Maha CM assures probe into Lavasa project, Anna Hazare defers stir

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan has promised to appoint commissions to probe alleged irregularities in Lavasa project and toll collection, noted social worker Anna Hazare said on Tuesday and deferred his agitation for 3 months.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 19:35 PM IST

Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised to appoint commissions to probe alleged irregularities in Lavasa project and toll collection, noted social worker Anna Hazare said on Tuesday and deferred his agitation for three months.
"The Chief Minister has agreed to appoint two separate
commissions to probe the illegal allotment of 145 hectares of
land belonging to Krishna Valley Irrigation Project to the
developers of Lavasa project and irregularities in toll
collection across Maharashtra," Hazare told reporters after
meeting Chavan at his official residence `Ramgiri` here.

Hazare said the probe will also cover allotment of
additional 372 hectares of land from Krishna Valley project to
Lavasa.

The activist had threatened to go on an indefinite
hunger strike from December 1 in protest against the alleged
irregularities in Lavasa project and toll collection.
He said the Chief Minister was also apprised of alleged
irregularities in toll collection across the state.

The activist has demanded computerisation of the entire
system that will make recording of the entry of vehicles and
toll collection transparent.

"The CM has agreed for setting up both commissions and
therefore we have decided to postpone our agitation across the
state for the next three months. If the government fails to
fulfil its promise, an agitation would be launched," he said.

PTI