National Highways projects worth Rs 1,10,154 crore in Lucknow


Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for National Highways projects worth Rs 1,10,154 crore in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow. He will also inaugurate/lay foundation stone for several works under Namami Gange programme worth over Rs 1969.57 crore there tomorrow. The Minister will be accompanied by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The National Highways to be inaugurated include four-laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur section on NH-56, four-laning of Kursi Road–Ayodhya Road section of Lucknow ring road, four-laning of Ghaghra Bridge to Budhanpur section on NH-233, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Sonoli-Gorakhpur section on NH-29E, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Barabanki-Jarwal Road Junction on NH-28C, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Rudauli-Basti section on NH-233, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of 55 kms section on NH-730A, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Pilibhit-Puranpur section on NH-730, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Puranpur-Khutar section on NH-730, and reconstruction and upgradation of Sisiya-Nanpara section on NH-730. Shri Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone for construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway. Other projects include construction of flyover at IIM crossing, construction of Ghazipur-Phephna-Majhighat road on NH-31A, construction of flyovers, bypasses, FOBs, underpasses for road safety on different highways, construction of four lane Mathura-Hathras-Badaun road on NH-530B, construction of four lane Aligarh-Kanpur road in five packages on NH-91, construction of four lane Unnao-Lalganj road on NH-232A, and widening to six lanes of Chakeri (Kanpur)- Prayagraj road on NH-2. He will also lay the foundation stone for construction of Amethi Bypass and widening and construction of important sections of highways in the State. Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for various projects will be initiated on the occasion. The Minister will also inaugurate several projects under Namami Gange programme, including laying of sewerage network of 214.88 km in Prayagraj at a cost of Rs 260.86 crore, laying of sewerage network of 69 km including 2 STPs of 9MLD capacity in Garh Mukteshwar at a cost of Rs 46.51 crore, laying of sewerage network of 98.5 km and 13 MLD STP works in Kannauj at a cost of Rs 80.66 crore, and laying of sewerage network of 21.03 km and 4MLD STP in Bulandshahr at a cost of Rs 48.45 crore. In all these projects, sewerage will be collected from households and will be lifted to STPs directly. Foundation stones will be laid for many projects on the main stem of river Ganga, Yamuna, Gomati, Ramganga and Kali. These include interception and diversion (I&D) of drains and 17 MLD STP in Mirzapur, I&D of drains and 17 MLD STP in Ghazipur, and I&D of drains and 35 MLD STPs in Farrukhabad on river Ganga with a total STP capacity of 73 MLD and project cost of Rs 419.36 crore. On Yamuna, the projects include I&D of drains and 21 MLD STP in Etawah and I&D of drains in Ferozabad with total STP Capacity of 21 MLD and project cost of Rs 191.68 crore. At Gomati, I&D of drains and 30 MLD STPs in Jaunpur, I&D of drains and 7 MLD STP in Sultanpur and I&D of drains and 40 MLD STP as well as rehabilitation of 42 MLD STP in Lucknow with total STP Capacity of 87 MLD and project cost of Rs 568.93 crore. Apart from these, foundation stones will bew laid for I&D of drains and 63 MLD STPs in Barelli along river Ramganga and I&D of drains and 15 MLD STP in Kasganj along river Kali. *** NP/MS/SP

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UP summit: Public, PVT firms to invest in state, says govt

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Yogi Adityanath running Uttar Pradesh government said that both public sector undertakings and private sector have promised to invest in the state, said in the mid of the week.

On the first day of the UP Investors Summit, public sector undertakings and private sector evinced their interest to invest in the state.

An UP government spokesperson today said, "Among some of the top MoUs signed with the private sectors are: Adani (Rs 35,000 crore), Birla (Rs 25,000 crore), Essel (Zee Group Rs 18,000 crore), Reliance Jio Infocomm (Rs 10,000 crore) and Hinduja (Rs 10,000 crore)," he added.

