Focus on heritage centre and international vegetable market
Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority on Monday presented a budget of Rs 4,028 crore for the financial year 2016-2017.
The budget, a marked increase from the Rs 2,469 crore allotted the last fiscal year, will focus mainly on the development of a theme-based heritage centre, and an international vegetable market in Sector 29.
The Authority proposes to develop a tourism and heritage centre with the traditional culture of Mathura as the theme. The centre will be built on a sprawling 2,443 hectares. Under this project, the Authority also plans to include a rural tourism centre, open-air theatres and a museum.
An international vegetable market in Sector 29 under the Yamuna Expressway Authority has also been proposed. It will be developed on the lines of Rungis market in France, better known as the Marché d'Intérêt National de Rungis. Located on the outskirts of Paris, it is acclaimed the world over as the largest wholesale food market serving the Paris metropolitan area and beyond.
The market here will be developed in phases. Under the first phase, a flower, fruit and vegetable market will come up on 75 acres; and under the second phase, a milk and milk-product cluster will be developed over 50 acres.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Mercia-group.co.uk)