Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the 594-km long Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
Addressing the crowd at the foundation laying ceremony, PM Modi said that the Ganga Expressway will bring “infinite opportunities” for everyone, including farmers and youth.Starting near Bijauli village in Meerut, the expressway is till Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj.
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It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts of the state.
Upon completion of work, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state.
Ganga Expressway will generate employment for youth. This is an expressway of infinite opportunities: PM @NarendraModi.#ITVideo #GangaExpressway pic.twitter.com/3oqG1XTLQD— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) December 18, 2021
The six-lane expressway, which is expandable to eight lanes, will be built at a cost of over â‚¹ 36,230 crore.
A 3.5 km-long air strip for assisting emergency take off and landing of Indian Air Force planes will also be constructed on the expressway in Shahjahanpur. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the expressway.