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Purvanchal Expressway inauguration highlights: ‘This is the expressway of UP’s development,’ says PM Modi

Purvanchal Expressway highlights, UP News: The expressway inauguration comes almost three years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid its foundation stone in Azamgarh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 16, 2021 6:40:35 pm
PM Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway. (Twitter/BJP UP)

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

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel received the Prime Minister as he arrived to Sultanpur in a C-130 Hercules plane.

The launch comes almost 3 years after the prime minister laid its foundation stone in Azamgarh in July 2018.

The infrastructure project, which is one of the biggest completed by the Yogi Adityanath government and cost an estimated Rs 22,496 crore, has been billed as the “carrier of development” to the underdeveloped Purvanchal region. As the UP Assembly elections draw closer, there has been a tug of war over the project. On Monday, SP president Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of trying to claim credit for the SP government’s work before the Assembly polls, and alleged that the Yogi Adityanath administration compromised on the quality of the expressway.

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Purvanchal Expressway, Uttar Pradesh Latest Updates: PM Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway; the six-lane highway establishes a direct link between the National Capital Region and eastern Uttar Pradesh till almost the Bihar border

16:06 (IST)16 Nov 2021
PM Modi opens Purvanchal Expressway: ‘Development has replaced mafia, poverty’

Inaugurating the Purvanchal Expressway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sounded the poll bugle for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, saying the previous government did “injustice” to the people by “working for only one family”, while the BJP “ushered in an era of unforeseen development”. He also said that there were areas in Uttar Pradesh previously “a hub of mafia and poverty” but the expressway is a testimony to the development the state has witnessed in the recent past. Read more

15:36 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Jaguar aircraft lands on Purvanchal Expressway

Jaguar aircraft lands on Purvanchal Expressway

15:34 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Medium transport aircraft lands on Purvanchal Expressway

Medium transport aircraft An-32 lands on the 3.2-km long airstrip of Purvanchal Expressway inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Karwal Kheri, Sultanpur.

14:47 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Govt before Yogi did injustice to UP: PM Modi

PM Modi says, “The government before Yogiji did injustice to people of UP. The manner in which they discriminated in development, the manner in which they did welfare of only their family - people of UP will permanently remove them from the path of the state's development.”

14:41 (IST)16 Nov 2021
UP's development will benefit farmers, traders: PM Modi

PM Modi hailed the development works in Uttar Pradesh, stating that it will benefit farmers and traders to move their produce faster.

14:29 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Purvanchal Expressway to add to Indian Air Force's power: 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 Modi said.

14:27 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Purvanchal Expressway is bridging this gap in UP today: PM Modi

"It was also a fact that a vast state like UP was earlier cut off from each other to a great extent. People used to go to different parts but were worried due to lack of connectivity with each other," PM Modi said.

"For previous chief ministers, development was limited to where they had their homes. However, Purvanchal Expressway is bridging this gap in UP today, connecting UP with each other," he added.

14:25 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Expressway will benefit Bihar, help development in UP: PM Modi

The Purvanchal Expressway will benefit the people of Bihar as it will make it easier to travel between Bihar and Delhi, PM Modi said.

The expressway will connect Lucknow to cities where development is yet to come. It will become a medium to bring lakhs and crores of development works, he added.

14:22 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Previous government in UP did not support me in its development: PM Modi

"Seeing the situation in UP 7-8 years ago, I used to wonder what some people are punishing UP for," PM Modi said.

"The poor should get pucca houses, the poor should have toilets, women should not have to go out to defecate in the open, everyone should have electricity in their homes, there were many such works which needed to be done here. But I am deeply pained that the then government in UP did not support me," he added.

14:18 (IST)16 Nov 2021
PM Modi hails Purvanchal Expressway as a symbol of development

"This is the expressway to the state’s development and will show the way to a new Uttar Pradesh," PM Modi said. "This expressway is a reflection of modern facilities in UP. This expressway is the expressway of the strong will power of UP. This expressway is a living proof of the accomplishment of resolutions in UP," he added.

