Let the majestic echoes of Tiger roars ring loud and free! : Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

This International Tiger Day, I take the opportunity of reiterating our commitment towards protecting Tigers, wildlife corridors and establish a firm idea of sustainable development in Maharashtra.

The MVA has always put the gift of nature at the forefront of every opportunity and supported those who are selflessly committed to the cause of protecting our natural wealth.

Let the majestic echoes of Tiger roars ring loud and free!

The ‘RTDS system,’ which can issue flooding alerts for the 26 river basins in the Konkan, must be operationalised at the earliest: Uddhav Thackeray

CMO Maharashtra:

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray gave the following instructions after holding a meeting to review the flood situation in Maharashtra and the damages caused by the torrential rains;

• Electricity and water supply in the flood-affected areas must be restored immediately.

• Damaged roads and bridges must be repaired on a war footing to restart the flow of traffic.

• Ensure cleanliness and health services to prevent epidemics.

• A detailed and objective report to be submitted on the damages caused and the aid to be given.

• The details of the damages caused to shopkeepers and the traders must be collected. A plan must be prepared regarding the aid from various State and Central schemes.

• It is necessary to develop infrastructure like retaining walls and identify vulnerable areas to ensure that such disasters do not recur.

• A plan for operationalizing a centre of the SDRF, which is modelled on lines of the NDRF, must be prepared for every district.

• The ‘RTDS system,’ which can issue flooding alerts for the 26 river basins in the Konkan, must be operationalised at the earliest.

• Sites must be identified for rehabilitating disaster-prone settlements.

Discussed increasing storm water drains capacity, pumping capacity, and holding ponds in the face of climate change issues like increased amount of rainfall: Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.:

Visited the MCGM headquarters today and discussed various works with the MC, AMCs, & the DMCs;

• Vaccination coverage & availability of vaccines

• Preps for Door to Door vaccination drive

• Working with private hospitals for vaccines

• Vaccinating informal sector & slums

• Update on the Madh-Versova bridge that is proposed and
the issues it faces

• Works for increasing storm water drains capacity,
pumping capacity, and holding ponds in the face of
climate change issues like increased amount of rainfall.

Considering the repeated occurrence of these disasters, a system on the lines of the NDRF will be created in all the affected districts: Uddhav Thackeray

CMO Maharashtra:

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray visited Chiplun today.

After inspecting the Chiplun market, he chaired a review meeting to take stock of the rescue and relief works.

The CM later addressed the press and made the following points;

Haphazard announcements won’t be made about the compensation for the sake of popularity. We will take a thorough review of the flood situation in the whole state and then make announcements. We will also review the aid that needs to be sought from the Central Government.

I have already given instructions to the administration to ensure that technical issues do not hold up compensation. We will set up a flood control system to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future.

Directions have been given to the district collectors to provide food, medicines, clothing immediately, and other essentials to those affected.

Considering the repeated occurrence of these disasters, a system on the lines of the NDRF will be created in all the affected districts. The SDRF will be further strengthened.

I have advised the DG NTA to grant another opportunity to all candidates, in Maharashtra, who may not be able to reach the test centre for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3: Dharmendra Pradhan

In light of the heavy rains and landslides in Maharashtra, to assist the Maharashtra student community, I have advised the DG NTA to grant another opportunity to all candidates who may not be able to reach the test centre for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3.

Students from Kolhapur, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigadh, Sindhudurg, Sangli, & Satara, who are unable to reach their test centres on 25 & 27 July 2021 for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3 need not panic.

They will be given another opportunity, and the dates will be announced soon by the NTA.

Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister of Education

Evacuation operations by the rescue teams using helicopters are underway: CMO Maharashtra

CMO Maharashtra:

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray spoke to the Raigad District Collector about the flood situation in Mahad.

Here are the updates;

Evacuation operations by the rescue teams using helicopters are underway.

The District Administration has appealed to those trapped to go to the rooftops or on heights from where the rescue teams in the helicopters can spot & evacuate them.

The CM has instructed the administration to start removing debris & other obstacles on the roads immediately.

The distribution of food packets is underway at Mangaon.

The Chief Minister has issued instructions to ensure that the medical treatment of COVID & other patients at Mahad is not affected.

The MIDC’s Fire Brigade has also joined the relief work.

Last night Mumbai faced a weather system of extreme heavy rainfall.. : Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

Last night Mumbai faced a weather system of extreme heavy rainfall accompanied by thundering and lightning, some parts crossing 200 mm of rain in a span of 3 hours.

These were mini cloudbursts in a short span with full fury of nature.

All through the night, teams from BMC, Mumbai Police, Mumbai Fire Brigade & NDRF worked to evacuate and rescue people from incidents like Mithi breaching danger levels.

Apart from mini pumps, our pumping stations pumped out 4423.50 million litres of water.

I visited the 3 locations of landslides where the sheer force of the rainwater and mud broke through retaining walls into homes.

Relief work is going on and all necessary financial and medical assistance is being provided by the Govt of Maharashtra and BMC.

