Transharbour link gets funding agency fillip Senior citizen from Mumbra held in illegal kidney donation case
Work on the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link that will make getting to Navi Mumbai faster may finally kick off, with funding agency Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) agreeing to grant a loan for the project. Likely to be launched by PM Narendra Modi this month, the project has been pending as the Japanese firm was not ready to give direct loans to the state or Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The firm agreed to fund the project after the Centre said it will be the loan guarantor.
“The Centre has decided to be the guarantor, after which JICA gave its final approval two days ago,” UPS Madan, MMRDA commissioner, told HT.
A 60-year-old Mumbra resident is the 15th person to be arrested in the illegal kidney donation case that unravelled in July this year.
The police said their probe found Saeed Khan worked with agents and middlemen to forge documents such as marriage certificates and health-related papers to ensure the illegal donations went through. “Khan’s role came up during our investigations. He was arrested on Friday,” said Bhai Mahadeshwar, a senior inspector at Powai police station. The racket came to light after the police, acting on a tip-off by activist Mahesh Tanna, stopped an illegal transplant for Gujarati businessman Brijkishore Jaiswal,48, who had submitted forged documents claiming the donor was his wife.