Akhilesh for Metro, mono-rail in major UP cities

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.

Mr.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 Ghazibad on the Public-Private Partnership mode at the earliest, besides implementing the second phase of metro project there, the spokesman said.

Mr. Yadav proposed the setting up of an IT park in Lucknow to boost employment at the local level, besides asking for construction of flyovers to deal with 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.

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