In a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that Shiv Sena leaders are creating obstructions for several road projects in Maharashtra.
Nitin Gadkari said that the ministry would have to consider if these projects should go on if harassment of contractors continues.
The Union minister alleged that Sena workers are harassing contractors and officials with illegal demands and even burnt road construction machines at Selu Bazaar in Washim-Yavatmal constituency, reports The New Indian Express.
“Several projects of four-laning of national highways and bridges are underway in Akola, Nanded, Washim and Osmanabad districts, but public representatives from Shiv Sena were obstructing these works,” he said.
“The four-laning of the 202-km National Highway between Akola and Nanded including the construction of a 12-km bypass from Gedshi to Washim has been stopped by local Shiv Sena leaders,” Gadkari said.
“Work of Malegaon to Risod National Highway has been completed except for a bridge over the Painganga river as local leaders threatened the contractor and stopped the work,” he added.
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