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PM Modi reaches Lucknow to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of 75 urban projects & schemes

Updated: October 5, 2021 3:49 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh this morning to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of 75 urban projects and schemes.

Prime Minister visited the pavilion of New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape expo and interacted with participants. The three-day Urban conclave is being organised in Lucknow under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Union Housing and Urban affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on the occasion that the demand for houses under the PMAY urban increased manifold after Yogi Government came into power. Now Cities like Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi have more loan applicants under the scheme than Delhi and Mumbai. He said that UP now has 82 km metro rail network and 67 km was made operational during Yogi Government. Air connectivity has also improved phenomenally. Earlier only 4 airports were there in Uttar Pradesh in 2014, out of which only 2 were operational, now state has 8 operational airports, he added.

Speaking on the occasion Defence Minister and Local MP Rajnath Singh said that today the country is moving towards urbanization and our government is committed towards development of smart cities which have Housing for All and Sustainable Mobility which will promote Livelihood Opportunities.

Listing the achievements of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that UP has achieved many milestones in the last 4.5 years in the field of urban development. Out of 6 light house projects which started in country, one was in Lucknow and many families will get keys of these houses today which are made with new technologies.

He said that Metro train operations will begin in Kanpur from November.

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