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UP pushes for new industrial township in Allahabad

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UP Pushes For New Industrial Township In Allahabad. An integrated industrial township may come up on the banks of the Sangam in Allahabad soon,...

Lucknow: An integrated industrial township may come up on the banks of the Sangam in Allahabad soon, ushering in development for the region.

The proposed township would be self-reliant in energy with separate transport networks, easily accessible bus stands and cycle tracks.

The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday said it is pushing to get an "early bird" infrastructure development project status for the Allahabad manufacturing cluster under the Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (ADKIC) project.

For that, the government has made 1,200 acres of the required 2,500 acres available, said Surya Pratap Singh, principal secretary, Industrial and Infrastructure Development Department (IIDD).

"The remaining land can be arranged once Allahabad is granted the status of 'Early Bird' project," he said.

The state government has already submitted a concept note on developing ADKIC to be developed on the lines of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor on Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, the official added.

A presentation was made before Allahabad MP Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh and members of legislative assembly from Allahabad, including Girish Chandra Pande, Parvez Ahmed and Ajay Bhartiya, Wednesday on the proposed township on the banks of Sangam.

Hailing the initiative, Rewati Raman Singh said, "We would like to develop Allahabad as an industrial and medical hub and hence the area for institutions in the proposed township should be further increased."

The MP also asked for development of a ring road in Allahabad to ease the traffic within the city.

According to the proposed plan involving 1,470 acres, which has been prepared by Studio Symbiosis architects, there would be 32 percent industrial area, 24 percent residential, 16 percent green, over nine percent for institutions and rest for mixed use, transport and public amenities.

At present, there is one industrial area at Naini in Allahabad. Located on NH 76, about 17 km from Allahabad, total acquired area of this industrial area is 777 acres.

The proposed alignment of 1,840 km long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), starting from Punjab, includes mainly Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Uttar Pradesh is the biggest beneficiary of the EDFC project with the share of nearly 57 percent, measuring 1,049 km in the state.

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