Venkaiah Naidu in Uttar Pradesh, reviews urban projects

This is the first such review of urban sector programmes since the formation of new government in the state.

Published: 05th May 2017 08:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2017 08:26 PM   |  A+A-

M Venkaiah Naidu. (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

Considering the fact that Uttar Pradesh lacks infrastructural development and projects are running behind schedule, the minister of urban development Venkaiah Naidu on Friday reached the state for review of these projects. This is the first such review of urban sector programmes since the formation of new government in the state.

Officials said that the minister handed over release order of Rs 1,263 crore to UP CM Yogi Adityanath for different projects in the state. He also reviewed the progress in the implementation of various central schemes in the state and handed over the release order of Rs 375 crore for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Rs 442 crore for Smart City Mission and Rs 446 crore for Lucknow Metro project.

Lauding the efforts of UP government, Naidu said that with the coming of the Yogi government, Uttar Pradesh has joined the 'Mission Modi', an acronym for "Making of Developing India".

“Uttar Pradesh lagged behind in implementing the schemes of the central government and the reason is that the previous government did not have the intention to do so. I'm not levelling any allegation but stating a fact, people have already given them a reply,” Naidu said.

Official said that 61 cities of the state, including Ayodhya, have been included in AMRUT to work on

three main components of potable water, sanitation and solid waste management.

Apart from this, the recommendation for Noida and Greater Noida metro rail project of 29.7 km, worth Rs 5,503 crore, will soon be okayed and there is also a proposal before the NCRTC board of Delhi-

Meerut regional rapid transit system on a 90 km stretch, worth Rs 32,000 crore, the minister added.

A day before on Thursday, while releasing the results of Swachh Surekshan-2017, Naidu stressed the need to step up efforts to ensure cleanliness in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh. 

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