Villages in Maharashtra have helipads but lack basic amenities like roads and bridges, the Bombay High Court observed on Thursday while dealing with a petition on lack of roads in a village in Satara district..A bench of Justices PB Varale and SD Kulkarni was hearing a case initiated suo motu based on a news report which said that young girls in Satara were using boats and walking through forests to reach their schools. “Villages have two helipads, but not roads, bridges. We don't mind helipads in some villages but at the same time we also want to see roads for children to go to school or college, finish their education and help the society," Justice Varale remarked.Interestingly, the village of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is located in Satara district and has two helipads.The Bench stated that Maharashtra government should endeavour to provide good roads so that children can go to their educational institutes without any hassle..The Bench sought a permanent solution to such issues and directed the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra to convene a meeting with secretaries of all departments in the State to come up with a positive and permanent solution on the issues raised in the suo motu petition.“We only want the state government to take positive steps and do whatever is possible and find a permanent solution,” the Court said. The Court expressed hope that secretaries of the state finance department, rural development department, education department and social justice department will be included in the meeting.After such meeting, the State should submit before the Court a report along with opinion and solution to the issues raised. The report has to be submitted by August 30. The Court also directed that the report should be accompanied an affidavit an officer not below the rank of Deputy Secretary.