UP government will gift a new expressway to the people before Kumbh 2025

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) to expeditiously complete the construction of ‘Ganga Expressway‘ by the end of the year, which is set to reshape the state’s infrastructure.

This Ganga Expressway project is a gift to the state and also a strategic initiative before the Maha Kumbh in 2025. Uttar Pradesh already has six operational expressways and seven expressways built in the country.

India’s second-longest expressway

The Ganga Expressway, with an estimated length of 594 kilometres, is the second longest expressway in the country, after the longest Mumbai-Nagpur expressway.

It is significant that Uttar Pradesh has four expressways which are in the top 10 in India in terms of length. Once the Ganga Expressway is completed and commissioned, the state will proudly claim five of the top 10 expressways in the country.

Ganga Expressway will completed by end of 2024

In a recent meeting with UPEIDA officials, the Chief Minister stressed on the urgency of operationalizing the Ganga Expressway by December 31, 2024, in view of the upcoming Maha Kumbh. The Ganga Expressway is set to boost economic growth and redefine travel amenities across its vast corridor.

The objective of the Ganga Expressway is to provide interim connectivity to rural communities located on the River Ganga. The Ganga Motorway will help streamline the transportation system in northern rural areas where expressways do not exist.

Ganga Expressway

About Ganga Expressway

This Expressway, connecting the state from east to west, will pass through 518 villages in 12 districts, which will significantly reduce the travel time between Meerut and Prayagraj.

The Ganga Expressway, costing Rs 36,230 crore, is initially built to replace six lanes; It can be expanded to eight lanes, with a maximum speed of 120 km/h.

Major features include two long bridges over the rivers Ganga and Ramganga, which allow even large aircraft to land. The versatility of the project is enhanced by the 3.50 km airstrip near Jalalabad tehsil in Shahjahanpur.

Ganga Expressway will connect Prayagraj and Meerut. With this, a distance of more than 11 hours can be covered in 8 hours. Also, economic and business activities will accelerate.

Nine public convenience complexes are planned along the expressway, including main toll plazas at Meerut and Prayagraj and ramp toll plazas at fifteen locations. The purpose of these complexes is to enhance public facilities. Notably, leading companies such as IRB Infrastructure and Adani Infrastructure have actively participated in the construction of this latest infrastructure.

With 141 out of 153 approvals received from key departments including NHAI/PWD, Railways, Irrigation and Fuel Pipelines, the Ganga Expressway is not only a transport route but a testament to Uttar Pradesh’s commitment to modernize its connectivity system Wants.

Route of Expressway

Ganga Expressway will connect 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh. The Ganga Expressway project is important as it connects the western part of the state with the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. By connecting the eastern and western nodes of the state the entire length of the corridor will be developed in terms of economic and infrastructure.

The Ganga Expressway will be important for east-west connectivity, but it will also enhance the ecosystem and help in industrial and economic development of the surrounding districts.

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