Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched 180 development projects in Lucknow

Lucknow: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched 180 development projects worth over ₹ 1,710 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency.

UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said Mr Singh is fulfilling the dreams of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who also represented Lucknow, by ensuring the city's development.

Mr Singh, who had reached Lucknow earlier in the day, inaugurated 90 projects and laid foundation stones of 90 other projects at a function.

The development projects were of nine departments, including the Public Works Department (PWD), Medical and Health, Irrigation, Lucknow Municipal Corporation, Lucknow Development Authority and Smart City project.