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Defence manufacturing corridor to be set up along Bundelkhand E-way: Adityanath

Defence manufacturing corridor to be set up along Bundelkhand E-way: Adityanath

Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that his government has planned to set up a defence manufacturing corridor along the proposed Bundelkhand Expressway, which will "make India self-reliant" in defence production.

He said this while speaking at the World Hindu Economic Forum here.

"A defence expo will be organised in February 2020, in which more than 100 countries have confirmed their participation. Uttar Pradesh will contribute in making India self-reliant in defence production," Adityanath said.

He said that apart from organising unique events like the Prayagraj Kumbh and Deepotsav as well as the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Varanasi, his government focused on providing corruption-free governance and good law and order situation.

The construction of the Meerut-Prayagraj Expressway will commence next year. Each of the 75 districts will have a four-lane connectivity. Apart from this, Bundelkhand Expressway has also been planned, he said.

"Before 2017, only two cities (in UP) had air connectivity and now the number has gone up to six. Eleven new airports and two international greenfield airports have been planned. Three cities have Metro system," he said.

"Unlimited potential is what Uttar Pradesh stands for," he said.

In the last two years, Uttar Pradesh received investment proposals worth Rs five lakh crore, of which projects worth Rs two lakh crore have seen implementation on the ground, he said.

The chief minister said that he has broken the jinx associated with Ayodhya and Noida.

"No (other Uttar Pradesh) chief minister had visited Ayodhya due to the fear of losing his secular credentials and Noida for fear of losing the chair. I have visited the two cities frequently since 2017," he said. He said his government has adopted zero-tolerance approach towards corruption and crime.

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