Advertisement
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

PM Modi Lays Ganga Expressway Foundation Stone: All About The Rs 36k Crore Project

The Ganga Expressway, built at a cost of over Rs 36,000 crore, will be the longest expressway in Uttar Pradesh, a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office said.

PM Modi Lays Ganga Expressway Foundation Stone: All About The Rs 36k Crore Project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Ganga Expressway today | PTI/File Photo
PM Modi Lays Ganga Expressway Foundation Stone: All About The Rs 36k Crore Project
outlookindia.com
2021-12-18T14:54:54+05:30

After inaugurating the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur on Saturday, December 18. According to reports, the expressway is expected to be the longest in Uttar Pradesh to date.

Here is all you need to know about the Ganga Expressway project in10 points:

1. The 594 km long six-lane expressway is set to be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore. Upon completion, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state, a statement by the PMO said.

2. The foundation stone was laid at around 1 PM on December 18 in Shahjahanpur.

3. The BJP has been on a project spree in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with the PM inaugurating the first phase of the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor and of the renovated Kashi Vishwanath temple complex on December 13.

4. According to a statement by PMO, the inspiration behind the expressway is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide fast-paced connectivity across the country. Before kicking off the projects in UP, the PM also laid the foundation stone for the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway project.

5. A 3.5 km long airstrip for assisting emergency take-off and landing of Indian Air Force aircraft will also be constructed on the Expressway in Shahjahanpur. This, however, is not the first expressway in recent times to have such an airstrip. The recently launched Purvanchal Expressway and the Lucknow-Agra Highway also have airstrips for emergency landing and take-off of IAF planes.

6. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the Ganga expressway. The government expects the corridor to provide a big boost to the socio-economic development of the region.

7. The expressway is expected to give a boost to multiple sectors including industrial development to the economically struggling Vindhya and Rohilkhand regions.

8. The project also includes the planting of over 18 lah trees (18,55,000) along the expressway. Earlier in November, the project had got green clearance from the UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), the state-level environmental assessment authority.

9. Opposition parties like the Samajwadi Party have claimed that the Ganga Expressway project was un fact dream of by Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati.

10. In an interview with reporters ahead of Modi's visit to Shahjahanpur on Saturday, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the Ganga Expressway was Mayawati's "dream".

(With inputs from agencies)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement