The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday approved the proposal to implement the Aspirational City Scheme in the 100 most backward urban bodies with a population of 20,000 to 1 lakh.
Under this, projects will be implemented through conversion by getting support from the government schemes currently running in these urban bodies as well as other institutions including the Central and State Government, MP, and MLA funds.
As per official information by the state government, the scheme will involve the selection of 100 aspirational urban bodies from among the 762 urban bodies by NITI Aayog, based on a set of 16 parameters. This scheme will remain in force until 31 March 2026, but its monitoring will continue until 31 March 31 2028, through the dashboard. This scheme will help prevent migration by making ideal use of resources and increasing opportunities for economic development.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal for the operation of AC electric buses in Saharanpur, Ayodhya, and Firozabad districts of the state. It has been decided to form a new SPV under the chairmanship of the Commissioner of the concerned division under the Companies Act 2013 for the operation, management, and maintenance of electric buses in these cities.
The SPV will have the right to decide the routes for running buses in cities. Apart from determining the fare on the routes, passengers will also have the right to discuss the facilities provided to them. It's worth noting that the state currently operates a total of 740 AC electric buses through 13 SPVs in 14 cities.