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21 Devpt Projects Worth ₹395 Cr Approved, Infra News, ET Infra


PRAYAGRAJ: With a view to make Maha Kumbh 2025 divine and grand, the seventh meeting of the apex committee headed by the Chief Secretary was held through video conferencing in which 21 projects worth about Rs 395 crore were approved.

This includes five projects of Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA), two of Municipal Corporation, one of Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation, two of Uttar Pradesh Power Limited, four of PWD and two projects of Prayagraj Mela Authority.

Under the works being done by Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation, all necessary approvals have been received to complete the semi-constructed two-lane overpass near the airport from Begum Bazar to Bhagwatpur Road.

Under the works being carried out by the Municipal Corporation, after the meeting held with the stakeholders of the city, 199 projects of 91 wards were presented, all of, which got approval. Upgradation of identified kutcha roads (road improvement work through interlocking/CC) and construction of pucca drains and brick drains will be done in all 91 wards.

The works of upgradation and beautification of seven ghats of the district also got approval. This includes Balua Ghat, Arail Ghat, Mauj Giri Ghat, Kali Ghat, Rasulabad Ghat, Chhatnag Ghat and Nageshwar Ghat. Under beautification, arrangement of changing rooms on the ghats, facade and painting, lighting by designer poles, tree plantation, stone ruling, stone bollards, benches and dustbins and beautification of pre-made umbrellas will also be done. Apart from this, vending zones will be established at three places in the city including Bakshi Dam, Madhwapur Vegetable Market and GT Jawahar Square. Along with allotment of space for shops, work of lights, railing, drinking water and interlocking will be done at all three places.

Further, places have also been identified for the installation of statues of Valmiki and Lord Brahma.

Under the development of many roads of the district, road improvement work from Yashlok Hospital to Balson intersection in Tagore Town, strengthening work of road from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee intersection (Leprosy intersection) to Rajju Bhaiya College on Prayagraj Mirzapur National Highway, Saraswati Hitech City Complex will be done.

The work of repairing the jogging track and strengthening the pre-built road in the park will also be done. Apart from this, beautification and landscaping work will also be done on the missing part of the GT road from Civil Airport to GT Jawahar Square via IIIT Square, Bajrang Tiraha. Façade lighting will also be done on Shastri Bridge. The work of topographical survey, mathematical hydraulic study, bamboo pin installation and dredging work has also been approved by the Prayagraj Mela Authority in coordination with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to regulate the flow of river Ganga. Along with this, training programmes will also be conducted for behavioral change, project management, modules, soft skills work and to improve the performance of distance guides, boatmen, volunteers, Kumbh Seva Mitras, vendors, police personnel and departmental officers. In view of this, letters have already been written to some major institutions of the country. Prayagraj Mela Authority will also conduct a 12-month fellowship programme under, which 55 students will be invited from leading institutions of the country for quality inputs and implementation support for works like sanitation, mobility, crowd management, security and surveillance, communication services, temporary infrastructure development, layout planning and other works.

  • Published On Feb 23, 2024 at 01:36 PM IST

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