Trans-Ganga plan will comprise clean, green industries
Garima Singh: Launching the trans-Ganga scheme in Kanpur, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said the state’s first-of-its-kind initiative will house green, non-polluting industries on 350 acres of the total project. Akhilesh also directed authorities for four-laning of the Unnao-Shuklaganj-Kanpur stretch of the highway, with special provisions for cycle tracks along the roads. Akhilesh also said the project will invite an investment of Rs 10,000 crore and generate employment for nearly 1 lakh people. The CM also said similar industrial townships have also been planned for Allahabad’s Naini area and six other places in the state. Saying that setting up a high-tech city will boost development in Uttar Pradesh, the industrial city, to come up on 1,132 acres of land in the trans-Ganga area of Kanpur, will be an enclosed area, managed by UPSIDC and built along the river. The state-of-the-art project will also be equipped with underground wiring, cabling, gas and water supply, apart from optical fibre lines, among other amenities.
Buildings in the proposed industrial city will house a wide variety of non-polluting industries, and others ranging from IT and IT-enabled services, business process outsourcing, financial institutions and hotels, etc. According to the government proposal, the industrial city in Kanpur will also contain an exposition mart for auto companies and the leather and handicraft industries, apart from sewage and effluent treatment plants for residential and industrial buildings, respectively. To be built along the lines of buildings in Chandigarh, residential buildings in the proposed industrial city will be back facing, while the facade will be built in glass. Senior UPSIDC officials also said the proposed projects would have provisions for water recycling.
 Special Correspondent, Trans-Ganga plan will comprise clean, green industries, The Times of India (December 13, 2014).