NAGPUR: Maharashtra celebrated the beginning anniversary of former chief minister Vasantrao Naik on Thursday. Even so, a mega undertaking declared by previous chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in 2011 to rejoice Naik’s beginning centenary is nevertheless on paper. Because of to apathy by successive governments, the challenge never ever took off irrespective of Rs 20 crore remaining sanctioned for it.
The job is also referred to as a jinxed a single by officials from the collectorate just after it under no circumstances noticed the mild of working day as its spot was modified from a single location to a further by political masters. After Chavan’s announcement, an auditorium was planned, but later, an amphitheater was added, and even remarkable models have been prepared by former collector Ashwin Mudgal. However, the federal government once again transformed its location and the undertaking remained on the paper till date.
TOI had been regularly tracking the project’s journey by reporting on how it was skittled out immediately after currently being finalized at Nagpur University’s land adjacent to its new administrative block.
Although spending homage to the former CM on Thursday, also celebrated as ‘Maharashtra Agriculture Day’, minister of point out for community functions Dattatraya Bharne directed the Nagpur Municipal Commissioner (NMC) Radhakrishnan B and collector Ravindra Thakare to offer land for the design of an amphitheater as soon as attainable.
The minister held a on the internet assessment conference from Mumbai that was attended by previous MLA Haribhau Rathore, divisional commissioner Prajakta Lavangare, collector, typical administration section (GAD) deputy secretary JG Valvi, Nagpur Metropolitan Location Improvement Authority (NMRDA) superintendent engineer Lila Upadhye and secretary Sankri Bhosle.
“The ex-CM has built a excellent contribution in Maharashtra’s formation. Long time has handed for the development of the amphitheater proposed to be crafted on his birth centenary. The NMC chief and collector really should personally spend attention and make efforts for land availability,” Bharne mentioned.
When the venture was originally introduced by Chavan, it was actually an auditorium to be developed in Naik’s memory in the city in 2011. Later on, it was planned at Raj Bhavan, but locals moved the Nagpur bench of Bombay Significant Court docket alleging decline of open room, after which it was dropped. The district administration then approached Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) for land behind Mor Bhavan, but its executive council strongly opposed the proposal that further delayed the task.
Former CM Devendra Fadnavis had proposed it at NU’s land powering its campus in 2015 and also promised launch of Rs 20 crore. Soon after the opening of the Suresh Bhatt Hall, the city’s political masters determined to construct an amphitheatre, which the metropolis was lacking. NU was not even consulted while altering the programs and even the dates of groundbreaking ceremony was finalized on July 5, 2018. It was only right after TOI highlighted the challenge on June 15, 2018, edition that the government was compelled to defer the ceremony and alter the style to accommodate the auditorium. Since then, the job is in limbo, as for every the officials.
* Ex-CM Prithviraj Chavan announced it in 2011 to rejoice Naik’s start centenary yr
* Before, it was planned at Raj Bhavan, but nearby inhabitants opposed it alleging loss of open room
* They moved Nagpur bench of Bombay Substantial Court docket just after which the prepare was dropped
* Afterwards, the dist administration approached PDKV for land behind Mor Bhavan, but its executive council opposed it
* Ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis in September 2015 introduced that undertaking would appear up on NU land
* Fadnavis also declared that Rs20 crore allocated would be produced
* The then collector Ashwin Mudgal finalized types for a 10,000 ability amphitheatre
* It was also supposed to accommodate a 2,000 capacity auditorium-cum-convocation hall for NU
* In 2021, govt decides to change mega structure to one more place citing space crunch at NU
* A ten years later, the venture is still on paper