First time in the history of Kumbh, UP State government’s cabinet meeting was held at Prayagraj Kumbh, today. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired the meeting. Before attending the cabinet Yogi Adityanath worshipped at Hanuman Temple at Sangam. Most of the UP Cabinet Ministers including both Dy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dr Dinesh Sharma attended the meeting.
After cabinet Yogi Adityanath took a holy dip at Sangam the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati along with his cabinet colleagues and visited his sect of Nath to meet saints and seers.
Yogi Adityanath also visited Akshya Vat and performed Puja.
Uttar Pradesh State cabinet today decided to construct 600 km long Ganga Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj with a cost of rupees 36000 crores to provide better connectivity from Western districts to Prayagraj.
Starting from Meerut the Ganga Expressway will pass through Amroha, Bulandshahr, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Unnao, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh before reaching Allahabad, the chief minister told reporters.
Talking to media persons UP CM Yogi Adityanath extended his government’s gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union government for extending great cooperation in organising Divya and Bhavya Kumbh at Prayagraj. He said undisrupted flow with clean water of river Ganga is results of attempts and inspirations of Prime Minister Modi.
He said in 2013 Kumbh at Prayagraj then Mauritius Prime Minister had visited the Prayagraj Kumbh but he did not take holy dip due to pollution in the river Ganga but this year not only Mauritius PM took holy dip but more than 3000 Pravasi Bharatis also took holy dip during Kumbh. He said it has happened only due to cleaning of river Ganga.
Yogi Adityanath said that his cabinet has also approved proposal of Gorakhpur link road project connecting Azamgarh and Ambedkarnagar with Purvanchal expressway. He said 5555 crore rupees will be invested on the link project.
Yogi Adityanath also announced that Cabinet has also decided to exempt film URI from State GST as film is based on patriotism and sacrifice of soldiers.
UP Cabinet has also decided to set up statue of Nishadraj at Sringverpur at Prayagraj and develop Ashram of Maharshi Valmiki at Chitrakoot.
Yogi Adityanath was accompanied with both Deputy CMs and several other cabinet colleagues.