Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. On the occasion, the PM said that the expressway will improve connectivity and boost economic development and tourism in Uttar Pradesh. It will connect the western and eastern regions of the state. It starts near the Bijauli village in Meerut. It will extend till near the Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj.
About the Ganga Expressway:
- Ganga Expressway is an approved 594 km long, 6-lane wide greenfield expressway, which can be expanded to eight lanes. It will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore. It is a project to be developed in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
- It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts.
- 35 Km long airstrip for emergency take-off and landing of Air Force planes will also be constructed on the Expressway in Shahjahanpur.