PM Modi is on a two-day tour of Uttar Pradesh. (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Rs 23,000-crore Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh on Saturday (July 14). After the event, PM Modi will travel to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi later in the evening where he is likely to address a public gathering and also meet BJP workers at DLW guest house.
On the second day of UP tour, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Mirzapur on Sunday (July 15) where he will dedicate the Bansagar Canal Project to the nation there and lay the foundation stone for the Mirzapur Medical College.
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09:32 am: The Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of important projects, cumulatively worth over Rs. 900 crore in Varanasi later in the day. Among the projects to be dedicated are the Varanasi City Gas Distribution Project, and the Varanasi-Ballia EMU train.
09:31 am: Once this Expressway is complete, Delhi will be connected via the Expressway, to several major towns and cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh, from Noida in the west, to Ghazipur in the east.
09:30 am: PM Modi will lay foundation stone of the 340 km long Poorvanchal Expressway at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh today. This road will connect several towns of eastern UP, including Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur – with the State Capital – Lucknow.
About Purvanchal Expressway
The six-lane expressway, which can be expanded to eight lanes, will provide a smooth ride between Lucknow and Ghazipur in eastern UP.
It will connect the state capital Lucknow with economically less developed districts like Azamgarh, Mau, Ghazipur, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar and Amethi.
The eastern districts will be further connected to Agra and the national capital by the Lucknow-Agra Expressway and Yamuna Expressway.
The UP Cabinet had recently approved a proposal to seek bank loans of about Rs 12,000 crore for Purvanchal Expressway. The total cost of the project is over Rs 23,300 crore.
The project is likely to be completed in 36 months.
(With inputs from agencies)