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Centre asks UP govt to expedite land acquisition for Defence Corridor

Titan Aviation and Aerospace to invest Rs 36,000 crore in the mega project

Work on the Purvanchal Expressway in progress. Infra projects, which the previous regime proposed and started, are incomplete for lack of funds,  sloppy pace of work, or allegations of corruption.	Photo: UPEIDA
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UP chief secretary R K Tiwari said nearly 90 per cent or more than 1,300 hectares of total 1,461 hectares approved for the Corridor had been acquired by the state

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The Centre today asked the Adityanath government to expedite land acquisition for the mega UP Defence Corridor, which is expected to span nearly 5,000 hectares across six nodes, namely, Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Kanpur and Lucknow.

So far, the state has taken possession of over 1,300 hectares, while projects with investments totalling Rs 3,732 crore have been launched. These include Rs 1,077 crore by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Rs 1,200 crore by Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL), Rs 240 crore PTC Industries, Rs 200 crore Bharat Forge and Rs 900 crore by Kanpur-based MKU.

Presiding over a virtual conference, defence minister Rajnath Singh

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First Published: Aug 24 2020 | 3:09 PM IST

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