Lucknow, May 11: With a view to encourage eco-tourism in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet today gave its nod to develop over 197 km long 'bicycle highway' from Agra up to the lion safari in Etawah.
The Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav approved the 'bicycle highway' which will not run along the Agra-Etawah main road but will cover various historical and tourism centres, an official spokesman said.
Starting from eastern gate of the Taj, it will cover areas such as Raja Bhoj ki Haveli, Bateshwarnath Temple, Mela Kothi Jarar, and Naugava ka Quila and other rural areas to reach lion safari in Etawah, the spokesman said.
In another decision, the Cabinet approved the construction cost for an international cricket stadium in Saifai, the spokesman said.
The Cabinet approved implementation of Prime Minister Crop Insurance scheme from the Kharif season 2016. The Cabinet also approved transfer policy for 2016-17 .
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 and group C will be transferred by departmental heads. A new ultra modern state-of-art model bus station would be constructed at Kaiserbagh bus station in the state capital.