A.K. Gupta, IAS
K.R. Sharma, IAS
Staff Officer to ED
The month of March, 2012 has witnessed a number of activities all around the state which have direct/indirect impact towards industrial/infrastructure scenario of the state. Udyog Bandhu is pleased to share with you the gist of them :-
Uttar Pradesh enriched by 300 MW
The 4th unit of Rosa Thermal Plant has enriched the state power supply by 300 mw. The project, scheduled to be completed in July this year, has got commissioned on March 31 and is running on a full load capacity. With this, the power plant achieved its full capacity of 1,200 MW. The plant has four units of 300 MW capacities each.
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This “08 lane access controlled Expressway" from Agra to Lucknow has been considered for constructing under PPP mode. This green field expressway shall be based on minimum distance formula having the potential of providing a smooth link from Greater Noida to Lucknow. Hence the journey time from Greater Noida to Lucknow via Agra covering about 530 km, presently consumes time of around 9 hours would now drastically be reduced to 5 hours. Likewise the 6 hours journey of 365 km between Agra and Lucknow would reduce to around 3.30 hours through this proposed Expressway. UPEIDA has been nominated as nodal agency.
In order to maintain Ecological balance a large numbers of trees would be planted for retaining the rain water in the field. Suitable techniques of rain harvesting shall also be adopted to raising ground water level. Eco-
friendly parks shall be developed along the expressway for neutralizing air and noise pollution and maintaining ecological balance owing to this expressway. Further, to maintain greenery and abundant water supply Lakes and Ponds shall be developed on both sides of proposed Agra-Lucknow expressway.
Project profiles at web site
In order to promote industrialization in the state and to facilitate the small entrepreneurs desirous to setting up new unit, Udyog Bandhu has made available detailed project profile on various sectors like Mechanical, Metallurgical, Hosiery, Electrical, and Chemical Products, etc. at its web site (https:\\udyogbandhu.com). The profiles have been got prepared by Development Commissioner (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises), Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India.
Entrepreneurs may take advantages of these profiles.
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Progress of PPP projects
As per plan of upgrading NEDA's Micro Hydel Projects to enhancing its generation capacity, bids of shortlisted bidders have been opened and are being evaluated by the Department. Soon developer shall be finalized. Developers for seven of Micro Hydel Projects (six of Jal Vidhut Nigam and one of UPNEDA) have already been selected involving generation capacity of 29.95 MW having total estimated cost of Rs. 253.02 crores.