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Several agencies keen on developing Palghar: Sawra

Vishnu Sawra

Palghar : Several agencies have come forward to take up development of Maharashtra’s new district Palghar, state Tribal Development Minister Vishnu Sawra said today.

The state government wants to go in for all round development of the Palghar district, carved out of Thane last year, and wants to make it a model district with a modern outlook, he said.

“The proposals (for development by various agencies) will be brought before the Cabinet for its approval and awarding the contract to one agency to be selected for the mega task,” said Sawra, who is also the Guardian Minister of Palghar.

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), Public Works Department (PWD) and even Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) are ready to develop the district, he said.

“A couple of them have given us the project report for the same and the others are in the process of submitting their plans,” Sawra said.

The state government will examine all the proposals and go in for the best plan as it wants to develop Palghar into a most modern district which will be a model in the state and the country as well, he said.

State PWD Minister Eknath Shinde had last month indicated that his department or the MSRDC could undertake the task to develop the district.

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