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India's second-longest corridor, the 594-km-long Ganga Expressway is set to link 12 districts in UP

The project is budgeted at over ₹36,000 crores and is expected to commission operations within the next 26 months.

In a bid to bolster road connectivity in UP, the state has decided to accelerate the Ganga Expressway project. Pegged to be the second-longest corridor in India, this 594-km-long stretch will function as an east-west corridor in Uttar Pradesh, connecting about 12 districts in its wake.

The construction of this ambitious project is set to find groundwork in September this year, as the government has already acquired more than 80% of the required land. The project is budgeted at over ₹36,000 crores and is expected to commission operations within the next 26 months.

UPEDA to develop the Ganga Expressway

Being built under the authority of the Industrial Development Authority, the UPEDA, Ganga Expressway is set to connect Meerut to Prayagraj, easing mobility for travellers across the state. Here are all the details regarding the project:

What will be the length of the Ganga Expressway corridor?

The Ganga Expressway corridor is going to be 594 km long. The corridor is visioned to be a 6-laned road which can be extended to 8 lanes, in the future. The width of the corridor will be 120 km.

What are the starting and ending points of the Ganga Expressway?

The Ganga Expressway will start near the Bijauli village of Meerut and will end at the Judapur Dandu village of Prayagraj.

Which all districts will be connected by the Ganga Expressway?

12 districts in UP, namely Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj, will be connected by the Ganga Expressway. It will also run through 519 villages.

What will be the speed limit of the Ganga Expressway?

Vehicles will be allowed to run at a maximum speed of 120 km on the Ganga Expressway. It will reduce the travel time by at least 4 hours between Delhi and Prayagraj.

Key features of the Ganga Expressway?

The Ganga Expressway will have 14 major bridges, 126 minor bridges, 929 culverts, 7 ROBs, 28 flyovers and 8 diamond interchanges.

How many toll plazas will be installed along the Ganga Expressway?

The Ganga Expressway will have two main toll plazas at Meerut and Prayagraj. Besides, there will be 15 ramp tolls along the route.

Which district will house the Ganga Expressway airstrip?

​The Ganga Expressway airstrip is slated to come up in the Sultanpur district of UP. This will be used by the Air Force for defence purposes.

Easing connectivity in UP and Uttarakhand

The Ganga Expressway is set to ease connectivity and travel across Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This will bring a huge benefit to local travellers and boost inter-state relations as well businesses. Stretching as one of the several road development tenders undertaken by the UP government, the Ganga Expressway is set to alter the landscape of the state, in terms of routes and roads.

The UPEDA has also decided to set up a precast concrete boundary to prevent encroachment by strays and locals, ensuring hiccup-free vehicular movement here. According to the drafted proposal, the expressway will also feature a kilometre-long bridge over River Ganga and a 720-metres-long bridge over the river Ramganga

Further, the Development Authority has divided the project into 12 packages, to ensure the timely completion of work. Reportedly, various timetables will be made to monitor the construction work.

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