Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday held a cabinet meeting at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.
For the first time in the history of Kumbh, UP State government’s cabinet meeting was held at Prayagraj Kumbh.
UP Cabinet today decided to construct 600 km long Ganga Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj with a cost of rupees 36000 crores to provide better connectivity from Western districts to Prayagraj.
Talking to media persons, Yogi extended his government’s gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union government for extending great cooperation in organising Divya and Bhavya Kumbh at Prayagraj.
He said undisrupted flow with clean water of river Ganga is results of attempts and inspirations of Prime Minister Modi.
Yogi said that his cabinet has also approved proposal of Gorakhpur link road project connecting Azamgarh and Ambedkarnagar with Purvanchal expressway.
He said 5555 crore rupees will be invested on the link project. Yogi also announced that Cabinet has also decided to exempt film URI from State GST as film is based on patriotism and sacrifice of soldiers.
UP Cabinet has also decided to set up statue of Nishadraj at Sringverpur at Prayagraj and develop Ashram of Maharshi Valmiki at Chitrakoot.
After cabinet meeting, Yogi took a holy dip at Sangam the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati along with his cabinet colleagues and visited his sect of Nath to meet saints and seers.