UP fast tracks work on Rs.10,000 crore Agra Theme park

Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to fast track its ambitious Rs. 10,000 crore project of setting up a theme park in Agra, an official said on Thursday.

While reviewing the progress of the project, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday set deadlines for officials to take all necessary clearances for the project that would come up on the sides of the under-construction Agra-Lucknow Expressway on a stretch of 1,000 acres.

The project would be jointly developed by film actor Sanjay Khan’s Kingdom Company and the Uttar Pradesh Micro-Industries Development Corporation as a joint venture. Through the project, more than 2,000 people will get direct employment and 10,000 people will get indirect employment.

During the meeting, it was also informed that through the Agra theme park, domestic and international tourists, through infotainment, would be given information under one roof, in an interesting way. In the project, models of seven cities would be established and people can travel through them on mono rail.

The tourists to the theme park would travel through Mohanjodaro, Patliputra era, the Ramayan era, the Mahabharta era, the Gupta era, the Mughal era and the freedom struggle of 1857 and get a peep into the historic incidents during these timelines.

The project would be based on Disneyland and would also have a five-star hotel and shops selling souvenirs and other items. The theme park would also have an area named ‘Swayambar’, where marriage functions based on themes would be held.

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