Lucknow-Kanpur expressway will allow commuters to cover the distance of 62.755 km within 45 minutes.
In a bid to ease connectivity between the two prominent cities of Uttar Pradesh, the construction of the Lucknow-Kanpur expressway (NE-6) will be started in October 2021. Reportedly, the commuters will be able to cover the distance of 62.755 km within 45 minutes, once the upcoming facility is commissioned. As per reports, the project is being managed by the National Highways Authority of India and the land acquisition work has been completed.
Elevated road to be set up over the existing highway
Reportedly, the Lucknow-Kanpur expressway will be established as an elevated road over the present highway. Notably, very few states in India have such expressways built over an existing highway. As per reports, the forthcoming expressway will be designed in a way, to have a total capacity of 8 lanes. It will begin from the NH-27 junction near the Shaheed Path in Lucknow and link the regions of Kantha, Bani and Amarsas before reaching the destination near Kanpur.
Upcoming expressway to support & strengthen Defence Corridor
As per reports, a senior official informed that the count of vehicles on the roads connecting Lucknow and Kanpur has increased drastically. In view of this, the authorities came up with the proposal of an elevated road. According to the current plans, the facility will have 6 lanes from Shaheed path to Bani and it will be built on single pillars erected on the central divider. Thereafter, the road will allow for controlled entry and the last section will extend from Unnao to Kanpur. Further, it is noteworthy that the Lucknow-Kanpur expressway will strengthen the functioning of the Defence Corridor.
Additionally, reports state the central government ministers had planned for setting up 9 flyovers and structured plans are being rolled out for each one of them now. Given the long list of interventions, the state and central officials are trying to attract industry and investments in Uttar Pradesh, through enhanced road connectivity.