Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who were chief guests at the 3rd Maharashtra Times Conclave – Nagpur Rising, held at Hotel Airport Centre Point recently, vowed to transform and develop Nagpur completely in the next three years.
During the conclave, Fadnavis urged citizens to be a part of the city’s development process. Addressing the people present, Fadnavis said, “Logistics hub can change the economy of Nagpur in a really big way. The implementation of GST has further strengthened the prospects of development.” Speaking about Nagpur Metro, Fadnavis added, “The first thing a person notices after arriving at Nagpur Airport is the Nagpur Metro Project. That gives a great first impression of the city and that impression really matters.” Fadnavis, however, did confess that Nagpur has a long way to go when compared to Mumbai or Pune in terms of development, but assured that things are changing for good.
Gadkari, while addressing everybody, informed about the different development projects taking place in the city. He informed that around Rs 50,000 crore are being spent on different development projects in Nagpur.
Other politicians and bureaucrats who made their presence felt at the Maharashtra Times Conclave included: Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Cabinet Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, former Nagpur Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham, Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar, MLA Ashish Deskmukh, MLA Sudhakar Kohale, etc. Playing the perfect host at the conclave was Shripad Aparajit (Resident Editor, Maharashtra Times, Nagpur) along with his other colleagues.