Providing a new route of travel between Lucknow and Ghazipur, Purvanchal Expressway is all set to strengthen road connectivity across the eastern regions of Uttar Pradesh. As per Avanish Awasthi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), 95% of the planned interventions have been materialised. Further, it is expected that the main carriageway would be made operational for the vehicles soon.
6-lane facility to ease commute between Lucknow & other prominent cities
Stretching over a length of 340.824-km, Purvanchal Expressway links Chandsarai village on Lucknow-Sultanpur road(NH-731) with Hyderia village in Ghazipur district (NH-19). Notably, the city is located at a distance of 18-km from the shared borders of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Linking Varanasi, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj and other important cities, this expressway will improve and ease the travel experience for the state residents. Additionally, the expressway will connect Lucknow to Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur too. While the facility will have six lanes now, it can be expanded up to eight lanes in the future.
Expressway to have a runway for landing & take-off of IAF vehicles
According to UPEIDA's Avanish Awasthi, it is anticipated that the expressway will be functional by the end of August. The officer has also examined and reviewed the works at the upcoming facility and asked officials to finish the remaining work as soon as possible. Orders have also been given to complete the river overbridges quickly so that the expressway can be commissioned soon.
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.
- With inputs from IANS