Poorvanchal Eway to be inaugurated by PM with air show

Poorvanchal Eway to be inaugurated by PM with air show

Sultanpur, Nov 15:Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the much-awaited Poorvanchal Expressway on Tuesday.

UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would also be present at the function. The inauguration ceremony will taken place at 1.30 pm.

It will be held at Kurebhar village in Sultanpur district on the 3.5-km-long airstrip made on the expressway.

During the inauguration programme, fighter and transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force would land on the expressway airstrip, officials here said.

According to officials fighter jets Sukhoi, Mirage, Rafale, and AN-32 aircraft will be participating in the air show.

The entourage of PM Modi, with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with others, would land at the airstrip in a C-130 Hercules plane.

The 340-km-long expressway from Lucknow to Ghazipur will connect Delhi with Bihar by the Yamuna Expressway and Agra-Lucknow Expressway. Bihar border is just 20 km away from the Poorwanchal Expressway, where it ends in Ghazipur.

In a tweet on Monday, PM Modi had called it a “special day” for Uttar Pradesh’s growth trajectory. He also said the project brings with it multiple benefits for UP’s economic and social progress.

The Prime Minister, in July, 2018, had laid the foundation stone of Poorvanchal Expressway and it was completed in record time.

The Poorvanchal Expressway will cross through Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur districts.

The new six lane expressway will commence from Chand Sarai village in Lucknow, built at a cost of around Rs 23,000 crore, including Rs 1,719 crore given as compensation for acquisition of 1,349 hectares of land from the farmers.


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