The Maha Vikas Aghadi government will attempt to ascertain if mega projects, like the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train, can be shelved in view of a staggering Rs 6.71 lakh-crore total debt burden on the state, Minister Jayant Patil said on Tuesday.

Talking to media here, he informed the debt burden includes Rs 4.71 lakh crore, besides obligation of another Rs 2 lakh-crore on ongoing projects.

"Now, we are reviewing what projects are critical for the development of the state and whether others like Bullet Train project can be postponed for a later stage," Mr Patil added.

His comments came a couple of days after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray ordered a review of all undergoing development projects taken up by the previous government, especially the big-ticket ones like Bullet Train.

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