PM Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway, says 'never thought that I'll land here on an aircraft'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 341-km long Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur.
Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 341-km long Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur.
"Those who have any doubt on capabilities of Uttar Pradesh, on capabilities of people of Uttar Pradesh should come to Sultanpur today to witness their capability. Such a modern expressway has now come up where it was just a piece of land 3-4 years back," Prime Minister Modi said.
"When I laid the foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway three years back, I had never thought that I will land here on an aircraft one day," he added.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi reached Karwal Kheri in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur district in a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
The 341 kilometre-long Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway number 31, 18 kilometres east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border.
The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is set to give a boost to the economic development of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.