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UP govt approves proposals for Purvanchal Expressway

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government today approved various proposals submitted by shortlisted builders for different packages of the Expressway Scheme, which will be implemented through (engineering, and construction) model.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by UP

An UP government said, "The period of construction of the Expressway is three years, and it will be constructed by 2021".

will be laying its foundation stone on July 14.

"The scheme (Expressway Pariyojana) will give a boost to agriculture, commerce, tourism and industries besides social and economic development in the areas through which it will pass. On the proposed expressway, an air-strip will be constructed in district, so as to facilitate landing of IAF aircraft in emergency situation," the said.

The also approved the formation of the

"The board will work as an autonomous unit for welfare of artisans and craftsmen working in pottery, increasing their business, conservation of this craft, technical development and facilitating marketing of products," the added.

The state Cabinet also approved hike in the monthly pension given to the Loktantra Senani (people who were imprisoned during Emergency under MISA and DIR as political prisoners) and their dependents from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:55 IST