Yogi Adityanath to build Ganga Express Highway

Yogi Adityanath introduced creation of Ganga highway — connecting Meerut with Prayagraj — at Kumbh-2019. The assignment was pending since the last ultimate 15 years. After giving momentum to the development of 3 expressways — Purvanchal, Bundelkhand and Gorakhpur. Link amid the combat in opposition to Covid pandemic — the Uttar Pradesh authorities are prepared to release creation of the 594-km Ganga Expressway.


“We have determined to ask worldwide open bids for creation of the highway. The kingdom authorities are operating to begin the development of the highway withinside the modern-day economic yr. And to open it for public with the aid of using 2023,” stated UPEIDA, CEO, Awanish Kumar Awasthi.

Passage of Highway

The highway will begin from NH-235, close to Shankarpur village in Meerut and could give up at NH 330 close to Soraon in Prayagraj district. The authorities have sanctioned Rs 37,350 crore for the assignment of which Rs 9,500 crore could be spent on acquisition of land and Rs 24,091 on the development works.


The particular thing of Ganga Expressway is that it’ll hyperlink different expressways withinside the kingdom through Lucknow-Agra Expressway, Purvanchal Expressway and Ballia Link Expressway. Once completed, the entire community of expressways in Uttar Pradesh could be 1,900 km. And offer tempo to industrial, agriculture improvement and draw investments in numerous sectors, Awasthi stated.


The highway will bypass 12 districts — Meerut, Bulandshahar, Hapur, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjhanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj.


The leader minister has informed UPEIDA that layout of the highway must minimise avenue accidents. To take a look at avenue accidents, the highway could have a 15-metre extensive depressed median. And raised profile aspect traces could be supplied on each aspect on the primary carriageway. With the intention to alert avenue customers and decrease avenue accidents. Advanced site visitors control gadgets could be supplied all alongside the highway.


Layout of Highway

The layout velocity of the highway could be one hundred twenty kmph. While the visiting velocity could be one hundred kmph. To take a look at the motion of stray livestock and locals. A precast concrete boundary wall could be built alongside the highway. For public convenience, way-facet services will be supplied.


All cities, towns, highways and roads at the highway could be linked with the nineteen inter-changes.


Details of the land acquisition plan have additionally been finalised. Once it receives approval with the aid of using the kingdom cupboard and economic approval. The paintings at the assignment will commence.


“Along with combating the Covid-19 pandemic, the kingdom authorities are pushing the highway assignment fast. We were capable of handling the unfold of the coronavirus contamination. And hold the morale of employees engaged in improvement initiatives,” Awasthi stated.


A consortium of banks has been fashioned for creation of Purvanchal, Bundelkhand and Gorakhpur Link expressways. UPEIDA will complete all of the initiatives in scheduled time, he added.


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