Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators from Noida, Dadri and Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district promised all-round development in their respective constituencies.
Pankaj Singh said ‘development will be a priority’ for their government in the state. “The Noida authority failed to use all its powers for the benefit of the public. We will ensure it functions for the welfare of the public. We thank people for their support. We will work for the welfare of all communities,” Singh said.
When asked whether he will become a minister in the state government, Singh said, “I am a small worker and want to work selflessly for the people.”
Singh, in his rallies during the poll campaign, had emphasised on introducing a public representative in the Noida authority board to take up residents’ issues. “Our foremost priority is to seek accountability from the officials of the Noida authority. There is a need to bring more transparency in the public welfare system by appointing representatives of the residents,” he said.
Tejpal Nagar said that BJP government will ensure that Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities’ funds are not diverted to eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in May 2013, had floated the idea of using Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities’ funds for other lesser developed cities in the eastern part of the state.
Around Rs350 crore from Noida and Greater Noida were diverted for developmental projects in eastern UP.
“We will end the policy of the previous government, under which Noida and Greater Noida funds have been diverted. Funds from Noida and Greater Noida area will be spent only here for the development. We do not have adequate funds to build flyovers, underpasses, roads and for farmers’ schemes. So why will we divert our money to any other area?” said Nagar.
Dhirendra Singh said that his priority is to build an international airport in Jewar, besides starting schemes for the public.
“The BJP government has revived the Jewar airport project in the last two and half years of rule at the Centre. Now, our government both the Centre and the state will set a deadline to deliver an airport at Jewar so that development in this region picks up pace,” Singh said.
He said that Jewar does not have a women’s college and many parents are hesitant to send their girls away for higher education, due to which it is essential to set up a women’s college.
“Given the proximity of many places of historical importance such as Guru Dronacharya temple in Dankaur, Vrindavan, Mathura, Hastinapur, I see a lot of tourism potential in the region. I would also vouch for the creation of a tourist circuit between Mathura and Meerut. Airport and tourism will provide a lot of employment opportunities for the locals,” he said.