The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has reportedly approved the construction of a six-lane Ganga Expressway. Worth Rs 360 billion, the expressway is expected to connect Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh to Prayagraj in the east.
Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. This has been conveyed by Japan’s Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu to the Indian Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu.
The Smart City plan of Varanasi has identified traffic congestion and encroachment menace in the holy town as major problems. The city has cited an Ernst & Young study on a ´City Mobility Plan´ to say that 50 per cent of the carriageway capacity in the heart of Varanasi is occupied by irregular parking as no proper parking facilities exist.