Chavan hits out at for inadequate use of skywalks
Maharashtra CM hit out at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority for insufficient use of skywalks.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday hit out at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for insufficient use of skywalks, built at a cost of Rs 700 crore in the metropolis, by the people.
"There are no good experiences of skywalks in the city. Rs 700 crore have been spent for 36 skywalks. But how much are they beneficial ?," Chavan said during a function here.
"A comprehensive report needs to be presented on the skywalks. If there are any loop-holes then how can they be overcome that needs to be specified," Chavan said.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) MLA Bala Nandgaonkar had apprised the Chief Minister of the issue in a meeting of Opposition MLAs on June 10.
Nandgaonkar had asked the Chief Minister to review the skywalks in the city.
Meanwhile Chavan, who inaugurated the southern arm of the newly constructed Barfiwala flyover in suburban Andheri here, expressed hope that the flyover would help ease traffic by at least 40 percent in the area.