Mumbai, Sept. 18 -- Maharashtra chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced full support for the proposed high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Nagpur. While backing the proposed project, Thackeray also lamented that they expected the first bullet train to be Mumbai-Nagpur project and not the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

Thackeray, who was on a tour of Aurangabad on the occasion of the Marathwada Liberation Day - celebrated on September 17 in the state - also announced slew of projects for the region. The day, also known as Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din, observes the anniversary of the region's accession to the Indian Union after the Nizam of Hyderabad was defeated by the Indian troops. Thackeray on Friday offered a tribute to...