Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who was on a one-day visit to Mumbai to attract investors to make investment in his state, has said that his government is creating a world-class film city in the state. He added saying that his government is taking inputs from film producers, directors, actors and other experts to create a contemporary film city in Uttar Pradesh.
Yogi Adityanath was interacting with the media on Wednesday in Mumbai.
A few weeks back, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced that Film City will be developed on thousand acres in Sector 21 of Yamuna Authority Area. Since the announcement of CM, Yamuna Authority has been engaged in the development of Film City. Yamuna Authority is looking for an agency to prepare the DPR for the film city. For this, a request for Proposal was taken out on 29 October. The tender was to be opened on 25 November.
Talking about the new development in his state Yogi Adityanath said, “In Uttar Pradesh, we are creating a world-class film city and regarding that, we had a discussion with producers, filmmakers, actors and other experts related with this field. We are building this film city near Noida at Yamuna authority and it will cover an area of more than one thousand acres. It will be 500 meters away from Delhi and six kilometers away from Jewar airport. It’s a 30 minutes drive from Mathura-Vrindavan and one hour drive from Agra. It will be connected with Lucknow with expressways and airways. It’s a good sign that people from the film fraternity have shown their interest towards this new development and I would like to thank them and to congratulate them for it.”
Ahead of his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath’s visit to the financial capital, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday warned he will not let anybody “forcibly” take businesses away from the state. He made it clear that Maharashtra is not “jealous” about someone’s progress if it happens on the basis of fair competition.
Reacting to Uddhav Thackeray’s statement, Yogi Adityanath said, “We are not stealing anything from anyone. We are in fact giving a new thing to the people, so why are they (Shiv Sena) so worried about it? We have made our sectorial policies and we are just working according to it. No one is taking anything from one state to another. We are providing world-class infrastructure, so everyone has to think big and give bigger facilities and whoever will be able to do it, people (investors) will go there and Uttar Pradesh is ready for it. It is like an open competition. I think it is about social security, providing better facilities, creating a safe and impartial working environment where people will be able to do their best work. I think it is necessary that we provide such kind of atmosphere not just for the film industry but to the other industries as well in the process of nation building.”
He added, “People will continue doing their work in Mumbai film city and we are building a new and contemporary film city in Uttar Pradesh with the help of new technology and other resources. We have been in touch with experts of this field. They are guiding us with their experience and we are taking their suggestions and I think it will be beneficial for us to create a world-class film city. We are neither rejecting anyone’s investment nor creating an obstacle in other’s (state) development. We all want India’s economy to be called as the world’s one of the strongest economies and under PM Narendra Modi ji’s guidance, every state has been trying to do that.”
Yogi Adityanath met Bollywood personalities, including Akshay Kumar, Boney Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Manmohan Shetty and Anand Pandit over the last two days as part of his visit to the financial capital.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also held meetings in Mumbai with companies interested in investing in his state, including N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani group, and Baba N. Kalyani of Kalyani Group.
Shortly after, Yogi attended the UP Investors Defence Corridor meeting in Mumbai and interacted with leading industrialists and industry experts.
Earlier in the day, Yogi presided over an event at Asia’s largest stock bourse BSE, where Lucknow Municipal Corporation’s recently issued bonds got listed.
The civic body raised Rs 200 crore from investors by selling ten-year paper at the coupon of 8.5 per cent and will be followed by Ghaziabad with a similar offering to the investors.