The Uttar Pradesh government has given its nod to develop nearly 200-km long bicycle highway from Agra to the lion safari in Etawah to encourage eco-tourism in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal.
The highway was approved in a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday.
The proposed highway will not run along the Agra-Etawah main road but will cover various historical and tourism centres.
Starting from eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, it will cover areas such as Raja Bhoj ki Haveli, Bateshwarnath Temple, Mela Kothi Jarar, Naugava ka Quila and other rural areas to reach lion safari in Etawah.
In another decision, the State Cabinet has approved the implementation of Prime Minister crop insurance scheme from the Kharif season 2016.
The State Cabinet also approved transfer policy for 2016-17 for employees. 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.