The state government has selected Redicon India Pvt Ltd as a consultant to prepare a concept report for the eight-lane access-controlled Lucknow-Agra expressway greenfield project. Eight firms had participated in the bidding process on Thursday after which Redicon was selected.
The consultant has been given three months time to prepare a concept report for an eco-friendly expressway. The consultant would also be required to conduct a preliminary feasibility study about the economic,geographical,physical and social parameters.
The idea is to cut short the travel time between Lucknow and Agra from six hours to 3.30 hours,covering a distance of about 365 km. The aim is to ultimately reduce the travel time from Lucknow to Greater NOIDA from nine hours to just five hours, said Anil Kumar Gupta,Industrial Development Commissioner.