For smooth traffic, government has prioritized construction of bridges
Through the Tajganj project the area would be beautified and develop world class facilities
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated and laid foundation stones of projects worth Rs. 1883 crores, belonging to irrigation, PWD, housing, tourism, urban development and power, at his official residence.
The projects inaugurated include 1820 tubewells under the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia new tubells projects, built at a cost of Rs 307 crore, widening and strengthening of 27 roads at a cost of Rs 980 crores, Tajganj project worth Rs 108. 41 crore and first phase of the inner ring road project in Agra worth Rs 306.95 crore.
The projects also include construction of a bypass between Sainyan to Etawah in Shamsabad at a cost of Rs 21.12 crore rupees, Shamsabad sewerage project worth Rs 97.78 crore, Rs 25.45 crore for Shamsabad water restructuring project and 132 kva power sub-station built at a cost of Rs 36.08 at Shamsabad. Directing officials to complete the work in stipulated timelines, and said that Taj Mahal was a world famous icon and people from world over come to see the monument of love.
These tourists face inconvenience in Tajganj owing to lack of facilities and the image of India is adversely affected because of this, the CM said. The Chief Minister also said that through the Tajganj project the area would be beautified and world class facilities would be extended to the domestic and global tourists. Mr. Yadav also added that to take the maximum benefit of the Yamuna Expressway, the completion of the inner ring road in Agra.
He expressed happiness at the beginning of the project and said that both these projects will lead to increase in footfalls at Taj Mahal and benefit the people of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Yadav also highlighted the giant strides 2taken in the irrigation and public works department and said that not only many incomplete projects had been completed but new projects have also been initiated. The Chief Minister also highlighted that UP has a big network of rivers, canals and rivulets and the state government has prioritized construction of bridges.
To usher in prosperity in the state, the Chief Minister said district headquarters are being linked to four lane roads and a roadmap for the same has been prepared and work has begun. Mr. Akhilesh Yadav also underlined the need of relocating the barrage in Lucknow since it was small and added that a new barrage will be built in Rampur and informed that budgetary provisions for both barrages have been made.
The Chief Minister while referring to the Pakri bridge said that this bridge will be rebuilt as it is used by over a lakh people every day. Reacting to a question by media persons on the strike by doctors in Kanpur, he regretted the deaths of patients. He also assured that injustice will not be done to anyone and added that the guilty will not be spared. He also urged the striking doctors to treat patients as deaths of patients due to lack of treatment was a bane in a civilized society.
Before this, Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohd. Azam Khan said that farmers in the state were economically weak and keeping this in mind, irrigation facilities were made free in Uttar Pradesh.
Irrigation and PWD minister Mr. Shivpal Singh Yadav in his address said that in the three years, 300 tubewells will be set up in the state. Referring to the canal system in the state as the biggest in the world, Mr. Yadav said that priority was being given to projects in Bundelkhand. He also informed that in the past two years 9 lakh hectares of irrigated land had been increased. Tourism minister Mr. Om Prakash Singh said that in many countries, their economies were based on tourism and informed the gathering of the initiatives taken by the state government in the tourism sector.
Detailing the projects, chief secretary Mr. Jawed Usmani said the state government was committed to strengthen and increase infrastructure in the state. On the occasion, also present were many ministers, officials and other dignitaries.