Four months have been passed and drawbacks are still there in Horticulture Express. National horticulture board started this Horticulture Express in June on trial basis. For transportation of onions from Nasik district, board has started this express from Kherwadi to Bengal. Following this farmers and trading firms are eagerly waiting for Horticulture Express.
A work will start soon for railway routes of Nasik-Pune, Manmad-Dhule-Indore and Rotegaon-Puntamba. A proposal of these routes has been sent to Railway commission for required funds and after commission's approval work will be started. Railway from Sainagar(Shirdi) to Pandharpur recently inaugurated by Union Minister of State K.H. Muniyappa. This railway will run for thrice in a week.
River Godavari has got significance in Kumbh Mela. With the Kumbh Mela scheduled for 2015, the Nasik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has asked the state for Rs 2,000 crore for different progressive and major works under the Godavari action plan.
The government is likely to leave out idea of utilizing foreign firm Ernst and Young (E&Y) as consultant for next Kumbh Mela, several government agencies have already drawn up their plans and estimates for making arrangements. As it is being late for appointing a foreign consultancy firm to conduct a review and suggest arrangements for the Kumbh Mela. Previously, the government had also intended to utilize the consultancy to initiate ideas for encouraging tourism in the region.