Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has promised to help acquire 100 acres of land for the creation of a Rs 1,000-crore multi-modal ‘freight village’ in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, to be developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The village, a one-of-its-kind infrastructure platform, will anchor movement of goods by railways and roadways ultimately dovetailing with the waterways’ scheme of things, as per plans. The facility will come around the proposed multi-modal terminal adjacent to the city on the banks of the Ganga.
Adityanath along with his top officials met IWAI brass in Varanasi on Saturday to understand the mammoth, World Bank-funded project’s requirements in Uttar Pradesh. Following a presentation by the IWAI, the CM directed the UP chief secretary to set the process in motion for making the land acquisition process smoother with help from state agencies, sources said. “The CM was keen that this unique central project gets a red-carpet treatment in the state and does not face any hurdles,” a top UP government source present in the meeting told The Indian Express. Read More…
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