The 341-km Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16th November. The project is considered one of the biggest completed infrastructure projects by the Yogi Adityanath led BJP government.
The C-130 Hercules plane will land on the expressway in which Prime Minister Modi along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be landing for the inauguration today. The foundation of this expressway was laid by PM Modi himself in Azamgarh, 2018.
The infrastructure project is estimated to be around Rs 22,496 crore, has been given as a tagline the “carrier of development” to the underdeveloped Purvanchal region. As the UP Assembly elections draw closer, there have been political parties claiming their claim. Samajwadi President Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of trying to claim credit for the SP government’s work before the Assembly polls and alleged that the Yogi Adityanath administration compromised on the quality of the expressway.
There are 18 flyovers, seven railway over bridges, seven long bridges, 104 minor bridges, 13 interchanges, and 271 underpasses on the highway that covers the major districts of the state, it covers Lucknow, Amethi, Ayodhya, Barabanki Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Ghazipur. The expressway starts begins from Chandsarai village in the district of Lucknow located on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road and ends at Haidaria village on National Highway 31, in Ghazipur, UP.