Lucknow: The chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Alok Ranjan has directed principal secretary, housing and urban planning department to convene a meeting of Uttar Pradesh Housing and development Board, Lucknow Development Authority and Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation to ensure effective action for providing remaining contribution of Financial Year 2014-15 and specified contribution for the Financial Year 2015-16 for the construction of metro rail’s first phase from Transport Nagar to Amausi airport by Dec 2016.
He said that the metro project is one of the ambitious projects of state government and any kind of slackness would not be allowed in its implementation. He directed the divisional commissioner, Lucknow to immediately resolve the issues in private land purchase on the negotiation basis for stations, depots and other purposes for Lucknow metro rail project. He said that effective action should be taken in this respect to provide land to the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. He asked the municipal commissioner to immediately remove illegal constructions on barren land of Municipal Corporation for Singaar Nagar metro station.
He also directed finance department to release Rs 200 crore out of Rs 625 crore allocated in this financial year’s budget towards the Lucknow metro. He instructed principal secretary, Infrastructure and Industrial Development to organize a meeting soon for allocating funds for Lucknow metro rail project from ‘Infrastructure Development Fund.’ During reviewing the weekly progress report of metro project, he said that the lack of money would not be an issue in construction of Lucknow metro.
LMRC MD, Kumar keshav presented the progress details of the various activities on primary section against the key dates fixed under the target date of December 2016. It was informed that work done till now were according to the set timeline.