
“The federal government intends to conduct the nation’s first experiment to show wildlife from the African continent. For this, an African Safari is proposed on the Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada Worldwide Zoological Park,” he mentioned.
Apart from, there are plans for a Tiger Safari on a 171-acre jungle in Chandrapur and a Leopard Safari in Pune, on a 90-hectare forest at a value of Rs 60 crore, on the strains of comparable ones in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, and a Wildlife Rescue Centre in Chandrapur.
Pawar mentioned detailed proposals are being despatched to UNESCO to declare Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s forts and his guerrilla warfare as World Heritage.
On the tourism entrance, he introduced a water tourism mission of Rs 50 crore within the Shivsagar reservoir, Satara, close to the Koyna Dam, with comparable initiatives at Gosikhurd in Bhandara and Jayakwadi in Aurangabad.
Pawar introduced an aintegrated improvement plan for the UNESCO World Heritage websites of Ajanta-Ellora Cave temples comprising a contemporary conference centre and different amenities.
Grants shall be supplied for improvement of vacationer websites in Jawhar in Palghar, Fardapur in Aurangabad, the favored hill-stations of Lonavala in Pune and Mahabaleshwar in Satara.
The federal government will present Rs 100 crore throughout 2022-2023 for improvement of Raigad Fort and its neighborhood, Rs 14 crore for Rajgad, Torna, Shivneri, Sudhagad, Sindhudurg, and Vijaydurg forts, and Rs 7 crore for the preservation of Sewri Fort and St. George Fort in Mumbai.
Giving a significant increase to infrastructure improvement, the federal government will present Rs 7,500 crore for 10,000 kms roads below the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-II, and launch 6,550 kms roads below the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III.
The Hindu HridaySamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Tremendous Expressway connecting Mumbai-Nagpur, which is 75 per cent full, will likely be prolonged until Bhandara-Gondiya-Gadchiroli.
Pawar additionally introduced sanction of the Rs 16,000 crore Nashik-Pune medium excessive pace railway mission, and a community of extra Metro strains in Pune.
The upcoming Mumbai Metro (3) from SEEPZ-Bandra-Colaba will likely be prolonged southwards to Navy Nagar.
Pawar mentioned Maharashtra State Street Transport Company will get 3000 new eco-friendly buses and modernise 103 bus stands.
A brand new airport is into account for Gadchiroli, apart from making provisions for the airports at Shirdi, Ratnagiri, Amravati and Kolhapur.
The MVA companions together with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde, Jayant Patil, Nana Patole and different leaders welcomed the price range as “progress and progress-oriented, all-encompassing and visionary” whereas the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Get together’s Leaders of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar and others slammed it as “disappointing and direction-less”.
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