On BSP founder Kanshirams fifth death anniversary,Chief Minister Mayawati unveiled 484 development projects worth Rs 6,035 crore at a programme organised at Kanshiram Smarak Sthal on VIP road today.
Mayawati reached Kanshiram memorial around 10.30 am. She lit candles near the bronze statue of Kanshiram,erected along with her own statue,inside the building and then offered a floral tribute. She also offered gifts to Buddhist monks who performed the rituals for Kanshirams death anniversary.
Mayawati then came out of the building and pressed a button to unveil a large number of foundation/inaugural stones for various development projects. She did not make a speech.
Projects of various departments,which were dedicated to the people,included solid waste management schemes for Kannauj,Rae Bareli,Muzaffarnagar,Kanpur,Agra and Allahabad,worth Rs 4.62 crore,Rs 8.78 crore,Rs 6.57 crore,Rs 56.23 crore,Rs 30.84 crore and Rs 30. 41 crore,respectively.
The projects for which the CM laid foundation stones included river front development,Varanasi (Rs 27.28 crore),solid waste management scheme for Badaun (Rs 5.78 crore),Jaunpur (Rs 12.20 crore),Ballia (Rs 6.81 crore),Sambhal (Rs 6.55 crore) and Gorakhpur (Rs 15.63 crore).
Mayawati also formally dedicated several power transmission sub-stations to the people. These included 220 KV sub-station (400 MVA) in sector 129 of Gautambudh Nagar,220 KV sub-station (400 MVA),Bithur in Kanpur Nagar,132 KV sub-station at Dhaurahara in Lakhimpur (20 MVA),132 KV sub-station,Mehadawal in Sant Kabir Nagar (40 MVA) and 132 KV sub-station,Jattari in Aligarh (80 MVA).
According to a press release from the states Information and Public Relation Department,all memorials will now be open from 11 am to 9 pm during summer months (March to October) and 11 am to 8 pm during in (November to February).