Purvanchal Expressway inauguration today; PM Modi to land in a C-130J Super Hercules
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be landing on Purvanchal Expressway today in a C-130J Super Hercules when he arrives to inaugurate the 340.8-kilometre road. He tweeted on Monday to say that the expressway will boost economic and social progress of the state.
“This project brings with it multiple benefits for UP’s economic and social progress,” the Prime Minister posted on Twitter along with four photographs of the Purvanchal Expressway.
The expressway has been built with an estimate cost of Rs 22,500 crores and will be linking the state capital Lucknow with eastern districts. The expressway passes through nine districts including Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.
The expressway will also be connected to the national capital of Delhi through the Agra-Lucknow and Yamuna Expressways.
The Uttar Pradesh government has said the Purvanchal Expressway is part of its plans to develop emergency landing facilities for fighter planes across the country. A 3.2-km stretch has been developed for allowing fighter aircraft to make emergency landings near the Sultanpur district.
An air show has been organized by the Indian Airforce during the inauguration ceremony which will be witnessed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.