Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to expedite transfer of land for airports at Agra, Jhansi and Meerut. Singh wrote to the State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and asked him to take other measures in this regard.
India's Rs 72,000-crore rapid rail connectivity project is set to enter the next stage as the Union government and the State governments concerned likely to reach an agreement on cost-sharing of the project. The rapid rail project is to connect Delhi to Panipat (Haryana), Alwar (Rajasthan) and Meerut (Uttar Pradesh).
Work on the proposed Delhi-Meerut expressway from Nizamuddin Bridge on Ring Road will be started by the Road Transport and Highways Department. This is one of the three expressway projects that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is monitoring with the target of awarding work in this financial year.
The Lucknow metro rail will soon get the Central Government´s approval and the foundation laying of the first phase of the project between Amausi airport and Charbagh will be performed soon. An experienced firm had been asked to prepare a DPR (detailed project report) for Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra, Bareilly, Aligarh, Meerut and Allahabad on the basis of their population after looking into their eligibility.