Pune: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday had
a word of appreciation for the controversial Lavasa Township
project of HCC, saying it had generated employment.
"I do not want to enter into the controversy as to who
started Lavasa project and how it was done. But it has created
employment for 20,000 people. I have seen and studied it," he
said at a function here.
Lots of people visit Lavasa as a tourist spot, Gadkari
added, stressing tourism potential of the hill city project
which is in the Pune district.
Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, last year, had
stayed constructions at the project citing violation of
environmental norms, but yesterday it gave nod to its first