MUMBAI: Stating that this is a government of the common man, Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Friday directed officials that there was no need to provide special protocol for his convoy.
The chief minister held discussions with state director general of police Rajnish Seth and Mumbai police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar.
Shinde has directed that there should be no police bandobast for his convoy, as it causes hardships and delays for the common man, said a a statement from the chief minister’s office (CMO).
“This is a government of the common man so he should get priority over VIPs,” Shinde said.
The CM added that the special protocol causes traffic snarls, disrupts daily routine of citizens and burdens the police force.