The Uttar Pradesh government today pproved construction of an entry-restricted six-lane greenfield expressway between Agra and Lucknow.
The decision to construct 270-km expressway,estimated to cost Rs 10,400 crore,was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet,chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The project would be undertaken under public-private partnership model,officials said.
A green belt would be developed up to 10.25 metres on both sides of the expressway which would pass through Agra,Firozabad,Etawah,Mainpuri,Kannauj and Hardoi.
The Cabinet also approved a proposal to construct a sports college on 71.25 acres of land at Sefai,the hometown of Akhilesh,in Etawah district.
The sports college,which would impart education from the sixth standard up to intermediate,would have a hostel with capacity of 80 inmates,the officials said.
The college would have various sports facilities,including a cricket ground,they said.
In the first session,70 students would be given admission.