The 341 km-long Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, district of Lucknow, 18 kms east of Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border. The expressway is 6-lane wide is constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22,500 crore An airshow by the IAF was also performed on the 3.2 km long airstrip on the Expressway
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district on Tuesday. The Prime Minister landed on Purvanchal Expressway in a C-130 Hercules plane on the airstrip constructed on the National Highway. He arrived here to inaugurate the 341 km long Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur’s Karwal Kheri. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and other leaders were present at the occasion. Following the inauguration, an airshow by the Indian Air Force was performed on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district to enable landing and take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency.
The 341 kilometre-long Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway number 31, 18 kilometres east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border. The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is set to give a boost to the economic development of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur. During his address Prime Minister launched a blistering attack on Opposition parties and said the previous Governments in Uttar Pradesh led by them reduced the State’s vital eastern part to “mafiawaad” and poverty, but the BJP Government is now writing a new chapter of development. The Prime Minister was addressing a rally in Sultanpur after inaugurating the 341-km long Purvanchal Expressway.
He said that development under previous chief ministers was limited to places where they had homes and families, but the present regime is giving fruits of developments to the eastern region as good as to the western part of Uttar Pradesh. The previous Governments reduced the vital eastern part of the State to “mafiawaad” and poverty, but the BJP Government is now writing a new chapter of development, he said. The Prime Minister said the six-lane expressway will serve as the lifeline of the eastern region and give a big push to economic development of the region and the State. The State goes to Assembly polls early next year. The 341-km expressway links State capital Lucknow with Ghazipur and has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 22,500 crore.