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IAF fighter jets land on Unnao's Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 14:18 IST

Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): Eight Indian Air Force (IAF) jets touched down the Agra-Lucknow expressway on Monday on its opening ceremony.

Four Mirage 2000s and four Sukhois skimmed on the six-lane highway as a part of strategy by the Defence Ministry to use the expressway in emergency situations.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav inaugurated the Unnao expressway, which is around 302 kilometers long.

The expressway will help cut down the travelling time between Agra and Lucknow to just three-and-a-half hours from the present seven hours.

It will also reduce the road travel time between Delhi and Lucknow. (ANI)