Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh today and inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district at around 1:30 PM.
The Purvanchal Expressway is 341 km long. It starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway No. 31, 18 km east of UP-Bihar border.
This will be the longest operational expressway of India, overtaking Agra-Lucknow Expressway, which is 302-km long.
The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future.
Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is going to give a boost to the economic development of eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.
“The expressway has been the dream project of the state government and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The project was completed in record time despite severe restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic,” said Uttar Pradesh Expressway and Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) CEO Avanish Awasthi.