Lucknow Metro|UP tells PM, Lucknow Metro rail project on course


Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday assured the Centre the work on the first phase of the Lucknow metro project was on course and would be completed on schedule. During the monthly interaction between prime minister Narendra Modi and chief secretaries of various states through PRAGATI — the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, the PM reviewed the progress of development of solar energy parks in 17 States across the country.

Responding to a specific request from chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the PM also reviewed the Lucknow Metro Rail Project (Phase 1A), and said most clearances needed for the project had already been accorded after the project was flagged for review under PRAGATI.

During an assessment of the progress of implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013 and Aadhar card enrolment, chief secretary Alok Ranjan informed the PM the UP government aims to complete 90% aadhar enrolment by March 2016. He also said the state government has decided to implement the National Food Security Act in three phases; for 24 districts in the first phase, 26 in the second and 25 districts in the last phase. A deadline for implementation has, however, not been declared.

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