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Defence Expo 2020: UP can provide better infrastructure, logistics for defence production, says CM Yogi

On the second day of 11th Defence Expo 2020, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a seminar organized by UPEIDA and FICCI at DefExpo-2020 on Thursday.

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Lucknow Updated on: February 07, 2020 14:26 IST
11th edition of Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow

11th edition of Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow

On the second day of 11th Defence Expo 2020, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a seminar organized by UPEIDA and FICCI at DefExpo-2020 on Thursday. He said that Uttar Pradesh provides immense possibilities for investment in the defence sector. "Our policies are much better than other states which attract investors to manufacture their products here," said the chief minister. He also said that the eastern and western corridors, that are being built, will pass through Uttar Pradesh, and Burari would serve as its junction. The investors who invest here will be benefited from this.

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11th edition of Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow

"We will develop 17 cities as 'Smart and Safe Cities' in the state, in which Integrated Command and Control Centers will be established and this would create huge investment ", he added.

At the event, the Chief Minister said that if an industrial institution has to prove itself, then there are immense opportunities as Uttar Pradesh can provide a good infrastructure for manufacturing and logistics. The connectivity through the roadways to the state is very good as it is neighbouring to the national capital while airways connects the state globally. He further said that the state government is developing infrastructure facilities in the state at a fast pace. Expressways are being constructed on a large scale in the state. 

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11th edition of Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow

Currently, the work of Purvanchal expressway is in progress and it will be operational by the end of this year. In addition, the construction work of the Bundelkhand expressway will start from this month. Also, the survey work for the Ganga expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj has been completed. Its construction work will commence by the end of this year, ensured UP CM.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Uttar Pradesh will play an important role in fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of making the country a $ 5 trillion economy. 

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11th edition of Defence Expo 2020 in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh is steadily moving forward on the path of development. The rail, air and road connectivity has improved in the state and the Single window system is doing well. 

The Defence Minister said that the CM Yogi Adityanath is working as a good leader, so investors will no longer have to face difficulties in the state, regarding their business. 

"India will be established as the third major economic power in the world by 2023 under the leadership of PM Modi and UP will contribute significantly to it", he added.

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