UP govt releases Rs 100 cr to expedite Ganga expressway’s construction

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In an effort to improve the state’s road infrastructure, the Uttar Pradesh government is working assiduously to complete the construction of the Ganga Expressway before Maha Kumbh to be held in 2025, an official spokesman said here on Friday.

The spokesman said that the state government has issued directives to release an installment of

Rs 100 crore for the Ganga Expressway and Rs 40 crore for the Bundelkhand Expressway.

It may be noted that the Yogi government is speeding up the expressway schemes to improve connectivity and infrastructure in the state. UP is making rapid progress in the direction of expressway construction.

The spokesman said that at present seven expressways are operational in the state, whereas six

are under-construction.

“The most important of these are the Ganga Expressway and the Bundelkhand Expressway, which connect many prominent cities,” he said.

He said that a green signal has been given to provide Rs 100 crore as an annual grant installment

for the purpose of giving shape to the Ganga Expressway being constructed between Meerut and Prayagraj.

“The total estimated cost of the Ganga Expressway is Rs 36,230 crore, out of which Rs 4,775 crore has been released for the project so far, with UPEIDA releasing an amount of Rs 100 crore this year in this sequence.” he said.

A 594 kilometer long Ganga Expressway is being constructed in the state under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, with the plan to complete it in four phases as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 18, 2021 at Shahjahanpur. The construction of the expressway is expected to be completed by the year 2024.

The state government is continuously making efforts to speed up the development work in Bundelkhand. Under the previous governments, this region suffered from neglect; however, since

CM Yogi has taken office, this region’s development has been ensured along with that of other

parts of the state.

The Bundelkhand Expressway has been launched with the objective of facilitating connectivity, transportation and promoting industrial development in Bundelkhand. This expressway would

connect Chitrakoot from Agra to Prayagraj.

The state government has given approval to release an amount of Rs 40 crore as an annual grant installment for other development projects including passenger facilities here, and has also issued instructions to UPEIDA in this regard.

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