Addressing a meeting after inaugurating the Rs 62 crore Vanzarpati Naka flyover, Fadnavis called upon citizens to take 'ownership' and help development of the power-loom town.

However, senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who is PWD Minister and Thane's Guardian Minister was conspicuous by his absence in the programme.

Fadnavis also laid foundation stone for the Rs 125 crore Rajiv Gandhi-Saibaba flyover in Bhiwandi. The Chief Minister said a city that has proper infrastructure but if it is not clean, neat and hygienic then it cannot be considered as a good city.

"There is no death of funds for development of Bhiwandi. The state government will do all possible things for the (development) of the city," he assured.

"You (citizens) should not simply depend on the state government and the civic corporation, but you should have a sense of ownership, then only the town will improve" the CM added.

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