30 October, 2020

Powerplay Overs

Akhilesh picks up big projects and sets deadlines to show that he’s the CM

Nirala Tripathi
Powerplay Overs
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  • Metro Project: The plan is to have the Lucknow metro rolling well before the 2017 polls. Deadline: Dec 2016
  • Lucknow-Agra X’way: Land acquired with handsome compensation. Will reduce Agra drive to four hours, Delhi to seven.
  • Stadium: Turf and nine pitches already laid out. Stands coming up. Football academy, other sports facilities also planned.

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At the spiffy office of the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), they have put up a countdown clock. Similar clocks tick away to the deadline set for project completion at the UP Industrial Expressway Author­ity, entrusted with the task of building a six-lane Lucknow-Agra expressway,  and at the offices of the international cricket stadium, besides the LMRC office, which will oversee a makeover of the capital.

The installation of these clocks is a clear hint that chief minister Akhilesh Yadav wants to shake off the tag of apathy and show he means...

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