Yogi smells rat in Gomti Riverfront, orders probe in Akhilesh project

Lucknow: It was expected and it has happened. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered a probe into the Gomti riverfront project. The probe will be completed within 45 days.

The UP CM was unhappy with the progress of the Akhilesh Yadav government's Gomti riverfront project. What irked Adityanath was the the fact that though Rs 1,427 crore had  been spent, only 60 per cent of the work was complete.

Earlier, Yogi had inspected the project. "The aim of the project should have been cleaning the water and blocking the drains discharging sewage into the river, but that was not done," the chief minister had said after the inspection.

The project was scheduled to be completed by May 2017. Now, an additional demand of Rs 1,500 crore has been made for the project.