New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday will flag off the much anticipated Samajwadi  ‘Vikas Rath Yatra’ from the state capital Lucknow.

Arrangements are made in the city as the CM is set to embark on the yatra atop a modified red Mercedes bus amid tight security.

The vehicle has the images of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and the chief minister himself among others. The bus also has pictures of state government flagship schemes, Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Free Laptop Scheme and 1090 Women helpline.

The anticipated yatra was initially scheduled for October 3 was launched on Tuesday. It was postponed after a bitter power struggle broke out in the Yadav clan.