Clara Lewis, Times News Network, September 13 2017
In the absence of various submissions, the Expert Appraisal Committee of the union ministry of environment and forests refused to grant Environmental Clearance for the 155 km of the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway between Jalna and Aurangabad.
The Rs 40,000 crore Expressway is an ambitious project of the Devendra Fadnavis government and is being executed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. Recently its managing director R Mopalwar was removed following allegations of graft in a land issue. The government has appointed a Special Investigation Team to probe the charges against him.