PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh around 12 noon today. Mr Modi wil also address a rally at Railway Ground, Rouza on the occasion. The inspiration behind the Expressway is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide fast-paced connectivity across the country.

Uttar Pradesh government is working on this ambitious project in a swift manner.  94 percent of the land required for the expressway has been acquired by the state government and despite the Covid pandemic 90 percent of the land purchase completed in the record four months period. AIR correspondent reports, The 594 Km long six-lane Expressway will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore. Starting near the Bijauli village in Meerut, the Expressway will extend till near the Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj.

It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts. Upon completion of work, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state.

A 3.5 Km long airstrip for assisting emergency take-off and landing of Air Force planes will also be constructed on the Expressway in Shahjahanpur. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the Expressway.

The Expressway will also give a fillip to multiple sectors including industrial development, trade, agriculture and tourism. It will provide a big boost to the socio-economic development of the region.

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