The issue came to light when a Maharashtra government employee named Kishor Parashar killed himself in August 2017
According to the pleas, the contractor has recovered Rs 2,869 crore that it was entitled to and was now making wrongful gains by continuing to collect toll.
A government resolution (GR) issued two days ago said the AAI had demanded that the state share 25 to 30 percent of the cost of the expansion work. The work is estimated to cost Rs 274 crore.
Land acquisition in India has become a big bane for any project, be it setting up industries or creating infrastructure for road or Railways
In a related development, the Bombay High Court today asked why the government wasn't offering the three-month exemption from the ban to end-users of PET bottles.
A division bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh said it was a citizen's fundamental right to have good roads, streets and footpaths and people could not be deprived of their rights.
"The government had planned to make the entire payment of Rs 780 crore at one go, but it was no feasible. We could transfer only Rs 300 crore into the bank accounts of farmers so far. The payment of remaining Rs 480 crore will take some time," a senior officer from the state marketing department told PTI.
The high court was today informed that while some of the affected people were rehabilitated at suburban Mahul, several families are yet to be provided alternative accommodation. The number of such people stood at more than 60,000.
State co-operation minister Subhash Deshmukh said in the Legislative Assembly that 12.69 lakh tonne 'tur', 54,000 tonne 'moong' and 5.86 lakh tonne 'udid' (all varieties of pulses grown by farmers) have been procured by the government so far in the financial year 2017-18.
In a written reply to a question in the Legislative Assembly, Patil said that hailstorms and rain damaged agriculture crops over an area of 2.54 lakh hectare and multi-crops on an area of 38,046 hectare.
The minister said the government would make it mandatory for autorickshaw and taxi drivers to paste stickers displaying toll free complaint numbers 1800220110 and 62426666 in their vehicles for passengers to report grievances.
In this connection, a lookout notice has been issued for GainBitcoin founder Amit Bhardwaj, who has fled the country, Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil said.
Punishment for the offence would be enhanced to three years in prison, the government said.
Tata, who served as the chairman of the salt-to- software conglomerate for over three decades across two stints, was presented the Mahaudyog Sanman, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on his twitter handle late this evening.
The move is aimed at ensuring youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products, a top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said.
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar passed the direction after the Maharashtra government submitted before the court documents, including Loya's postmortem report, in a sealed cover.
In a written reply, the minister said that some traders are missing and the dues with the GST department (sales tax) stood at Rs 2,860.18 crore.
Simultaneously, the government also cleared 6,05,505 loan accounts amounting to Rs 4,673 crore under One Time Settlement (OTS), Fadnavis said in a statement issued here.
In a Government Resolution, the state has pegged the project cost to be around Rs 7,502 crore and its length is estimated to be about 17.17 kms.
The government invited the high court's ire after it submitted that it had decided not to extend police protection to persons who had a criminal record, since any threat to their lives was a consequence of their own actions.
The banks have not yet submitted lists of nearly two lakh farmers who could benefit from the scheme, an official from the state cooperation department said today.
The state government had earlier stressed on online registration by farmers with their Aadhaar, which is a unique identification.
Disbursal, in the first phase, will cover more than 8 lakh farmers, Fadnavis said as he listed initiatives taken by his government towards increasing investment in the agriculture sector.
While there are 60,000 projects ongoing in the state through 3 other verticals, the government has so far failed in attracting the interest of private developers.
These applications were received from 56 lakh farmers' families, an official statement issued by state cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh said.