Govt creating hurdles in power projects: Jaiswal
UNION MINISTER of State for Home Affairs Sri Prakash Jaiswal, while announcing launching of several development projects in the city, expressed his helplessness as far as the power crisis in the city was concerned and said it was useless to raise the issue with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.Updated: Apr 02, 2006 21:36 IST
UNION MINISTER of State for Home Affairs Sri Prakash Jaiswal, while announcing launching of several development projects in the city, expressed his helplessness as far as the power crisis in the city was concerned and said it was useless to raise the issue with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.
While talking to media persons here here on Sunday, Jaiswal said work on the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) would begin this year. However, he showed his unhappiness over selection of the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) as the nodal agency for the mega-project.
The Union minister also claimed that the FM broadcast in the city would begin within two weeks as the tower for the same had already been set up. He claimed that efforts to start Indian Airlines flight from the city would bear fruits in the near future.
He also informed media persons that work on construction of new bridges on the river Ganga had begun and the same would be completed in a year’s time. He said that the Camsons India, an international agency, had been entrusted with the job of completing the construction of the bridge. The minister said four foot-over bridges on the four-lane road at Jajmau would be constructed at a distance of 500 metres each. He said the spots identified for the same were Harjendra Nagar, near St Joseph School, Old Chungi and near JK Colony.
He said the project was in the last phase and permission from the district administration was awaited.
He said similar over bridges would also be constructed at COD Crossing and Lakadmandi on the four-lane road between Ramadevi and Kalyanpur.
Jaiswal urged the Congress workers that they should work hard for improvement of party’s position in the State.
On the issue of Office of Profit controversy, Jaiswal said it was unjustifiable to target Sonia as MPs from other parties were also holding posts of office of profit.
On the power crisis, Jaiswal said the State government was creating unnecessary hurdles in various power generation projects of the Centre. He alleged that the SP government’s move to hand over land worth crores to the Reliance Industries was useless.
He categorically said that there was no use of talking to the CM on this issue, as the same did not have any effect on him.
First Published: Apr 02, 2006 21:36 IST