Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Purvanchal Expressway Road Rise: PM Modi to land in IAF Plane for inauguration

Gearing up for a world-class infrastructure showcase on 16th November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to land on the six-lane Purvanchal Expressway (one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Uttar Pradesh) in a C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft. The event will mark the inauguration of the 340.8-kilometre-long road. In addition to this, on the same day, the Indian Air Force has planned to land its Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft on the modified airstrip.

The event will witness multiple landings and takeoffs by the Indian Air Force fighter jets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other Union Ministers will be present to grace the ceremony. A 3.3km stretch has been constructed in order to allow fighter aircraft to make emergency landings near the Sultanpur district. While some of the fighter aircraft will make landings on the runway developed near Kurebhar village in Sultanpur district, others will participate in the touch-and-go operation.

The whole expressway infrastructure is part of the government’s planning to develop emergency landing facilities for fighter planes across India.

Road Rise: Purvanchal Expressway

The Purvanchal Expressway project with the cost of Rs. 22,494.66 crore (Including the cost of land) will connect eastern and western Uttar Pradesh and is completed in a record time. The Expressway starts from Chand Sarai village in Lucknow and the ending point is near village Haidaria on National Highway No -19. It will pass through Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Amethi, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Ghazipur areas. The proposed Purvanchal Expressway is connected with the existing Agra-Lucknow Expressway that will become a vast Industrial Corridor connecting the Eastern boundary to the Western boundary of the state resulting in the overall development of the state.

The foundation stone for the 340 km long expressway was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018. The expressway will not only facilitate faster commuting but will create job opportunities and ensure the growth of economic clusters around them.

The six-lane carriageway will serve in decongesting the entire city and ensure smooth traffic flow. Being an access-controlled expressway, it would bring several benefits like fuel-saving, time-saving, and control in Pollution levels, along with a reduction in accidents. The areas covered by this Expressway would provide a benefit in a social & economical way. Agriculture, commerce, tourism, and other industrial development will also get a fillip.

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