The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday gave nod to kick start the work on the first phase of metro rail project here on the lines of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister AKhilesh Yadav.
"At the meeting it has been decided to start work on the first phase of metro rail project on North-South corridor in state capital," official sources said in Lucknow.
Among other decisions taken in the meeting, animated movie 'Krishna and Kansa' has been exempted from the entertainment tax in the state, they said. The cabinet also decided to made certain items like Dholak, Cango, Tabla and other musical instruments in VAT free category besides gram-flour.
For providing better health services, a new 102 ambulance service has been given a go ahead. The service would be operated by private parties through which 1,000 ambulances would be run in the state.