Metro, today have become an important part of travelling in big, busy cosmopolitan cities of the country. But, they are not just confined to them. Rather the small cities like Jaipur too have adopted the metro systems. Now, moving ahead on the same path, the Uttar Pradesh government in its recent announcement has made it clear that it has approved the metro project for Allahabad.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav conducted a cabinet meeting where the decision was taken. Work for the metros in Allahabad has already been started in other districts of the states like Lacknow and a detailed project has also been approved for two districts like Varanasi and Kanpur by the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. He further told the media, “Uttar Pradesh was the lone state in which Metro Rail projects were underway in four major cities, and Ghaziabad as well as Noida were already linked to the Delhi Metro.”
The state cabinet under the leadership of the chief minister has also approved another scheme which will provide free school bags and books to students of up to VIII standard in all the government schools of the state. Apart from this, the cabinet also approved the decision to increase the salaries of cabinet and state ministers. Responding to a question on the forthcoming state assembly elections in early 2017, Akhilesh told, “The Samajwadi Party government will return to power on the basis of its good work and development.”
The Cabinet Meeting that was called on by CM Yadav was not attended by the Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav. A miffed Shivpal, the younger brother of Mulayam Singh Yadav, had two days back threatened to quit the state government, saying he would rather work for the party organisation. A day later, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav also endorsed his views and said if Shivpal walked out, the party will be dented.