Addressing a large gathering at the Roza ground after the inauguration function, Prime Minister said that the Ganga expressway will open new avenues of development to the region and for Jawan and Kisan of Uttar Pradesh this will be an expressway of infinite opportunities.
PM said that new development projects going on or completed in UP are a bunch of boons to the state. The Ganga Expressway will open new doors of progress for Uttar Pradesh. It will not only bring the eastern and western parts of the state close but also reduce the travel time between Delhi and Bihar.
Prime Minister said that, High-speed connectivity is necessary for the development of any state and that is why Ganga Expressway will give power and mobility to UP. It will get help from the PM Gati Shakti master plan.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on the occasion that it will not only connect the cities but also the hearts of the people of the state. It will make the travel between Meerut and Prayagraj convenient. He said that the inspiration behind the Expressway is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide fast-paced connectivity across the country.
The 594 Km long six-lane Expressway will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore. Starting near the Bijauli village in Meerut, the Expressway will extend till near the Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj. It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, RaeBareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts. Upon completion of work, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state.
The journey from Meerut to Prayagraj which otherwise takes 13 to 14 hours can be covered in 6 to 7 hours after completion of the Ganga expressway.
A 3.5 Km long airstrip for assisting emergency take-off and landing of Air Force planes will also be constructed on the Expressway in Shahjahanpur. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the Expressway.
The Expressway will also give a fillip to multiple sectors including industrial development, trade, agriculture and tourism. It will provide a big boost to the socio-economic development of the region.