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U.P. announces package to upgrade highways

Press Trust of India Agra | Updated on January 28, 2013 Published on January 28, 2013

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced a slew of measures for development of infrastructure, including setting up of two new airports and a Rs 23,000-crore package to upgrade State highways.

The Chief Minister also called on the domestic and foreign investors to take advantage of the investment opportunities being offered by the State.

“We realise that we need to upgrade infrastructure in the State to facilitate industry. We have an ambitious plan to invest Rs 23,000 crore for upgrading State highways. We have drawn up plans to construct a new expressway linking Lucknow and Agra and to connect all district headquarters with four lane highways,” Yadav said at a session titled ‘UP - Unlimited Opportunities’ at the CII’s Global Partnership Summit here.

The State Government, he said, proposed to develop two new airports near Agra and Kushinagar under public-private partnership (PPP).

On skill development, Yadav said the State Government proposed to set up two new IITs.

Published on January 28, 2013
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