The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday decided to implement a cyber security project worth Rs 837 crore in the state to take immediate measures against the increasing instances of cyber crime in the state.
The state home department has planned a project with state-of-the-art technology, skilled manpower and resources to curb cyber crime and make the state a “cyber safe” state. Once the project is implemented, citizens will be able to lodge complaints through phone call with the call centre that would be operational round-the-clock. The complaints will be investigated with the help of advanced cyber technology.
The state cabinet also decided to grant 100 per cent exemption in stamp duty on property transfer deeds to various Union government companies.
The cabinet also decided to appoint a high-powered committee to take a decision regarding the transfer of the site at Mogharpada in Thane to MMRDA for the metro car shed, as well as the government guarantee for the floating loan for the metro projects in the state.
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation has been approved to provide a government guarantee for a floating loan of Rs 1,000 crore for Mumbai Metro line-3. A high-powered committee will be appointed to provide government guarantee for taking bridge loans only for metro projects in the state on a temporary basis.