Lucknow: To ease traffic congestions in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday asked officials to prepare a feasibility report for starting Metro, mono-rail and BRTS services, and expedite implementation of the second phase of Metro project in Ghaziabad.
   
Yadav, who was reviewing the working of housing and urban planning department, asked the officials to prepare the report early, an official spokesman said.
    
He favoured implementation of northern peripheral by-pass project in Ghaziabad on the Public-Private Partnership mode at the earliest, besides implementing the second phase of metro project there, the spokesman said.

Yadav directed for setting up an IT park in Lucknow to help youth get employment at the local level, besides asking for construction of flyover for dealing with the problem of traffic jams on the Lucknow-Kanpur national highway.

The Chief Minister also directed to give shape to the Jai Prakash Narian International project in Gomti Nagar area of the state capital.

(Agencies)