The distance from Delhi to the Bihar border via Uttar Pradesh will now be covered within eight hours. The 340-kilometer long Purvanchal expressway from Lucknow to Ghazipur would become functional from November 16. This expressway is being connected to Delhi through Yamuna and Agra expressway.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UP Industrial & Expressways Development Authority (UPIEDA), Avanish Awasthi informed that the Purvanchal expressway will act as a lifeline for the east UP. He said that with the construction of the Purvanchal expressway, it would become easy to cover UP from Delhi through the road.
The eastern part of UP will now get connected with the national capital through Agra and Yamuna expressway. The state government has planned industrial corridors on both sides of this expressway. Besides, the Purvanchal expressway is being connected with Gorakhpur through a link expressway.
According to the officials of UPIEDA, the state government has decided to extend the Purvanchal expressway to Balia, which is on the Bihar border. This 340.824 KM long expressway begins from Chand Sarai village in Lucknow district and ends at Haidaria village in Gazipur district. The cost of the project is 22494.94 crore and it covers Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Gazipur districts besides Lucknow.
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