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Lucknow | Thursday, Mar 14 2013 IST
Uttar Pradesh government today said the mega Ganga Expressway project mooted by the previous BSP government has been stalled due to court's order.

"The Allahabad High Court had stayed the project till Environment clearance was given by the Central government though the UP government had sent two letters to J P Group, who has given the contract to clarify their stand to this Samajwadi Party government," said state Zoo minister Shiv Pratap Yadav.

Replying to a question of Congress member Akhilesh Pratap Singh, the minister said the court has also raised question on how the project was cleared within a day by the previous government but thankfully no land has been acquired so far.

The projects provides 12,281 hectare of land for the project."SP government after coming to power had written two letters to J P Group to clarify their stand on the project, but they did not reply," he said.

The minister, however did not reply to the supplementary question of Mr Singh whether the SP government was interested in the project or not as it had opposed it during the last regime. BJP member Radha Mohan Das Agarwal alleged that now the government was toeing the lines of the previous BSP government by offering to continue the Ganga Expressway project by sending letter to the company benefitted by the previous government. The Ganga Expressway project was launched by the Mayawati government which proposes an eight-lane-expressway from Ballia to Noida on the banks of river Ganga. UNI MB PA SB1418 NNNN

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