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UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders probe into ex-SP govt’s Gomti river project

The project was an ambitious undertaking of the previous Samajwadi Party government. An estimated 95% of the allocated amount has already been spent but only 60% of the work has been completed up to now.

india Updated: May 29, 2017 17:58 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the work being carried out on Rs 1,513 crore Gomti river channelisation project, an ambitious project of the SP government.

The project is also known as the Gomti riverfront development project.

A retired HC judge will head the committee, which will submit its report within 45 days.

While Yogi has asked chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar to constitute the committee, he has also asked minister for urban development Suresh Khanna and minister for irrigation Dharam Pal Singh to monitor the implementation of the project.

He has asked the officers to link the project to Centre’s Namami Ganges scheme as the Gomti merges with the Ganga in Jaunpur district. If the project is linked, the state government can seek funds from the Centre for installation of STPs, said the CM while reviewing the project.

Of the Rs 1,513 crore allocated, Rs 1,435 crore or 95 % of the amount has already been spent while only 60% of the work has been completed up to now.

First Published: Apr 02, 2017 00:05 IST