Purvanchal Expressway road for development & prosperity: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the newly constructed Poorvanchal expressway will take Uttar Pradesh to better fortunes with great speed and the future of the eastern part of the state is going to transform now.

Inaugurating the Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister termed the expressway the pride of the state and said that it reflects the will power of the government.

Mentioning the connectivity being achieved with the expressways PM said that even the small and aspirational districts of the state are now getting connected, which is happening for the first time after independence.

The Prime Minister said that this expressway will help be of a lot of help to the poor, youth, farmers and workers along and also industrialists and businessman of the state apart from helping the people of Bihar.

PM said that the double engine government is doing overall development in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Modi said that present UP government under leadership of Yogi Adityanath is transferring the benefits of good governance to each and every person of the society without any discrimination on the basis of cast, creed or religion.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on the occasion that construction work of Bundelkhand expressway is going to complete soon while work will soon start on Ganga expressway. CM said that Gorakhpur and Ballia link ways connecting with Poorvanchal expressway will be completed very soon also.

After the inauguration, Indian Air Force fighter (IAF) aircraft showcased their prowess through an air show on the airstrip built on the expressway.

Fighter planes like Mirage 2000, Sukhoi, Jaguar and Surya Kiran’s displayed the power of the airforce.

The 341 km long Poorvanchal expressway starts from village Chandsarai, in district Lucknow and ends at village Haidaria of Ghazipur located on National Highway No. 31 and it is just 18 km east of UP-Bihar border. 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 journey on the expressway will be free for some days now.

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