New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on December 18 (Saturday), at around 1 p.m., a statement from the Prime Minister's Office read.
According to the Prime Minister's Office, the Expressway is inspired by the Prime Minister's ambition of providing fast-paced connections across the country. The 694-kilometer six-lane expressway will cost about Rs 36,200 crore to construct.
The Expressway will run from Bijauli village in Meerut to Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj, starting near Bijauli village in Meerut and ending near Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj. Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, and Prayagraj are among the cities it will travel through.
It will be Uttar Pradesh's longest expressway when it is completed, connecting the state's western and eastern areas. On the Expressway near Shahjahanpur, a 3.5-kilometer-long runway would be built to aid emergency takeoff and landing of Air Force planes. Along the Expressway, an industrial corridor is also being envisioned. The expressway will boost a range of industries, including industrial growth, trade, agriculture, tourism, and so on. It will have a significant impact on the region's socio-economic development.