Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway today, ushering in a new era for Uttar Pradesh. The 341-kilometer project begins in village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow, on the Lucknow-Sultanpur route (NH-731) and finishes in village Hydaria, 18 kilometers east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border.
The highway, which is 6-lane wide and can be enlarged to 8-lane in the future, was built at a cost of around 22,500 crores.
According to the PMO, after the inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 km long airstrip built on the Expressway in Sultanpur district to allow Indian Air Force fighter planes to land and take off in the event of an emergency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Monday, a day before inaugurating the Purvanchal Expressway, calling it a “special day” in the state’s development path. “Tomorrow is a special day in Uttar Pradesh’s development. The Purvanchal Expressway will be inaugurated PM Modi tweeted, “This project has various benefits for the economic and social prosperity of Uttar Pradesh.”