Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway at KarwalKheri in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh around 1:30 PM today. After the inauguration, PM Modi will also witness an Airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district to enable landing and take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency. The Prime Minister will also address a public rally after the inauguration.
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. The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in the future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about 22,500 crore rupees, the Purvanchal Expressway is going to give a boost to the economic development of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Ghazipur. Prime Minister Modi had laid the foundation stone of this expressway on 14th July 2018 in Azamgarh. He described the occasion as the start of a new chapter in the development journey of Uttar Pradesh.