Connecting Lucknow to Ghazipur, Purvanchal Expressway to be inaugurated on November 16
Paving a new and easier route of travel between Lucknow and Ghazipur, Purvanchal Expressway is all set to be inaugurated on November 16. The brand new stretch will extend as a six-lane east-to-west corridor in Uttar Pradesh, linking state capital Lucknow with the eastern city. As per reports, the 340-km-long expressway will pass through Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur, bolstering connectivity in the state.
The dream project of UP government
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The Purvanchal Expressway inauguration will be presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 16, read reports. Built at a budget of ₹42,000 crores, this structure stands as the dream project of the UP government for it promises to drive industrial activities, development and employment in the state.
The project has been envisioned as per future demands and can be easily extended to accommodate 2 additional lanes in case of increased traffic. It has been informed that a three km-long runway will also be a part of the expressway. Being established at Kudebhar in Sultanpur district, this runway will be used for landing and take-off of fighter jets of the Indian Air Force during emergency circumstances. Reportedly, Uttar Pradesh will be the first state in the country to have a dual runway at an expressway.