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One should 'pay back in own coin': Yogi

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had hit out at criminal elements on Thursday said if the people want to disturb peace and believe in the language of guns, those should be answered same way.

"Everyone should be guaranteed security, but if anyone will disturb the peace of the society and believe in guns then one should pay back in own coin. I would tell the administration, that there is no need to worry on this," Adityanath said in Gorakhpur.

No political inclination could provide respite to those spreading anarchy or breaking parliamentary traditions, the chief minister warned.

Earlier speaking to reporters in Lucknow, Adityanath had said, "The opposition leaders' rude, unparliamentary, indecorous and indecent behaviour... is despicable."

"This type of behavior shatters the parliamentary tradition ... Paper balls were thrown, balloons were flown. The use of foul language for the governor by the Samajwadi Party members in the presence of their leaders is indeed unparliamentary and an despicable act," he had said.

The behaviour pointed to the anarchy that was there in the state under the earlier rule, Adityanath added.

"These people are yet to come out of their mindset of anarchy — which they had allowed in the state — and they do not want the House to be free from that anarchy," he said.

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Thursday inaugurated the Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority building and LED road lights from Kalesar to Nausad Chauraha and also the laid foundation stone of a government polytechnic college in Hardi village of Sahjanwa area of the district.

He said, "Development is the only way for prosperity. With the polytechnic becoming operational, youth will be able to get technical education in their area. If we want to stop migration from villages, we need to develop the villages."

Taking a jibe at the previous state governments, he said, "Previous state governments were more interested in appeasement and vote bank politics. Samajwadi Party government was more interested in slaughter houses and we are interested in development. At the place where Samajwadi Party government had wanted to open a slaughter house, we will open the gateway of development. After 26 years, the fertiliser workshop opened."

(With agency inputs)


Fight against dowry; Yogi to lunch mass marriage policy for poverty-stricken girls

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath on Sunday discouraged the practice of dowry, up with mass marriage policy for poor girls and announced a financial assistance of RS 35,000 for every marriage.

He also said to come up with rehabilitation centre for the disabled in Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital campus. Minimum 100 disabled persons will be given motorised tricycle.

Around 4,100 differently-abled persons were provided tricycles and other assisting devices by Yogi and Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot.

“A mass marriage policy concept will be there for unprivileged girls with the financial assistance of RS 35,000 for every marriage,” said Yogi. This is launched to discourage dowry system in the marriages. Talking about physically-challenged persons, he mentioned that they are highly talented and should be used in the nation’s interest.

While providing motorised tricycles to differently-abled, he said "They are not any burden since childhood. We have raised the 3 percent reservation to 4 percent to the differently-abled in jobs. Our government has also increased their monthly pension from Rs 300 to Rs 500."

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‘Muslims Opposing Ram Temple Must Go To Pakistan, Bangladesh’

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The Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Waseem Rizvi today asked not satisfied Muslims with the construction of Ram temple to go Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The apex court is scheduled to hear the dispute case of Babri Masjid/Ram Janambhoomi from February 8.

After offering the Friday prayers at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Rizvi met the chief priest of the Ram Janambhoomi, Acharya Satyendra Das.

In an ongoing conversation with the priest he said, “Such Muslims, with fundamentalist mentality who want to build the Babri Mosque there instead Ram Mandir, should go to Pakistan and Bangladesh and have no place in India.”

He further mentioned "people who are interested in spreading Jehad on the name of the mosque should join the forces of Abu Baqar Baghdadi, the ISIS chief in Syria,"

The country is suffering and getting destroyed due to such fundamentalist Muslim. They must migrate to Pakistan and Afghanistan, he later alleged.

In the reaction, Shia clerics demanded the arrest of Rizvi who is trying to communalise the atmosphere

During a word with PTI, President of Shia Ulema Council Maulana Iftekhar Hussain Inquilabi opposed and said, "Rizvi is a criminal involved in grabbing and illegal selling of Waqf properties."

(With PTI inputs)