HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PM Modi inaugurated the 341 km Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district
  • PM Modi slammed the previous government and the Opposition and said it only cared about the wealth of their family
  • The expressway aims to benefit all of Uttar Pradesh and would also make travel from Delhi and Bihar to UP easier

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 341 km Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district. Inaugurating it, PM Modi termed it as a symbol of the ‘state’s development’. He was accompanied by Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the event.

Addressing the gathering in Karwal Kheri, Sultanpur, he praised the infrastructure and said that if anyone has any doubt about the capabilities of UP and its people should come and visit to witness their strength. Previously, he added that the expressway was just a piece of land, but with the hard work of the people, it transformed into a modern expressway.

Slamming the previous government and the Opposition, he said it only cared about the wealth of their family. “Earlier governments neglected the development of the eastern region. The airstrip on the Purvanchal Expressway will give a message to those who neglected the country’s security,” he added.

Praising the infrastructure, PM Modi mentioned that the expressway was connecting Purvanchal. The expressway also aims to benefit all of Uttar Pradesh and would also make travel from Delhi and Bihar to UP easier. As per sources, the 341-kilometer-long expressway will reduce the travel time between Lucknow to Buxar in Bihar from seven hours to nearly four hours. Once it is opened to the public, the travel time from Lucknow to Ghazipur will be reduced from six hours to three-and-a-half hours.

Starting from Chaudsarai village in Lucknow, the Purvanchal Expressway ends at Haidaria village on National Highway number 31, 18 kilometers east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border. Constructed at a cost of Rs. 22,500 crore, the Expressway has a 3.2 km long airstrip to enable landing and take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency. Presently, it is a six-lane wide highway and can be expanded to eight-lane in the future.

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