UP to develop Allahabad as new manufacturing hub like Noida

Written by ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Oct 24 2014, 13:34pm hrs
InfrastructureUP government prepares a proposal to develop what is being called New Allahabad as an 'access-controlled township that will have 4G network and full Wi-Fi connectivity'. (Reuters)
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to develop Allahabad as an integrated industrial township, on the lines of Noida and Greater Noida.

The state government has prepared a proposal to develop what is being called New Allahabad as an access-controlled township that will have 4G network and full Wi-Fi connectivity with homogeneity of design for all building structures, an official release said.

Elections to the state assembly are due in 2017 and the government led by the Samajwadi Party, smarting under the defeat in the Lok Sabha election, has been promoting its development agenda to win back support.

Early this month, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had laid the foundation for three mega projects at Chak Ganjaria City on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road with a view to showcase the development being planned in the state.

These projects include the 1,000-bed Medanta-Awadh Hospital and an Indian Institute of Information Technology.

Last week in a meeting, a detailed presentation on the contours of the new city was made to senior officials from the infrastructure and industrial development department, Uttar Pradesh state industrial development corporation and higher education department.

Around 25 per cent area of the township would be reserved for industries with dedicated power supply, prepaid electricity meters, provision for 100 per cent water harvesting, zero-discharge mechanism, and CNG supply network, Sanjiv Saran, principal secretary, industrial development, had said in the meeting.

He added that the state government is seriously considering allotting land to Amity University, Fortis Healthcare and Maruti Suzuki in the proposed township as they have evinced investment interest in the state.

The proposal includes developing 1,200 acres of land with state-of-the-art infrastructure along with a global university for areas like nano technology and industrial design.

The education department has been asked to prepare a proposal for the same by November to develop the university in 40 acres of land, the statement said.

Earlier in June, after the rout in the Lok Sabha election, the state government had organised its first investor conclave in New Delhi, inviting both global and domestic investors to put money in the state.

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n The state government has prepared a proposal to develop what is being called New Allahabad as an access-controlled township that will be enabled with 4G network and homogeneous building design

n The proposal includes developing 1,200 acres of land with state-of-the-art infrastructure along with a global university for areas like nano technology and industrial design

n Elections to the state assembly are due in 2017 and the government led by the Samajwadi Party government has been promoting its development agenda to win back support after the crushing Lok Sabha defeat