Lucknow: In what could be good tidings for the people of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav held a brainstorming meeting with officials and a delegation under the stewardship of Dainik Jagarn CMD Mahendra Mohan Gupta to mull over all-round development of the city. The Chief Minister assured the delegation that he would make every possible effort for giving facelift to Kanpur.

Akhilesh agreed with Mahendra Mohan Gupta’s viewpoint regarding the development of Kanpur, highest revenue generating city in the state, which will pave way for the prosperity of Uttar Pradesh and if the state develops, it will be a torch-bearer for the entire country.

In the meeting called for resurrecting the industrial status as well as modernization of Kanpur, the delegation comprising entrepreneurs and intellectuals apprised the Chief Minister of problems confronting Kanpur and requested him to bring back glory to the city.

This was the first meeting in the last 15 years when a CM huddled with residents over the development of Kanpur. The officials concerned presented a detailed roadmap of various projects worth Rs 6, 000 crore for overall development of the city before the CM. 

Taking a serious note of the traffic snarls in the state, the Chief Minister has instructed the authorities to complete Lucknow-Unnao connecting road by November. The PWD and Irrigation Department have been assigned to complete a 10.50-kilometer link road at a cost of Rs 38 crore.

Also, the Chief Minister instructed KDA to relocate Transport Nagar and RTO office outside the city and is said to have given nod for shifting the district jail out of the residential area. Besides, he directed to complete the survey work of the proposed flyover construction on NH-91.

The Chief Minister asked to complete the work on Ganga banks at Kanpur. He also asked to send a proposal to the Centre in this regard. Announcing Mall Road as no tempo zone and issuing Rs 5 crore for beautification of this road, he directed for setting up of three police posts in the city, apart from constructing residential complexes for police officials and godowns.

He also directed officials to get the development work completed in 10 villages under Kalyanpur assembly constituency and asked Kanpur Commissioner to review the work report every month. Also a committee has been formed under the Chief Secretary which will have Development Officer as one of its members.

The committee has been asked to prepare a blueprint of the project and submit the same within two months. Three months later, the Chief Minister himself will review the project.

Director of Dainik Jagran Bharat Gupta, Managing Director of Lohia Starlinger, President of Merchants Chambers of Uttar Pradesh Sanjeev Jhunjhunwala, Balram Narula of Hosiery industry of Kanpur, President of Provincial Industries Association Manoj Banka and Nadeem Rehman of the leather industry were part of the delegation.

Protocol Minister Abhishek Mishra, Chairman of the State Planning Commission Naveen Chandra Bajpai, Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Javed Usmani, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Rakesh Garg, Secretary Anita Singh, Municipal Corporation, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Transport Commissioner, District Magistrate, DIG, and Coordinator of the High Powered development committee of Kanpur Neeraj Srivastava were also present in the meeting. 


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