Purvanchal Expressway Inauguration Highlights: PM Modi inaugurates UP highway, targets Oppn over ‘mafiawaad’

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Updated: November 16, 2021 3:35:55 pm

After the inauguration, PM Modi will witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 kilometre airstrip constructed on the expressway.

After the inauguration, PM Modi will witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 kilometre airstrip constructed on the expressway.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the ambitious Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district. While inaugurating the highway, PM Modi said that “this is the expressway to the state’s development and will show the way to a new Uttar Pradesh.”

After the inauguration, PM Modi will witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 kilometre airstrip constructed on the expressway. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address a public meeting at a nearby place.

The Purvanchal Expressway is over 340 km long. It starts from Chandsarai village in Lucknow and ends at Haidaria village located on National Highway 31 in Ghazipur (18 km from UP-Bihar border). It is a six-lane expressway that can be expanded to eight lanes in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is going to give a boost to the economic development of eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh, especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur, the statement said.

 

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    PM's attack on Oppn
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    Purvanchal Expressway one more power for IAF: PM Modi

    Country's security is as important as its prosperity. In a short while from now, we will see that how Purvanchal Expressway has now become one more power for the Indian Air Force in cases of emergency. Our fighter plane will land on the expressway shortly: PM Narendra Modi

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    'Roar of these aircrafts...': PM's veiled attack on Opposition

    The roar of these aircraft will also be for the people who ignored the defence infrastructure of the nation for decades: PM Modi

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    PM Modi hits out at Oppn, says 'region writing a new chapter of development'

    The politics done in UP, manner in which govts were run for a long time - they didn't pay attention to UP's all-round & holistic development. One region of UP & its people were given away to mafia & poverty. I'm happy that today this region is writing a new chapter of development: PM

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    Never thought I'll land here on aircraft one day: PM Modi

    When I laid the foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway 3 years back, I had never thought that I will land here on an aircraft one day: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur

    14:13 (IST)16 Nov 2021
    'Those who doubt capabilities of UP': PM Modi

    Those who have any doubt on capabilities of UP, on capabilities of people of UP 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: PM inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur
     

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    PM Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway
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    PM Modi arrives on the stage at the inauguration event
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    PM Modi lands at Karwal Kheri
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    PM Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway shortly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district in Uttar Pradesh at around 1:30 pm.

    10:17 (IST)16 Nov 2021
    Industrial hubs to be developed along Purvanchal Expressway

    The government has developed land banks along the expressway and the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority has been authorised to develop industrial hubs along the highway.

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    Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI aircraft in IAF's airshow today

    The inauguration event will also see Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI aircraft make multiple takeoffs and landings at the emergency airstrip.

    09:05 (IST)16 Nov 2021
    Akhilesh Yadav to inaugurate expressway symbolically

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said he would inaugurate the expressway which he claimed was ‘Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway,’ symbolically by offering flowers.

    Significantly, the Ghazipur district administration has denied permission for Akhilesh Yadav’s Vijay Rath Yatra which he wanted to take out in Ghazipur on Tuesday. However, Akhilesh claimed that he would go ahead with his yatra as per the schedule.

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    Purvanchal Expressway to be backbone of Eastern UP economy

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently said the Purvanchal Expressway will be the backbone of the economy of the state's eastern region. He said its foundation was laid in 2018 and was completed in barely 19 months despite the Covid pandemic.

    08:18 (IST)16 Nov 2021
    PM Modi to land in a C-130 Hercules plabe

    Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are expected to land at the airstrip in a C-130 Hercules plane for inauguration.

    The area around the programme venue in Sultanpur has been decorated in saffron colour while the airstrip and the divider has also been festooned. Heavy security arrangements have been made for the event. According to the district administration, the fighter aircraft will perform touch-and-go operation on the expressway. Sukhoi, Mirage, Rafale, and AN-32 aircraft will be participating in the air show, it said. Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be landing at the airstrip in a C-130 Hercules plane for inauguration on Tuesday. In July 2018, Modi laid the foundation of the Purvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh.
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