PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. A total of 9 cities will be connected to the state capital through this 340 km long expressway connecting Ghazipur, situated at the end of eastern UP, from Lucknow. Not only this, people up to Ghazipur will be directly connected to Delhi through Agra-Lucknow and Yamuna Expressway. Purvanchal Expressway with a length of 340 km has become the longest expressway not only in the state but in the country at present. Generally speaking of expressways anywhere in the country, the name of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari comes to mind.
Although the interesting thing is that making UP the capital of the expressway was not his master plan, but it has been done by the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), an organization of the Uttar Pradesh government. Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur will be on the same route via Purvanchal Expressway. Movement between these cities will no longer be a matter of hours but of minutes. Purvanchal Expressway has been designed in such a way that planes can also be landed here if needed.
Bundelkhand Expressway will connect Etawah to Chitrakoot
The plan of the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority is not limited to just this expressway, but three more big projects are currently in the pipeline. These projects are Bundelkhand Expressway and Gorakhpur Link Expressway. Apart from this, preparations are also going on to make Ganga Expressway connecting Meerut directly to Prayagraj, which will be about 550 km long. The journey from Etawah to Chitrakoot will be possible through Bundelkhand Expressway. Work is going on fast on this and the state government plans to launch it by the end of next year.
Work is also going on Gorakhpur Link and Ganga Expressway
Apart from this, Gorakhpur Link Expressway will be of total 91 km and it will work to connect Gorakhpur with Purvanchal Expressway. In this way, there will be 6 expressways in the state in the next few years. Such a large number of expressways do not exist in any state of the country. In such a situation, the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority, an organization of the UP government, deserves praise for writing this story of the pace of development without the help of the central government.