Chief Minister announces construction of an ITI and a Press Club in Kanpur
On lines of Lucknow, a Metro Rail will also be established in Kanpur
A power plant will come up at Panki
Chief Minister inaugurates Blue Bird Entertainment Park
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state government was committed to restoring the ancient pride of Kanpur, known as Manchester of the East. Kanpur is a big city and it houses a large number of industrial units and tanneries, the Chief Minister pointed out and announced that very soon work on establishing a Metro Rail, on lines of Lucknow will also be started in Kanpur.
The Chief Minister was today speaking after inaugurating the Blue Bird Entertainment Park in Bithoor in Kanpur district. Lauding Mr. Pravin Mishra, Mr. Pradeep Mishra and their associates for establishing the entertainment park, Mr. Yadav said the State Government was seriously working to promote and encourage tourism in the state.
Bithoor, adjacent to Kanpur city and on the Agra-Lucknow road, he added, could be a major tourist draw and added that after setting up of the entertainment park, a large number of tourists would be visiting the place. He pointed out that this would lead to employment opportunities for the locals.
The Chief Minister also informed that the state government had selected 14 cities for the ‘smart city’ project of which Kanpur was also a part. In the same way, he added, a power unit at Lalitpur would be operationalized by September 20. To further improve the power situation, a power plant would also be set up in Panki, the Chief Minister announced.
He underlined how the faith of industrialists had grown in the state due to the initiatives taken by his government and added that very soon there would be more investments in the state and would take UP on a prosperous path.
The Chief Minister also announced setting up of an ITI in the constituency of Minister of State (Independent Charge) Women Welfare and Culture Mrs. Arun Kumari Kori and said that a press club would also be constricted in Kanpur city. On the occasion, the Chief Minister also directed district officials to ensure that problems brought to them by the people are attended to and sorted out. He also praised the work of the Kanpur divisional commissioner.
Mr. Yadav also stated that the state government was working to strengthen and provide infrastructure like road, electricity, medicine and education. Various schemes of the State Government like ‘108’, ‘102’ ambulance service, free medicine, pathological tests, x-ray and ultrasound have proved be very popular with the people, Mr. Yadav said. He also informed that work was underway to ensure that by dialling 100 people in distress would get police help within 15 minutes and mentioned the 1090 power line which helped women and girls against eve teasing and other such evils. The Chief Minister also informed the gathering about the Samajwadi Pension Scheme, under which 45 lakh poor families would be benefited with Rs. 500 per month. The cost of this scheme was being borne by the state from its own resources, Mr Yadav said.
Minister Mr. Shiv Kumar Beria in his address said Kanpur had got so much by the present government that was not given to it in the past 64 years. Also present on the occasion were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, public representatives and senior officials of the district and government.