Mumbai News Live Updates: The demolition of the 120-years-old Elphinstone Rail overbridge falling in alignment of the Sewri-Worli connector is awaiting approval from the Mumbai Traffic Police, officials from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). SVR Srinivas, Commissioner of MMRDA, said, “An alternate route plan has been given and we are waiting for traffic block permission from the police. Once it comes, the demolition will be taken up.” According to the MMRDA, the demolition may begin next year considering the time required by police among other related issues.
In other news, earlier this month, Mumbai City DCP N Ambika’s request for central deputation was approved. Headed to the Intelligence Bureau (IB), she is the 21st IPS officer from Maharashtra cadre currently on central deputation. These 21 officers do not include IPS officer Shirish Jain, who had returned from central deputation last month. Sources said that one or two requests of deputation are pending before the Union government and the number could go up. According to the 2018 Union government notification, in all, there are 172 senior duty posts in the state eligible for deputation. As per service rules, the maximum number of police personnel who can be sent for deputation from a state is 40 per cent of the total officers, which in case of Maharashtra is 68.
Meanwhile, days after a project to build a manufacturing zone for power and renewable energy went to Madhya Pradesh for which Maharashtra was also a contender, the Shiv Sena (UBT) and NCP on Saturday accused the Shinde-Fadnavis government of losing yet another project to other states. In April, the Union Ministry of Power had sought expression of interest (EOI) from the states for setting up a manufacturing zone on a pilot basis for power and reenewable energy Equipment. The last date for submission of EOI was June 8, when the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was in power. Eight states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telengana – had submitted EOIs to the Centre.
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