Mayawati keen to speed up development projects

June 18th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) After being shaken by the Lok Sabha election drubbing and with an eye to the 2012 assembly polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has decided to speed up development projects in her state in order to win back the electorate, official sources said.
To accelerate implementation of infrastructure projects and to keep track of their progress, the chief minister has set up an eight-member Infrastructure Monitoring Committee, headed by the chief secretary.

The other members of the panel include principal secretaries of different departments and the infrastructure and industrial development commissioner (IIDC). It is to meet monthly to review implementation of projects and find out ways to overcome bottlenecks.

The Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department will monitor the progress of the various works, the source said.

The state government has identified various projects in different sectors where it wants to speed up implementation, like the Metro rail, overbridges, roads, aviation, power, transport, health, education, tourism and urban rejuvenation.

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