Complete pending projects; start new ones, CM directs officials
Awaiting projects here include Gorakhpur Metro, AIIMS, broadening of roads, beautification of Ramgarh Tal and availability of potable water to check water-borne Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).lucknow Updated: Mar 27, 2017 12:54 IST
The district is all set to experience a change in coming days as CM Adiyta Nath ‘Yogi’ has instructed officials to expedite pace of work to complete major pending projects and launch others promised in the BJP’s election manifesto for UP polls 2017.
The CM said the fertiliser factory in Gorakhpur will be revived by 2019. He also said the LPG bottling plant will also be ready by that time. The CM also assured people that closed sugar mills will be revived and farmers’ dues will be clear within 15 days.
Other awaiting projects here include Gorakhpur Metro, AIIMS, broadening of roads, beautification of Ramgarh Tal and availability of potable water to check water-borne Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) here.
“When I was first elected an MP from Gorakhpur in 1998, leaders used to say that I came from place where Mafiosi called the shots. I took the support of social organisations, traders and youths to counter the Mafiosi. Now Gorakhpur will be called a developed zone,” Yogi said while chairing a meeting of top officials of the Gorakhpur Development Authority at the Circuit House on Sunday.
The CM asked CMD, Metro, Kumar Kaushal, to prepare a DPR for the Gorakhpur Metro within a week and start work soon after.
The CMD told the CM that the Metro project will help in dealing with traffic load in the next 20 years. The project will be completed in the next three-and-a-half years, the CMD said.
Yogi asked officials to ensure early construction of AIIMS, the project for which the land was allotted by the previous SP government at Ganna Shodh Sansthan .The CM was told that work on constriction of the boundary wall around the AIIMS site had been completed.
For electricity supply, there was a need to set up a power substation for which a letter had been written to the UPPCL chairman, the officials apprised Yogi.
He also instructed the officials to prepare DPR for revival of the fertiliser factory.
The CM was informed that Rs 300 crore project was required to carry out the desilting of the Ramgarh ‘Tal’ again. At this, he asked officials to prepare a DPR and submit it with his office.
‘Ensure power supply during Navratri’
The CM asked the officials to ensure availability of potable water and round-the-clock power supply during Navratri festival beginning March 29. He also instructed them to prepare temporary cow shelters before festival started.
Moreover, Yogi instructed top police officials to launch a crackdown on land sharks and mining mafia. He also directed them to ensure strict action against illegal slaughterhouses besides continuing with the anti-Romeo drive without causing inconvenience to innocent people.
Yogi said the commissioner and the DM of the respective place will be held responsible if somebody died of hunger in their areas.
Vantangiya to become revenue village
The Vantangiya community, which has been deprived of basic facilities like school, hospitals and power supply since independence, will be accorded the status of revenue village. CM Yogi asked the officials to expedite efforts in this direction. The Vantangiya tribal community has majority in Gorakhpur and Maharajganj districts.