Lucknow: With a view to encourage eco-tourism in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh has given its nod to develop nearly 200-km long ‘Bicycle Highway’ from Agra to the lion safari in Etawah.
The highway was approved in a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday.
The proposed highway will not run along the Agra-Etawah main road but will cover various historical and tourism centres.
Starting from eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, the highway will cover areas such as Raja Bhoj ki Haveli, Bateshwarnath Temple, Mela Kothi Jarar, Naugava ka Quila and other rural areas to reach the lion safari in Etawah.
It also approved transfer policy for 2016-17 for employees. According to the new transfer policy, Group A and B will be transferred from a district on completion of six years and 10 years in a division on March 31.
A new ultra modern state-of-art model bus station would be constructed at the Kaiserbagh Bus Station in the state capital. (ANI)