Uttar Pradesh Current Affairs

UP Government launches Ganga Hariteema Yojana

Uttar Pradesh Government has launched Ganga Hariteema Yojana (also known as Ganga Greenery scheme) in 27 districts of the state located on the bank of river Ganga. It was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a function organised on bank of Sangam the confluence of rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati.

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The scheme aims at enhancing green cover in catchment areas of river Ganga and control land erosion. Under it tree plantation will be carried out in 1 Km areas from banks of river. General people will also be encouraged for tree plantation on their private lands under ‘One Person One Tree’ slogan.

Department of Forest has been nominated as nodal department for the scheme. High power committee under chairmanship of Chief Minister will monitor implementation of scheme. The scheme will be carried out by September 16, 2018 which is observed as Ozone Day.

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Hindon Elevated Road: India’s longest elevated road inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

Hindon Elevated Road, India’s longest elevated road was inaugurated in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It connects UP Gate to Rajnagar Extension and will make it easier to commute between Delhi and Ghaziabad.

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The elevated six-lane road is approximately 10 kilometres-long. It is built on 227 single pillars. It was built at a cost of about Rs 11,000 crores. It reduces 1 hour journey by 18 minutes. It is estimated that around 4,000 vehicles would ply on this elevated road every hour. It will also make easy to reach National Highway (NH) 58 from NH 24 (Delhi-Meerut Highway). Its construction was started was started in November 2014 and took three years and four months to complete it. It has been built on Transit-orented development (TOD) basis, a type of urban planning that makes public transportation easily accessible to residential, business and leisure space.

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