Yogi govt to build roads to vil­lages of board toppers

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION - Ro­han.Dua@

Luc­know: The Adityanath Yogi gov­ern­ment in UP seems to have found a merit in woo­ing stu­dents be­fore 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tions, sanc­tion­ing a first-of-its-kind fund for building roads in vil­lages where top 10 stu­dents of Class X and XII boards re­side.

The BJP gov­ern­ment’s move is be­ing seen as an at­tempt to out­smart SP chief and for­mer CM Akhilesh Ya­dav’s lap­top scheme in 2012.

Ac­cord­ing to an or­der by PWD’s ad­di­tional sec­re­tary Ra­jesh Pratap Singh, the gov­ern­ment has de­cided to sanc­tion Rs 1.22 crore ini­tially for

The govt will spend Rs 50 lakh for a road to con­nect the vil­lage of Ab­hishek Gupta, a rank-holder in Class X UP board, to Banda-Bahraich high­way. Sim­i­larly, Rs 72.43 lakh has been sanc­tioned for a road con­nect­ing Kho­jan­pur vil­lage of Rishika, who ranked ninth in Class XII, to Faiz­abad by­pass

the project. The gov­ern­ment will spend Rs 50 lakh for a 700me­tre road to con­nect the vil­lage of Ab­hishek Gupta, one of the rank-hold­ers in class X UP board, to the Banda-Bahraich high­way, the or­der says. Sim­i­larly, a sum of Rs 72.43 lakh has been sanc­tioned for a kilo­me­tre-long stretch con­nect­ing Kho­jan­pur vil­lage of Rishika, who ranked ninth in Class XII, to Faiz­abad by­pass.

The project will be im­ple­mented by the PWD and the fi­nance de­part­ment will al­lo­cate funds. The roads will be in­cluded in PWD’s state high­way plan. The de­ci­sion has been taken dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing be­tween Yogi and deputy CM Ke­shav Mau­rya.

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