On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious Purvanchal highway large-scale project under the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) in the Sultanpur District of the state.
The construction cost of the Purvanchal Expressway is approximately Rs 22,500 crore, starting from the village of Chandsarai near the existing Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731) in Lucknow District. It ends in Haidaria village on Ghazipur National Road 31, 18 kilometers from the UP-Bihar border in Ghazipur District.
With a total length of 340.824 kilometers, it is a six-lane expressway with full access control, which can be upgraded to eight lanes.
The Purvanchal Highway connects the state capital Lucknow with the eastern region through Amethi, Ayodhya Azamgarh. With the development of this highway, the eastern part of the state can be connected not only to Lucknow, but also to the national capital via the Agra-Lucknow and Yamuna highways.
The areas falling on this newly built highway are Lucknow, Balabanki, Amish, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkangar, Azamgar, Mau, and Ghazipur.
The government stated that the Purvanchal Expressway will promote economic development in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh.
Purvanchal Expressway will have 22 Flyovers, 7 railway over bridges (ROB), 7 major bridges, 114 minor bridges, 6 toll plazas, 45 vehicle underpasses (VUP), 139 light VUPs, and 87 pedestrian underpasses and 525 box culverts.
The new expressway will be equipped with compressed natural gas stations (CNG) electric vehicle charging stations, and will be connected to the National Defense Corridor through the Agra and Bundelkand highways.
The highway is designed to allow vehicles to travel at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour, but the speed has been fixed at 100 kilometers per hour.
Police vehicles, cattle catchers vehicles and 16 ambulances will be deployed to respond to safety and medical emergencies.
The government has stated that access-controlled expressway will help passengers save fuel and time and control pollution levels while reducing accidents.
The expressway is one of the expressway that provide future-oriented road connections to all corners of the state. These include the already opened Delhi-Meerut link Expressway (96 kilometers), Bundelkhand Expressway (296 kilometers), Gorakhpur Expressway (92 kilometers), Ganga Expressway (600 kilometers), Lucknow Kanpur Elevated National Expressway (63 km).
News Source : Hindustan Times