Purvanchal e-way is an infrastructure project for eastern region of UP completed by the Yogi Adityanath government has been billed as the “carrier of development” to the underdeveloped Purvanchal region
By Kunwar Ashok S Rajput,
Lucknow: Purvanchal e-way read infrastructure project for eastern region of UP, which is one of the biggest completed by the Yogi Adityanath government and cost an estimated Rs 22,496 crore, has been billed as the “carrier of development” to the underdeveloped Purvanchal region.
The Purvanchal expressway will end about 18 km from the UP-Bihar border. The project was built at a cost of Rs 22,497 crores, said the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority. Purvanchal expressway starts from village Chaudsarai in Lucknow and ends at village Hydaria on National Highway 31, 18 km east of UP-Bihar border. It would pass through Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur districts.
The Purvanchal expressway will have seven major bridges, seven railway over bridges, 114 minor bridges, and 271 underpasses. The expressway is part of the government’s plans to develop emergency landing facilities for fighter planes across the country. Earlier, two expressways developed; in Mayawati regime;Yamuna Expressway connects Noida to Agra while the Akhilesh regime; the Lucknow-Agra Expressway goes up to the state capital Lucknow. Besides the Puvanchal Expressway, the government has been focusing on three more expressways 297-km Bundelkhand Expressway, from Chitrakoot to Etawah; Ganga Expressway, from Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Varanasi; and 91-km- Gorakhpur-Link Expressway.
As per UPEIDA officials, the six-lane expressway will be expandable up to eight lanes. Once it opened to the public, the travel time from Lucknow to Ghazipur reduced from 6 hours to 3.5 hours. This journey will be toll tax free for some days now. For eastern region, Purvanchal Expressway is the biggest project of the state, despite two waves of covid, it was prepared in 36 months and got delayed 8 months.
Industrial corridors will be built on both sides, which will have machinery, food processing, dairy-milk development and employment opportunities for locals there. Police vehicles and ambulances will be deployed for safety and medical emergencies. The Advanced Traffic Management System has been implemented here. Fencing has been done on both sides of the highway so that the accidents do not happen due to stray animals, UPEIDA official said.