Lucknow:�Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written a�letter to Union Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar, seeking permission from his ministry to complete various pending projects in�Lucknow.
Referring three matters to the minister, Mr. Yadav has also�expressed hope that with the cooperation of the Defence Ministry, these�projects would be completed at the earliest. In his letter, the Chief�Minister has pointed out that various projects have been set rolling in�the state capital for its comprehensive development and for benefit of the�people but with matters pending with the Defence Ministry, problems�are being faced to complete these projects.
Drawing the attention of the Union Minister, the Chief Minister has further written that keeping in view the growing population and the�traffic pressure in the city, a letter had been written to him on February�13, 2015 and on December 17, 2013 to his predecessor, to sort out a�dispute over making of a road at Kukrail drain for construction of a�peripheral road and a bridge.
He pointed out that the district administration and the state�government has, time and again making requests to the Union Defence�Ministry but to no avail. In case prompt approval is given by the�ministry, work on the road and bridge can be expedited and completed�for benefit of the people, the Chief Minister has said in his letter. 2 Mr. Yadav also referred another matter to the Union Minister with regards to construction of a six-lane wide 4.180 km under-construction�flyover/underpass bridge, of which 2.55 km part has been completed�long ago, but the remaining work is pending owing to absence of�'operational' clearance from the army. With regards to this, the Chief�Minister pointed out, request letters have been sent on June 12, 2013,�August 5, 2013, 19 August 2013 and August 19, 2014 from senior officials�of the government and on March 11, 2015 by him.
But with no 'working permission' from the army this project is not complete. He also requested Mr. Parrikar to expedite permission to this�project. He also drew the attention of the minister to another nagging�issue - construction of a 260.68 metre long bridge between Dilkusha and�Janeshwar Mishra park on Gomti river (Pipraghat), 40 per cent of which�is complete.
With regards to this, the Chief Minister pointed out, request letters have been sent by the concerned officials on July 4, 2015 and August 31,�2015 and by him on November 02, 2015 but with 'working permission'�not being given by the Army, work here too is incomplete. Attaching�relevant copies of the previous requests made, the Chief Minister has�requested the Union Minister to get the necessary approvals and�cooperation from his ministry so that people of Lucknow can be�benefited.