UP CM pays tribute to the revolutionaries of Meerut
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday paid tribute to the revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives during India’s First War of Independence which broke out in Meerut on May 10, 1857. During a visit to Meerut on the occasion of ‘Kranti Diwas” marking the day, Yogi called on people to fulfill India’s freedom fighters’ dream of “Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat” as the country celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – an initiative of the Center to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence.
CM Yogi stayed in the city for more than four hours during which he visited “Shaheed Smarak” where he garlanded the statues of revolutionaries Dhan Singh Kotwal and Mangal Pandey. He also visited the construction site of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor in Bhaisali and initiated projects worth ₹67 crore.
Addressing a gathering at a reception in Victoria Park, Yogi said that every individual must contribute to the sector they belong to in order to achieve this dream in this “Amrit Kaal” of the next 25 years. Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the next 25 years (75 to 100 years of India’s independence) “Amrit Kaal” during which the country will make progress towards realizing the resolutions made for “Atmanirbhar Bharat “.
“We must ensure the emergence of a new and vibrant India as the country celebrates 100 years of independence,” the CM said. Yogi also visited the State Freedom Struggle Museum to view the exhibits and unveiled a newly built multi-purpose hall. He watched India’s freedom movement sound and light show and honored family members of Shaheed Dhan Singh Gurjar. He also signaled “Kranti Yatra” on this occasion. “I salute the courageous revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our great country”, declared the CM.
Inspecting the progress of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), Yogi said, “This world-class transportation facility is being put in place at the cost of ₹30,000 crores will not only facilitate transportation by connecting cities, but will also boost tourism and industry and create new job opportunities. Works related to RRTS and Major Dhyanchand University are progressing rapidly and both are expected to be completed within a specified timeframe. »
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) had set up a photo exhibit at the site showing the pace of implementation of India’s first RRTS corridor project.
Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC, in a guided tour of the photo exhibit, briefed the CM on various aspects of the project. “The Chief Minister recognized the way the NCRTC is implementing this transformational project diligently and by embracing new cutting-edge technologies. He was also pleased with the pace of construction of the RRTS corridor despite three waves of the pandemic,” Singh said.
The CM took stock of the progress of the implementation of the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) and the boring “Sudarshan Tunnel” and expressed its satisfaction. The ITMS will display the traffic of the entire city of Meerut on a single screen.
Yogi also visited Police Lines to get an update on the police transit hostel being built by the Police Housing Corporation and ordered the authorities to pay close attention to the quality of the construction.
He said UP is reaching new heights and has set a model for the peaceful celebration of festivals and the government is working to rid festivals of unnecessary noise.