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Metro City Kanpur will soon have its own airport: CM Yogi

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the CCTV cameras installed at every crossing will not allow anyone to play with the security of citizens in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi: Issuing a stern warning to any criminals or antisocial elements in the State, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the CCTV cameras installed at every crossing will not allow anyone to play with the security of citizens in Uttar Pradesh.

While inaugurating/laying foundation stone of 272 development projects worth Rs 388 crore during the ‘Prabuddhjan Sammelan’ in Kanpur, the CM stated: “Any criminal or antisocial person who previously would have teased our sisters, daughters at one crossroads, and dared to conduct dacoity at another crossroads will no longer be allowed to do so since CCTV cameras now record each and every action.”

CM Yogi

If someone commits a mischief or conducts a robbery at one crossing, all of those images will be taken, and the cops will catch them at the following intersection. The traffic system of 18 cities is being linked to ICCC. No one will dare to violate security any longer, he added.

The Chief Minister also released the Kanpur Smart City Coffee Table Book on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering of intellectuals, the CM said, “Ganga has become uninterrupted and clean in Kanpur. The second and third phases of the Metro rail project will also be finished soon. Kanpur is the focal point of one of the two defence corridors.”

The CM continued by saying that Kanpur is advancing towards becoming a city with modern amenities under the Smart City Mission. Efforts are being made to quickly connect Kanpur to air transportation, and the city will soon have its own airport.

CM Yogi began his speech by mentioning Kanpur’s pride. He claimed that Kanpur had formerly been referred to as the ‘Manchester of North India’. It served as a source of employment for people in Uttar Pradesh as well as North India, but in the 1970s and 1980s, ‘few people’ turned their ‘evil eyes’ to this metropolis, causing chaos, anarchy, and the closure of several industries.

The campaign has been taken forward under the leadership of PM Modi to give the metropolis an ancient identity, in which first of all efforts have been made to maintain the uninterrupted flow and cleanliness of River Ganga, he added.

Referring to the state government’s efforts to clean the Ganga in Kanpur, CM Yogi said that PM Modi himself had come to Kanpur three years ago. “We have once more contributed to the continuity and cleanliness of Mother Ganga by totally blocking the Sisamau drain, through which 14 crore litres of sewage used to flow into the river. The sewer site has been turned into a selfie point.”

He added: Secondly, in the Ganges at Jajmau, where not a single aquatic species could be seen, they can now be seen once more.

CM Yogi stated, “In the supplementary budget of the Uttar Pradesh government, we have made a provision of Rs 8,000 crore to build a land bank between Kanpur and Jhansi,” in reference to the expansion of modern facilities in Kanpur.

The CM informed that so far more than 25,000 poor people have got houses in Kanpur, in which 14,000 have been provided in the city and 11,000 in the rural areas. Today, under the guidance of Modi ji, interest free loans are being provided to street vendors.

Pointing out that the state government has done the work of changing urban life with speed, CM said, “Today, Uttar Pradesh is well known for the construction of Smart City, ICCC as well as Smart Roads and Expressways. The medical college here is getting equipped with a new infrastructure. The construction work of the super specialty block at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College in Kanpur is progressing vigorously.”

CM Yogi

The CM also appealed to the intellectuals to invest in the state. He stated that February 2023 will see the organisation of the Global Investors Summit. “Ministers from the state government are touring other nations. A delegation from Australia visited Lucknow to meet with me while another delegation was in Germany. Everyone wants to invest in the state.”

He concluded by saying, “There are many possibilities in Kanpur. By investing, you can contribute to the economy of the state and the country.”