Bareilly to be developed as safe city: Yogi


Bareilly (UP), Dec 7 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that Bareilly has come a long way from being known as City of Jhumka (earrings) to a smart city in the last few years due to the double engine government in the state.

Inaugurating and laying foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 1460 crore and addressing the Prabuddha Jan Sammelan, Yogi said, "Bareilly is no longer known as a city where riots and subsequent curfews for months was a regular happening and live wires posed a threat to people’s lives. Instead, it is developing into a smart city with smart roads and better air connectivity."

Urging the people to become part of the government’s mission to make UP a number one economy in the country and come up with novel investment ideas for Bareilly as the state was gearing up to host the Global Investors Summit in February next year. The CM said that though the double engine government is committed to development, a responsive local body is a must to carry out the Government’s developmental projects on the ground.

Yogi said, "Prior to 2017, UP stood at the bottom in terms of implementation of all schemes, but today, the state is at the top in this regard. Basic amenities have improved in cities and we are working towards making all the cities of the state safe by working on providing the necessary infrastructure and having established law and order."

He said that under PM Awas Yojana 31,700 houses have been provided to the needy, including 17,700 in urban and 14,000 in rural areas of Bareilly. He said that 29,000 street vendors have also availed interest free loans under PM SVAnidhi Yojana.