Based on the National Capital Region (NCR), the areas of Lucknow Development Authority, Lida, Unnao Development Authority and Kanpur Development Authority will merge to form a ‘Counter Magnet City’. Its main goal is to reduce the pressure on the NCR. Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar on Wednesday directed the officials involved to prepare the proposal through video conferencing.
The purpose is to create a counter magnetic city
In view of the growing population of the NCR, there are plans to set up Counter Magnet Cities in the states under its jurisdiction. It will provide all the facilities like NCR, so that migration can be stopped there and people can get employment. More advanced and modern facilities will be developed on the lands of these cities which come under Counter Magnet City. These facilities will be such that investors get land along with all other facilities for setting up industries. Industry or other projects will lead to the development of employment in the region and people will not have to go to the NCR.
Instructions for proposing
During a video conference on Wednesday, Principal Secretary Housing Deepak Kumar discussed the settlement of Counter Magnet City with officials of Lucknow Development Authority, Unnao Development Authority, Lida and Kanpur Development Authority and the Chief Municipal Planner. He directed them to prepare the proposal so that it could be tabled at the NCR Planning Board meeting to be held on October 21. The work of establishing ‘Counter Magnet City’ in UP started under the socialist government, now it is being implemented.
Land arrows will grow
The Lucknow, Lida, Shuklaganj-Unnao and Kanpur Development Authority will set up a large land bank to facilitate investment by domestic and foreign entrepreneurs. KDA vice-president Rakesh Kumar Singh said a separate plan would be drawn up for 29 villages in Shuklaganj. The Principal Secretary has created a platform for development in the state capital region. It has been named as ‘Preparation of Recruitment Plan for Action of Counter Magnet Area Development of NCR’. Under this, plans will be made to go from Lucknow to Kanpur.
What benefits can be found
– Land will be given to investors based on their needs
– Roads, electricity, water and sewerage will be provided
– City transport will be better for people
– Fast train can also be run between Lucknow-Kanpur
There are currently five magnetic cities
There are currently five ‘Counter Magnet Cities’ across the country. These include Gwalior, Berili-Rampur, Patiala, Kota and Hisar.