PM lays foundation for Rs 36,230 Crore Ganga Expressway, UP’s longest


Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation for UP’s Ganga Expressway, which was built at a cost of Rs 36,230 crore.

Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of the 594 km long Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district.

The highway starts near the village of Bijauli in Meerut and goes to the village of Judapur Dandu in Prayagraj.

It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts of the state.

Once completed, it will be the longest highway in Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state.

The six-lane motorway, which can be extended to eight lanes, will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,230 crore.

A 3.5 km long airstrip to aid the take-off and landing of Indian Air Force aircraft will also be built on the Shahjahanpur Highway. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the motorway.

It will give a big boost to the socio-economic development of the region.

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