On Tuesday, PM Modi inaugurated the 341 km mega Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri situated in Sultanpur district of UP. It is one of the biggest projects by the Uttar Pradesh Government so far.
The project cost around Rs. 22,500 crore, which starts from Chandsarai village (NH-731) in Lucknow district. And, it ends at Haidaria village on National Highway 31 in Ghazipur. Notably, the Expressway ends 18 km from the UP-Bihar border in Ghazipur district.
Moreover, the Expressway is a fully access-controlled six-lane expressway that can also be upgraded to eight lanes.
PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the Expressway Project in Azamgarh in July 2018. So, it took around three years to complete the mega-development project.
Furthermore, the Purvanchal Expressway connects Lucknow to the Eastern Region of Uttar Pradesh via Azamgarh.
How will this Expressway improve connectivity?
The mega-development Expressway project connects the capital Lucknow to Eastern UP. It also connects UP to the National Capital via Agra-Lucknow and Yamuna Expressway.
The major districts that fall by the Purvanchal Expressway Corridor are Lucknow, Sultanpur, Amethi, Ayodha, Azamgarh, Mau, Barabanki, and Ghazipur.
According to the Government, the Expressway Corridor will boost the economic development of Eastern parts of UP.
The corridor has 22 flyovers, 7-railway- over-bridges, also known as (ROB). It also has 7 major bridges and 114 minor bridges. And 6 toll plazas, 45 vehicular-underpass (VUP), 139 Light VUP, 87 pedestrian underpasses.
The expressway will also have CNG stations, electric recharge stations, and other facilities.
Did you know?
The Purvanchal Expressway can facilitate the movement of vehicles at the speed of 120 km/per hour. But the speed has been fixed to 100 km/per hour.
As per the government, the expressway will help travelers save fuel and time. Moreover, it will aid in controlling pollution levels and reducing accidents.
This project is a big achievement on the side of the government. Only time will speak about its success.
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