The Uttar Pradesh government has given nod for acquiring around 50 acre for constructing a new terminal at AgraÂ´s Kheria Airport. The state government has sanctioned Rs 60 crore for the land acquisition, though farmersÂ´ bodies have been demanding compensation at the prevailing market rates. The district authorities have been advised to negotiate one-to-one and speed up the acquisition process so that work can start before the Lok Sabha polls.
For the proposed 270-km expressway between Agra and Lucknow no road developers have come forward. The Expressway project is a pet project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The proposed express way is an eight-lane Greenfield project.
The Uttar Pradesh government on February 22 announced that Agra, the Taj city, would be the first Â‘solar cityÂ’ of the country. Minister of State for Alternative Energy Vijay Mishra said that a Detailed Project Report(DPR) has been sent by the Agra authorities for making the city as the first Solar city of the country.
To find a suitable land for international airport in Agra the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department on November 20 has hired consultants. The Department has approved a consortium of experts comprising RITES and KPMG Advisory Services for the purpose and a letter of intent has been issued to the companies.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to expedite transfer of land for airports at Agra, Jhansi and Meerut. Singh wrote to the State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and asked him to take other measures in this regard.