New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 821 km of national highways and expressways projects worth Rs 26,778 crore in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. On the occasion, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, MPs and MLAs of the state were also present.
Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones in Kanpur for eight national highway projects worth Rs 14,199 crore, in Lucknow for 16 national highway projects worth Rs 7,409 crore and in Shringverpur Dham, Prayagraj for four national highway projects worth Rs 5,169 crore.
With the construction of Lucknow Ring Road travelling will become convenient and with the construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Greenfield Expressway, reaching Lucknow airport from Kanpur will take less time. It will also be connected to Lucknow-Agra Expressway, which will reduce the distance to Delhi. With the construction of this expressway, one and a half hours will be saved in travelling from Lucknow to Kanpur.
With the construction of the Agra-Etawah bypass, the travel time from Agra to Etawah will be reduced by one hour. Construction of ROB at Kanpur's Jhakarkati bus station will give relief from traffic jams coming from Prayagraj, Delhi side.
With these projects, important pilgrimage sites like Prayagraj Chitrakoot and Shrangverpur Dham will be connected with the construction of Shri Ram Van Gaman Marg. There will be convenient for the movement of devotees and tourists in the Magh Kumbh Mahakumbh to be held in the Sangam area. These projects will also help in the development of the leather, glass and bangle industry in Kanpur and surrounding areas. The projects will facilitate investment and industrial development in Uttar Pradesh.
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