Why In News?
According to the information received from the media on May 30, 2023, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up modern cities in all those cities which are connected by rapid rail and metro rail. Apart from Lucknow, these include Kanpur, Agra, Meerut and Ghaziabad.
- Modern cities will be built in these cities on both sides of the rapid rail and metro. Arrangements will be made for big hotels, apartments with all facilities, multi level parking, parks etc.
- Keeping in view the intention of the government, the Housing Department has instructed the development authorities of these cities to prepare Zonal Development Plans. Along with this, proposals have also been sought from all the development authorities in this regard.
- In a directive issued by Additional Chief Secretary Housing Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, it has been said that Uttar Pradesh Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy-2022 has been issued for the purpose of setting up a modern city.
- It aims to facilitate more construction on less land, residential as well as commercial construction and land-use conversion to facilitate need-based construction in metro and rapid rail cities.
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