Lucknow: Soon after coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, newly elected Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has sprung to action. The Chief Minister has started taking note of the projects that were kept in abeyance by the former Bahujan Samaj Party government.

Akhilesh Yadav reviewed the work of Public Works Department (PWD), Forest and Environment Department and ordered to complete the pending projects within a year.

The Chief Minister also spoke about connecting district headquarters with four lane roads and flagged off a project to construct the shortest route from Lucknow to Delhi. He also gave orders to construct a flyover on the Mall Avenue and Daliganj railway crossing in Lucknow and to start the work on widening the Lohiya road at the earliest.

Also, a feasibility report will be prepared to connect UP to Nepal by Lucknow-Bahraich-Nepal and Lucknow-Gorakhpur-Sunauli-Nautanwa route. Taking note of the proposed Lucknow-Rae Bareli route, Akhilesh said, “If there is any problem with the project, the concerned authorities must talk to the related union ministry to sort out the matter.”

Akhilesh said, the effective policy for the upkeep and construction of the roads must be implemented in which the authority constructing the road will be held responsible for their maintenance. He also directed the State Construction Corporation to expedite the construction of Kannauj and Azamgarh medical colleges.

Conducting review of the Forest Department, the Chief Minister ordered to submit detailed report of the Uttar Pradesh Participatory Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation project and instructed to plant hybrid plants.

While reviewing the Tourism Department, Akhilesh Yadav instructed to introduce e-permit for tourist buses in the national capital itself which bring tourists from Delhi to Luknow and other places of the state. And if needed, a modification can also be made in the departmental regulations for the purpose.
He also ordered to create a Tajganj ward near the Taj Mahal and prepare a project for the beautification of the gardens around the monument to match the international standards.