Launched a scheme of AC bus travel for just ₹10 for entire day: Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis – Former CM, Maharashtra:

Dedicated 50 new midi buses inducted in the service of Punekars & launched a scheme of AC bus travel for just ₹10 for entire day

I congratulate the entire team of Pune Municipal Corporation for this unique initiative to run midi buses in dense traffic areas.

Under Atal PunyaDasham scheme, Punekars can commute for entire day in just ₹10 in AC buses.

250 more such buses will be added soon. Highest number of electric buses are purchased by Pune in entire country.

Pune Metro works too in progress at great speed. We can expect a before time inauguration. Integration of Metro & Bus service in Pune should be thought upon for better, integrated commutation.

Keeping pace with the construction of new roads number of new private vehicles are also increasing. There is an urgent need of efficient public transport system. I suggest to think of Neo-Metro for HCMTR corridor. I’m sure GoI will assist in this & we can connect to Pimpri-Chinchwad easily

Pune Municipal Corporation undertook various development projects & initiatives like waste management, drinking water supply & public transport.

Many projects are 50% complete & some are in construction stage, but we are happy that we could initiate them!

Amendment to Trees Act approved today will majorly restrict felling of trees in the name of development & help preserve our heritage trees: Aaditya Thackeray

Amendment to the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) protection & preservation of Trees Act, 1975 was approved by both the houses today.

It will majorly restrict felling of trees in the name of development & help preserve our heritage trees.

I want to thank all members for supporting it.

This Act facilitates: I

dentification of “Heritage Trees”

Formation of the Maharashtra Tree Authority

MTA to look into cases where more than 200 trees & heritage trees are proposed to be cut

Determining tree age

Compensatory tree plantation = to the age of the tree

Maharashtra’s new record in vaccination.. : Aaditya Thackeray

Maharashtra industry status hotels

Maharashtra’s new record in vaccination:

Crossed 8 lakh shots in a day. 8,01,847 till 9 pm.

Till date 3,39,11,029 shots have been administered in the State.

As and when vaccines are supplied to the State & private sector, the vaccination is at record numbers!

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.

We will buy vaccines from 25% private hospitals quota & provide it free of cost to those in the 18 to 30 age group who can’t afford: Devendra Fadnavis

To accelerate the vaccination program, we took an initiative to buy vaccines from 25% private hospitals quota & providing it free of cost to 18 to 30 age group who can’t afford.

Devendra Fadnavis – Former CM, Maharashtra

Maharshtra CM Uddhav Thackeray interacted with the District Collectors of seven districts that are witnessing a rise in COVID Cases.

Maharshtra CM Uddhav Thackeray interacted with the District Collectors of Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur & Hingoli as these seven districts are witnessing a rise in COVID Cases.

He made the following points during his interaction;

There is a possibility of the third wave as advised by experts and transmission of the new mutated Delta+ variant.

The Health Department must plan for additional oxygen beds, ICU beds & field hospitals in all districts. An adequate supply of oxygen must be ensured.

Medicines and other essential medical equipment must be made available in rural areas.

Planning must be undertaken to identify buildings and land to create facilities like field hospitals.

Uddhav Thackeray – CM, Maharashtra

Evaluate re-starting 10 & 12 classes in villages that have been COVID-free for the past few months: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray directed the School Education Department to evaluate re-starting 10 & 12 classes in villages that have been COVID-free for the past few months and are adhering to strict COVID protocols to ensure that they stay COVID-free in the future.

Furthermore, the School Education Department proposed to cover educational expenses of students who lost both their parents due to COVID from 1st to 12th standard—appreciating this decision, the CM advised that the proposal be presented in the Cabinet.

Uddhav Thackeray – CM, Maharashtra

This noon I visited the MMRDA office for our weekly reviews of works in Mumbai: Aaditya Thackeray

This noon I visited the MMRDA office for our weekly reviews of works in Mumbai that I’ve been pushing for as Guardian Minister.

The BMC and SRA took part in our review meetings too.

1) Worli- Shivdi connector work progress was reviewed ensuring that timelines are met

2) Nariman Pt- Cuffe Parade connector was discussed as the pre- feasibility study is underway to ensure that the construction is swift and doesn’t pose to be a hurdle for any boats of fisherfolk.

3) WEH surface and aesthetics upgrade, traffic management on going works reviewed.

4) BKC aesthetics, urban greening and cycle track that connects BKC to WEH was also on the agenda for discussion as it will bring about urban green space and walking/ cycle connectivity.

5) Kalanagar Flyover, under flyover design & Kalanagar Jtn traffic management looked into

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.

Our Honorary Wildlife Wardens are true wildlife enthusiasts and are an essential link connecting people and wildlife: Uddhav Thackeray

Addressing an e-dialogue with the Honorary Wildlife Wardens of the state, CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray appealed for suggestions to reduce the human-wildlife conflict by creating awareness among the people to promote coexistence.

He further added that our Honorary Wildlife Wardens are true wildlife enthusiasts and are an essential link connecting people and wildlife.

They can provide better guidance about where the wildlife and their habitats are situated and where development can or cannot be done.

Uddhav Thackeray – CM, maharashtra