Uddhav Thackeray on Friday held his first press briefing after taking oath as Maharashtra chief minister. While addressing the media, Thackeray said, “I'm in mantralaya (state secretariat) for the first time. I just had a meeting with the secretaries and we introduced each other. I told them to use taxpayer’s money in the best way, and that it should not be wasted.”
Uddhav has also ordered to stop the work of Aarey metro car shed project as his first policy decision. "Metro work will not stop but till next decision, not a single leaf of Aarey will be cut," he said while addressing his first press conference as chief minister. "I am the first Chief Minister who was born in Mumbai. It is going on in my mind, what I can do for the city," he added.
A Supreme Court bench had last month sought a status report with pictures on plantation, transplantation and felling of trees in Aarey colony area. The Bombay High Court had on October 4 refused to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declined to quash the Mumbai municipal corporation’s decision to allow felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro car shed.