Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said that the state is all set to become a one trillion-dollar economy and it will be the first one in the country to do so.
Besides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was also present on the occasion and the two, who have in the past criticised each other on various issues, were seen exchanging greetings.
Maharashtra has set an example before the nation while combating the three waves of COVID-19 in a well-planned manner, Koshyari stated.
Though we were passing through the COVID-19 pandemic, the state did not allow any impediment to affect its progress and development. More than 92 per cent of the state’s adult population has been administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, he said.
Moreover, he felt happy to note that Maharashtra stands second in the country in the export preparedness index, released by the Niti Aayog.
Maharashtra also ranks second in the Centre’s ‘Good Governance Index report 2021’, he added.
Koshyari also noted that key projects, like re-development of BDD Chawls and coastal road in Mumbai, capacity building of Mumbai-Pune express highway, du Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg (Mumbai-Nagpur expressway) and others, have gained momentum.
The government is fast-tracking construction of Metro projects in order to strengthen the public transportation system in Mumbai. The phases of Mumbai Metro line 2A and 7 had been pressed into service and the work of 14 other Metro projects is going on with greater pace, he mentioned.
Besides, the state government has also decided to give rebates in property tax to citizens and housing societies which will start EV charging stations, he said.