Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, laid the foundation of development works in Allahabad for Ardhakumbha 2019 and pledged for the cleanliness of the city. He gifted 34 schemes worth Rs. 510 crore to the people of the city and also gave away certificates of loan waiver to more than 11000 farmers.
Yogi said that in the Ardhakumbha 2019, the world will see a remodeled image of Uttar Pradesh. The 2500 crore worth of schemes drafted ahead of the grand event will make historic contribution in the development of the state even after it is concluded. He further revealed that the Metro transport project will soon be realized in Prayag. Yogi promised that the establishment of air transport link between Lucknow and Allahabad will be completed before Ardhakumbha and Chitrakoot will be developed into a tourist destination. The UP CM also announced that the Ramayana Circuit that goes through Prayagraj will be completed soon.
While addressing the public at the event that was organized in the Parade Ground of the city, he said that those who perpetuate crimes against women will not be spared and their houses will be bulldozed. In the past one month, almost half a dozen criminals have been shot dead in encounters by state police. DNA quotes Yogi Adityanath saying,
My government will bulldoze houses of anyone even thinking of perpetuating crime against women and weaker sections of the society. Land mafias and those usurping land forcefully are on the run under my government. It will take a little more time to tighten noose around criminal elements further.
The Uttar Pradesh government is reportedly creating a special force in the state that will be responsible for dealing exclusively with hardcore criminals and land mafia. During his Allahabad visit, Yogi Adityanath announced many more development schemes ahead of the 2019 Ardhakumbha.