Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has sought assistance from the World Bank for a Multimodal Transport Corridor as well as a Rural Livelihood Project which aims to provide sustainable livelihood enhancements in 10,000 villages in the state.
The World Bank CEO assured Fadnavis of positive consideration to both the projects. The statement added that the World Bank had appreciated Maharashtra’s model of consent-driven land acquisition. The CMO statement said that Fadnavis was bestowed with the Outstanding Leadership in Development Award from Georgetown University and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC.
Fadnavis, who is on a three-nation tour, met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Washington DC, the US on Thursday. During the meeting with the World Bank CEO, Fadnavis sought assistance for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project.
Fadnavis also attended a business discussion organized by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) where he spoke on Maharashtra’s growth story and infra-led growth model. He informed the gathering that the state had attracted 47 percent of FDI that had come into the country. He stated that Ford Motor Company had proposed a $50 million investment to set up a “Centre of Excellence” for integrated mobility in Maharashtra for commuters across multiple modes of transport such as buses, trains, taxis, autos and metro.