State Government working expeditiously for development of the state : Chief Minister
Many big-ticket projects after budgetary provisions being executed in the state
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state government was working expeditiously for development of the state and added that provisions have been made in the budget to execute many projects, result of which would be seen in times to come.
Interacting with media representatives at his official residence today with regards to the decisions taken by the state cabinet earlier in the day and to discuss some other points, the Chief Minister also used the occasion to release a coffee table book of the Uttar Pradesh police and saw a model of the Lucknow Metro Rail coach.
The Chief Minister said that keeping in mind the population in major cities of the state, public transport was being prioritized through which local residents in these cities will also get job opportunities and their living standards would also improve. He added, that on lines of this philosophy of the state government, directives have been issued to prepare DPR’s for Metro Rail in Kanpur city, Agra, Meerut and Varanasi. Other than this, the Chief Minister pointed out work on widening of roads was also underway.
Referring to all possible efforts undertaken by the state government to protect poor and the destitute from the harsh winter chill, Mr. Yadav informed that directives have already been issued to district magistrates to distribute blankets and to light up bonfires. Budget will not be a constraint in this, he assured.
On this occasion, the director general of police (DP) Mr. Anand Lal Banerjee said UP police was the oldest and biggest police organization in the world and added that the coffee table book was an effort to inform people about UP police. Managing Director of the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, Mr. Kumar Keshav said all efforts were being made to ensure that the Metro rail begins operations from December 2016. He also informed that the Metro coaches would be made of stainless steel.
Also present were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal, Secretary to CM Mr. Partha Sarthy Sen Sharma, Director (Information) Mr. Ashutosh Niranjan and other officials.