Azamgarh to get 293 projects worth Rs. 1500 crore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Feb 06, 2015 13:14 IST

SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav on his first visit to Azamgarh as its MP will give a total of 293 projects worth over Rs. 1,500 crore to his constituency on Friday. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will accompany Mulayam.

At the event, Mulayam would also draw contrast between his constituency (Azamgarh) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency (Varanasi) so far as the development projects were concerned.

The biggest of all the projects that Mulayam would announce will be a new sugar mill worth Rs. 333 crore. The over three-hour long event will be held on the sugar mill premises at Sathiyanwa and all preparations at the spot were over by Thursday evening.

The district administration and police have made all the logistical and security related arrangements and the Azamgarh-Mau road will be completely closed for the entire duration of the event.

SP’s Maharashtra president Abu Asim Azmi who hails from Azamgarh too have arrived for the event which would also be attended by cabinet ministers Shivpal Singh Yadav, Azam Khan, Balram Yadav, Durga Prasad Yadav, Ambika Chaudhary, Shahid Manzoor, Ram Murti Verma, Kailash Yadav, Ramgovind Chaudhary, Narad Rai, Paras Nath Yadav, Om Prakash Singh and Arvind Singh Gope.

Mulayam had last time visited Azamgarh in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Principal Secretary of cane department said that Sathiyanwa Kisan Sahkari Chini Mill existed before and lay defunct for last several years. The new mill, with the same name, will come up on the same land. The mill, with a capacity 3,500 TCD (tone sugarcane crushing per day) will also have a 16 Megawatt baggase power plant.

The other prominent projects that Mulayam will announce or dedicate to public include a modern bus station, an agriculture university, a veterinary institute and hospital, a para medical college, a sports college, two 132 kilovolt power substations, a Kasturba Gandhi vidyalaya, three primary health centres and a bridge over Ganga river at Tarwan.

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