On the lines of Delhi NCR, 'State Capital Region' will be made in UP

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 2 September proposed to create an Uttar Pradesh State Capital Region (UPSCR) on the lines of Delhi National Capital Region(NCR). 


  • In the proposed SCR in the state, besides Lucknow, six other districts including Unnao, Sitapur, Rae Bareli, Barabanki, Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat have been asked to prepare the proposal soon.
  • In this context, the Chief Minister has directed the officials of the Housing Department to provide an action plan for the formation of SCR at the earliest.

Instructions for the upgradation of various cities of the state :

  • In view of the increasing trend of passengers in metro service in Lucknow, the Chief Minister has asked to prepare a proposal to start the second phase metro service in a week.

  • Instructions have also been given to start the Lucknow Green Corridor soon and to expand the limits of the Municipal Corporation.

  • At the same time, it has also been asked to expedite the process of revival of wetlands in Butler Lake and CG City.

  • He has also directed to select 35 acres of land and decorate Avadh Shilpgram and Kakori Shaheed Smriti Udyan with dynamic lighting to build a modern convention centre in the capital.

  • The Chief Minister has asked to prepare a city development plan for the planned development of big cities of the state.

  • At present, the Chief Minister has given instructions to prepare city development plans for Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Mathura, Bareilly, Meerut, Agra, Chitrakoot, Varanasi and Prayagraj.

  • Whereas under the 2021 policy, the urban logistics plan for Ghaziabad, Prayagraj, Agra, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Meerut has been asked to be prepared soon.

  • The Chief Minister has asked the officials to prepare a master plan keeping in mind the needs of the next 50 years in view of the rapidly growing urban population.

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