UP Infra Boost: Work On National Highway, Namami Gange Projects Worth Over 1 Lakh Crore To Begin


Union home minister Rajnath Singh will today (7 March) inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for National Highway (NH) projects worth Rs 1,10,154 crore in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and also inaugurate/kick-start several projects under the Namami Gange programme worth Rs 1969.57 crore.

Some of the NH projects to be commissioned include four-laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur section on NH-56, four-laning of Kursi Road – Ayodhya Road section of Lucknow ring road and four-laning of Ghaghra Bridge to Budhanpur section on NH-233.

On the other hand, he will lay the foundation stone for the construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway and the construction of flyovers, bypasses, FOBs, underpasses for road safety on different highways across the state.

Under the Namami Gange programme, Singh will inaugurate several finished projects like the sewerage network of 214.88 km in Prayagraj built at the cost of Rs 260.86 crore, the sewerage network of 98.5 km and 13 MLD STP in Kannauj costing Rs 80.66 crore etc. In all these projects, sewerage will be collected from households and will be lifted to sewage treatment plants (STP) directly.

The minister will lay foundation stones for many STP construction projects on the main stem of river Ganga, Yamuna, Gomati, Ramganga and Kali in Uttar Pradesh.