1. MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s threat: Won’t let Modi government lay even one brick of bullet train project in Mumbai

MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s threat: Won’t let Modi government lay even one brick of bullet train project in Mumbai

MNS chief Raj Thackeray today threatened the ambitious bullet train project of the Modi Government on Saturday morning by saying that he will not allow a single brick to be placed until the current infrastructure is improved.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2017 1:15 PM
MNS chief Raj Thackeray threatens bullet train project of Modi Government, Raj Thackeray won't allow single brick for bullet train, Raj Thackeray threatens bullet train project, MNS chief Raj Thackeray sets dead line for government MNS chief Raj Thackerayt: Won’t let Modi government lay even one brick of bullet train project in Mumbai. (ANI)

MNS chief Raj Thackeray today threatened the ambitious bullet train project of the Modi Government by saying that he will not allow a single brick to be placed until the current infrastructure is improved. “Until the present infrastructure of local railways is made better, not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for bullet train in Mumbai, ” he was quoted saying by ANI. Hitting out at the Railways for yesterday’s stampede at the Elphinstone road station, Thackeray said, “It was not the first time that it rained in Mumbai. They (Railways) say it happened due to rains.” In a hard-hitting statement, the MNS chief said, “List of issues related to Mumbai Local will be given to Railway on 5 October with a deadline. If things don’t get better, will see to it.”

Taking another dig at the government, the MNS chief asked, “Why do we need terrorists or enemies like Pakistan? it seems our own Railway is enough to kill people.” He further said that a deadline will be given to throw out illegal hawkers from station bridges, if it is not complied with then MNS will act on its own. Thackeray revealed that he will lead a Morcha to Western railway HQ at Churchgate and ask them questions about their infrastructure.

Yesterday, the deadly Mumbai stampede which took place on the foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations extinguished at least 22 lives and left 39 others injured. One lakh commuters take the footbridge every day. Purushottam Karad, Deputy Commissioner of Police for the Western Region, said, “Heavy rainfall accompanied by an immense crowd on the bridge caused the incident. Crowd entering the station and exiting got locked on the staircase. It is an unusual incident,” as per Indian Express.

According to survivors, two rumours started to circulate that led to panic. First, was about the short circuit, while another was created by the persons, who were in a hurry to get off the bridge, saying that the bridge would collapse.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal directed the chief railway safety officer of the Western Railway to initiate an inquiry into the incident. “Wherever there is a need for foot over bridges to be widened, we will do it immediately on high priority, ” Goyal said.

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  1. Shrikant Wajekar
    Sep 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    Thought only Uddhav is bitten by mad dog. Mumbai is used as their father's property for last50 years by these rascles. Are they blind towards death by bad roads, open drainage, tree falls. It is because of these Maharashtrians are treated badly in their own state.
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      Pawar
      Sep 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm
      Gunda mawali will always be a goonda... asking 3rd class to comment of 1st class... does he even have the brains to think for the country.
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      1. Parag Naik
        Sep 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm
        . Ask him how did he make so much money. Looted lots and lots of people. Say no to everything stop navi Mumbai airport why even that is required. Stop all construction of highways new road .Bloody opportunistic nothing doer. Playing politics on dead bodies of hard working Mumbaikars.
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          Rushil
          Sep 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm
          When will this understand that bullet train IS AN IMPROVEMENT OF PRESENT INFRASTRUCTURE. So he is telling the government to "improve infrastructure" when he himself stops it? Does he know what infrastructure means ?
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          1. Sameer Shaikh
            Oct 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm
            I doubt even do you know the real meaning of Infrastructure. Does bringing Bullet train means improvement of Infrastructure. For your education Infrastructure means "the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities, like Road, Rail, Building etc. And do any of this basic facility is upto the standard mark? Its High time we need this basic facility to be improved instead of bringing Bullet train for only High class Gujjus to travel quickly to Mumbai to double their turnovers. Current government is only Looting the poor with high rate GST, demonetization, high fuel vegetable prices and many more. Stop preaching the government like a blind and dumb person.
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