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Akhilesh lays foundation of Trans-Ganga City Project

The project, propped as a modern and clean-green city, would be developed by UP State Industrial Development Corporation

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today laid the foundation of Trans-Ganga Project in the neighbouring Unnao district.

The project, propped as a modern and clean-green city, would be developed by UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).

Unnao is situated strategically between the state capital of Lucknow and industry town of Kanpur. It is the ground zero of the proposed Lucknow Industrial Development Authority (LIDA).

The Unnao project would span 1,156 acres near Ganga Barrage in Kanpur City. It would be 70 km from Lucknow international airport and had been conceptualised for spurring investment, job creation, education, health and industrial development in the region.

Post development, an investment of Rs 10,000 core is expected to flow in the mega project, which would create about 1,00,000 direct and indirect jobs.

It is proposed to be equipped with international infrastructure facilities. Under the project, along with industrial and residential areas, commercial and institutional areas would be developed.

A housing society comprising exhibition centre, multiplex, mega mall and multi-storied residential complexes are proposed. The industries in the enclave would be pollution free and it would be zero discharge area, so that it does not cause adverse impact on the ecology and Ganga river.

At the inauguration ceremony, Akhilesh asked officials to make efforts to set up Design & Skill Development University at Trans-Ganga City.

Akhilesh government has accorded priority to energy and infrastructure development projects for speedier economic growth. UP is targetting industrial growth rate of 11 percent and several projects have been launched viz. Lucknow Metro Rail, Lucknow IT City, Agra-Lucknow Expressway etc.


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First Published: Thu, December 11 2014. 18:16 IST