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Friday, September 29, 2023

UP integral part of India’s development journey: Yogi


 Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that Uttar Pradesh is working diligently as the growth engine of India and has now become an integral part of India’s development journey in a true sense.

While addressing a summit organised by the Indian Steel Association in Lucknow, the CM said, “UP offers an excellent environment for investment. The UP government guarantees investors the security of their investments and is ready to provide all kinds of support.”

He said that there has been a significant improvement in the law and order situation in UP over the last six years. He said that today there are no riots or disturbances during festivals and celebrations in the state.

Yogi highlighted the successful management of the 2019 Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, which accommodated 24 crore devotees without any incidents of disorder. He said that UP has also made significant strides in improving its ease of doing business.

He said, “Currently, UP has the largest single-window platform in the country for investment. The state has introduced policies for 25 sectors. Monitoring of MOUs signed with the Uttar Pradesh government is being done through the Nivesh Sarathi portal.”

Pointing out that UP now has better air connectivity, the CM said, “There were only two active airports in the state before 2017. Today, there are nine fully operational airports, including three international airports. By the end of this year, 10 more airports will become operational, including new international airports in Ayodhya and Jewar.”

He said that significant work has been done in the infrastructure sector in UP as well. “Currently, there are 13 expressways in operation or under development. During the biggest pandemic of the century, the UP government proceeded with the construction of the Purvanchal Expressway. With this expressway, today we can reach Patna from Delhi in ten hours,” he said.

Yogi said that the Bundelkhand region, which was once considered the economically weakest area of UP, is now connected via an expressway. He said that the passengers can now travel from Delhi to Chitrakoot in just five hours.

He said that the ongoing work on the Ganga Expressway, which is expected to be completed by 2025. “Once completed, the distance between Meerut and Prayagraj will be covered in just six hours,” he said.

The CM said, “Today, UP is advancing its development journey in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision. Setting up a multi-modal terminal in Varanasi has also progressed on a war footing,” he said.

He said that the inter junctions of both the dedicated freight corridors are in Dadri area of UP. “Work on the construction of a multi-modal logistics hub there and the establishment of a multi-modal transport hub in Bodaki have also progressed on a war footing,” he said.

Industrial Development Minister Nand Gopal Gupta, ‘Nandi’, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Manoj Kumar Singh, President of the Indian Steel Association Dilip Oommen, Chairman of the Steel Authority of India Amarendra Prakash, and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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