Discussions between MNS President Raj Thackeray and State Public Works Minister Dada Bhuse on toll collection issue have been successful. Many important decisions have been taken in this meeting. According to this meeting, the old 44 toll booths in the state will be closed. Raj Thackeray informed that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has sought one month’s time to take a decision on it.
MNS President Raj Thackeray held a discussion with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on the toll issue yesterday. After that a meeting was held between Raj Thackeray and State Public Minister Dada Bhuse again today. A meeting was held between the two leaders at Shivtirtha for almost two and a half hours. MSRDC Managing Director Radheshyam Mopalwar was absent on this occasion. Various issues related to toll were discussed in this meeting. After that, Raj Thackeray interacted with the media.
We demanded that 44 old toll booths including 29 of Public Works Department and 15 of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation should be closed. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has assured that a decision will be taken in a month. Therefore, it is hoped that these toll booths will be closed, said Raj Thackeray.
The government is going to install CCTV cameras at all the five entry points of Mumbai in the next 15 days. Its control room will be in the ministry. We will also have CCTV cameras at the entry point. The number of cars coming through this toll booth will be counted. How long will the toll increase and the number of cars continue? While asking this question, Raj Thackeray said that this videography will be started from tomorrow.
Had a meeting in Sahyadri yesterday. A few things were decided there. But which did not come in written form. It was decided there that a meeting should be held today to bring some things in written form. After nine years I went to Sahyadri for toll issue. Nine years ago, Prithviraj Chavan was the Chief Minister. Some things were decided at that time. Some started. At the same time, I understood that the toll contract will expire in 2026. It was not a new thing. But some improvements were necessary. There were also some wrong things in the agreement that was signed at that time. But since the agreement was with the bank, nothing could be done about it. But at that time some reforms had to be made. Raj explained that they did not happen.