Lucknow: As the 2017 state assembly elections are lined up in Uttar Pradesh and dates can be announced anytime from now, the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav keeping vote bank in mind on development work front today inaugurated a record number of 910 projects from the state capital.
Apart from inaugurating new projects, the 43-year-old Chief Minister laid foundation stone of 13 more projects besides distributing free laptop to 26,000 students and gave away cheques to a whooping number of 91, 125 beneficiaries under the Samajwadi Pension Scheme.
The Chief Minister went to inaugurate each project in Lucknow separately, while rest of the projects ribbon cutting were done by the remote control button.
The projects which were inaugurated by the Akhilesh included the newly built wing at the Lohia Medical Institute, community health centres in Faizabad, a 200-bed hospital for pregnant women and newly-born in Lucknow and 80 new hospitals in various districts.
He also inaugurated the international cricket stadium and CG City at Shaheed Path in the state capital, built on 846.49 acres of land.
It comprises an IT City, an Indian Information Technology Institute, a modern dairy plant, a super-speciality hospital, an administrative academy and a modern medi-city and a cancer institute.
The other projects the Chief Minister took up included a state university building in Allahabad, agriculture marketing hubs, rural infrastructure centres, multi-purpose buildings, link roads and guest houses, garlic, vegetable, potato hubs in Kannauj, a solar plant in Mainpuri and a five-storey new OPD at the Sanjay Gandhi post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
There were also the riverfront projects on the Gomti in Lucknow, a fancy, hi-tech and sprawling Chief Minister’s Secretariat, the trial run of a small stretch of the Lucknow Metro Rail and the 302-km long Agra-Lucknow Expressway.
A modern facilities equipped Rs 11 crore model bus station was inaugurated at Qaiserbagh in Lucknow.