After film city, CM Yogi Adityanath announces magnificent riverfront along Ganga river in Kanpur

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Kanpur: In good news for the people of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday (September 24) announced that the city will soon have a magnificent riverfront along Ganga river. The announcement was made when the UP CM Yogi was reviewing the development projects of Kanpur division.

Recalling the last visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kanpur, Yogi said, “The Prime Minister was all praise for clean water of Ganga so we give him the gift of riverfront in consonance with his feelings towards Ganga,” as reported by ANI. 

Yogi also assured that the developmental work near Ganga river will be implemented effectively under project `Namami Gange’. He then directed the officials to prepare an action plan to immediately construct a grand riverfront along Ganga besides expeditious implementation of `Namami Gange`.

The Chief Minister reviewed the development projects of Kanpur division comprising Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Auraiya and Etawah through video conferencing.

There are 30 mega-projects with the cost of over Rs 50 crore each in the division.

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The meeting o developmental projects were also attended by UP Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi and Panchayati Raj Minister Bhupendra Chaudhary along with all the public representatives of the division. 

As per ANI, the Chief Minister also asked officials to speed up Smart City projects and the Metro project in Kanpur and pointed out that the under-construction Bundelkhand Expressway will pass through Etawah and Auraiya districts of the division.

This will give a fillip to the economic growth of the state, he said.He directed the officials to start construction work on Kanpur Dehat Medical College. He also asked to reduce COVID death rate in Farrukhabad district and instructed that every bed in the hospitals should have an oxygen supply.

Adityanath further said that Kanpur continues to be a COVID-19 hotspot and the next six months are still crucial. “The one-third of the total COVID tests per day should be conducted through RT-PCR and the rest by Rapid Antigen method,” said Adityanath. 

The Chief Minister laid stress on the hundred per cent Geo-tagging of toilets constructed under PM Awas Yojana, CM Awas Yojana or Swachha Bharat Mission. He asserted that the money meant for development should not be used elsewhere otherwise it will invite stringent action from the government.

(With ANI input)

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