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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at UP's Shahjahanpur (Photo/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at UP's Shahjahanpur (Photo/ANI)

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in UP's Shahjahanpur

ANI | Updated: Dec 18, 2021 13:48 IST

Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 18 (ANI): With the aim to improve connectivity and boost economic development across Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur on Saturday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya were also present at the inauguration event.

Taking to Twitter Prime Minister said, "This is an important infra project that will improve connectivity across Uttar Pradesh. It will also boost economic development and tourism," tweeted Prime Minister.

According to Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the inspiration behind the expressway is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide fast-paced connectivity across the country.
The 594-kilometre long six-lane expressway will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore.
Starting near the Bijauli village in Meerut, the expressway will extend till near the Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj. It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj.
Upon completion of work, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state.
A 3.5-kilometre long air-strip for assisting emergency take-off and landing of Air Force planes will also be constructed on the expressway in Shahjahanpur. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the expressway.
The expressway will also give a fillip to multiple sectors including industrial development, trade, agriculture, tourism etc. It will provide a big boost to the socio-economic development of the region.
The Ganga Expressway was approved on November 26, 2020. This expressway will be completed by 2024.
Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are slated for early next year. (ANI)