19 Sep 2020: Adityanath wants to build country's biggest film city in Noida
The GB Nagar includes the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida.
The CM has asked officials to find a suitable land in or around Noida for the ambitious project.
Here are more details on this.
Statement: "The biggest, most beautiful film city of country"
An official government statement maintains, "The CM, while addressing a review meeting, announced to set up the biggest and most beautiful film city of the country in Gautam Buddha Nagar."
"He instructed officials to search for a suitable land in or around Noida, Greater Noida or Yamuna Expressway and prepare an action plan (in this regard)."
Details: Decision announced during key review meeting
The decision was announced during a key meeting to review development projects in the Meerut division, that comprises the districts of Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Hapur, Baghpat and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
The meeting, held via video conferencing, also marked the attendance of several public representatives, senior officials, Union Minister General VK Singh (retired), and UP Minister of State for Health Atul Garg.
Film city: A popular film city operates from Noida Sector 16-A
It should be noted that Noida already houses a popular film city in the city's Sector 16-A area. It was set up by Sandeep Marwah in 1988.
Due to its proximity to New Delhi, the film city is home to a large number of private broadcasting and news organizations.
It is popular for filming television serials, news and other entertainment or educational programs.
Other details: CM also directed to expedite work on ongoing projects
In the said meeting, the CM also directed the Noida Authority to expedite work on ongoing projects such as the Noida Convention and Habitat Centre, Golf Course, the expansion of the metro and a shooting range in Sector 21-A.
Furthermore, the entire Meerut Metro project should be completed by March 2025, while Smart City projects in Ghaziabad and Meerut be fast-tracked, he added.