Ganga Expressway will improve connectivity and boost economic development through UP: PM Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: Ganga Expressway will improve connectivity and boost economic development and tourism in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Ganga highway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, around 1 p.m. on Saturday.
“At 1:00 pm today, we will join the program in Shahjahanpur to lay the foundation stone for the Ganga highway. This is a major infrastructure project that will improve connectivity across Uttar Pradesh. It will also stimulate economic development and tourism, ”the Prime Minister tweeted. .

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the inspiration behind the highway is the Prime Minister’s vision to provide rapid connectivity across the country.
The six-lane, 594-kilometer-long highway will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore. Starting near the village of Bijauli in Meerut, the highway will extend to near 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.
Once completed, it will become Uttar Pradesh’s longest highway, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state.
A 3.5 km long airstrip to facilitate the emergency take-off and landing of Air Force planes
will also be built on the highway at Shahjahanpur. It is also proposed to build an industrial corridor along the highway.
The highway will also give a boost to multiple sectors, including industrial development, commerce, agriculture, tourism, etc. It will give a boost to the socio-economic development of the region.
The Ganga highway was approved on November 26, 2020. This highway will be completed by 2024.
Parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled for early next year.