Uttar Pradesh: Foundation Laid And Inauguration Done For National Highway Projects Of Over Rs 26,000 Crore


Ahead of the assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday (6 January), saw foundation laying and inauguration ceremonies for National Highway (NH) projects worth Rs 26,778 crore.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, have participated in these ceremonies for National Highway development of 821 Km.

The union ministers and the Chief Minister have inaugurated and laid foundation stones in Kanpur for eight National Highway projects worth Rs 14,199 crore, in Lucknow for 16 National Highway projects worth Rs 7,409 crore, and in Shringverpur Dham, Prayagraj for four National Highway projects worth Rs 5,169 crore.

With the construction of Lucknow Ring Road, travelling will become convenient, and with the construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Greenfield Expressway, reaching Lucknow airport from Kanpur will take less time.

“Lucknow-Kanpur Greenfield Expressway will also be connected to Lucknow-Agra Expressway, which will reduce the distance to Delhi. With the construction of this expressway, one and a half hours will be saved in travelling from Lucknow to Kanpur,” the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said.

“With the construction of Agra-Etawah bypass, the travel time from Agra to Etawah will be reduced by an hour. Construction of ROB at Kanpur’s Jhakarkati bus station will give relief from traffic jams coming from Prayagraj, Delhi side,” it added.

Also, these projects will connect important pilgrimage sites like Prayagraj, Chitrakoot and Shrangverpur Dham with the construction of Shri Ram Van Gaman Marg.

According to the government, there will be convenience in the movement of devotees and tourists in the Magh Kumbh Mahakumbh to be held in the Sangam area.

Besides facilitating investment and industrial development in the state, these projects will also help develop the leather, glass and bangle industry in Kanpur and surrounding areas.