14:15 (IST)16 Nov 2021
PM Modi calls for 'balanced development' of the country

For the all-round development of the country, the balanced development of the country is equally important. Some areas marching ahead in the race of development and some areas lagging decades behind isn't right for any country, says PM Modi

14:12 (IST)16 Nov 2021
PM Modi congratulates the UP govt on the Purvanchal Expressway

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, said 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 three-four years back," he added.

13:52 (IST)16 Nov 2021
In Pics | UP CM Yogi Adityanath welcomes PM Modi to the inauguration of Purvanchal Expressway

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed Prime Minister Modi to the inauguration event of the Purvanchal Expressway.

13:49 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Watch | PM Modi arrives in Sultanpur on C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft

The Prime Minister along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be inaugurating the six-lane Purvanchal Expressway shortly.

13:36 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Purvanchal Expressway will help UP become a $1 trillion economy

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hailed the Purvanchal Expressway as the backbone of UP's economy. "Undoubtedly, this expressway will prove helpful in fulfilling the resolve of making the state a $1 trillion economy under the guidance of the Prime Minister," CM Adityanath tweeted.

13:28 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Akhilesh Yadav says BJP taking credit for SP's work

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday alleged that the BJP government has taken credit for SP's work on the Purvanchal Expressway. "It is hoped that till now the people of Lucknow must have memorized the length of the 'Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway'," Yadav tweeted.

13:20 (IST)16 Nov 2021
PM Modi's aircraft lands in Sultanpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's C-130J Super Hercules has landed at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district.

13:06 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Akhilesh troubled by fact that 341-km Purvanchal Expressway ready without any corruption: BJP

Rejecting Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's allegation of poor quality of work on the Purvanchal Expressway, the Uttar Pradesh unit of the BJP on Tuesday said he is troubled by the fact that the 341-km road is ready without corruption of even Re 1.

In a tweet in Hindi, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said, "Akhilesh-ji is feeling troubled over the speed of the double engine government in UP. Akhilesh-ji is thinking how corruption of even one rupee has not been committed and the 341-km Purvanchal Expressway is ready. Had he been in power, he would have constructed a two-lane expressway, while the money meant for the rest of the four lanes would have filled his coffers." (PTI)

12:03 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Purvancha; Expressway: All you need to know

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, a statement released by the government said.

The expressway starts from Chandsarai village in the district of Lucknow located on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road and ends at Haidaria village on National Highway 31 in Ghazipur district. It is currently a six-lane wide highway and can be expanded to eight-lane in the future. Read more

11:29 (IST)16 Nov 2021
Uttar Pradesh govt spending public money to get crowds for PM's rallies: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the BJP government ahead of the UP polls, accusing the state government of spending public money to get crowds for rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, and asserted that everyone in the state has understood the BJP's politics of "jumlas" (rhetoric).

The Congress general secretary shared clippings of media reports on Twitter that claimed that public funds were being sought by officials to gather crowds for rallies. "During the lockdown, when lakhs of labourers were returning from Delhi to their villages in Uttar Pradesh on foot, the BJP government did not provide buses to them, Gandhi charged in a tweet in Hindi. But the government is spending crores of public's hard earned money to bring crowds to the rallies of the PM and Home Minister," she tweeted.

"Everyone has understood the BJP's politics of "jumlon ki dukaan, pheeke pakwaan (politics of rhetoric, low on substance)". Therefore, effort is being made to save face by investing crores," she said.

The 341-km Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district.

On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force will perform an airshow at the event that will be held along a 3.2-km stretch at Karwal Kheri that has been specially designed to enable fighter aircraft to land. There are 18 flyovers, seven railway over bridges, seven long bridges, 104 minor bridges, 13 interchanges and 271 underpasses on the highway that covers the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.

The infrastructure project cost an estimated Rs 22,496 crore.

The expressway starts from Chandsarai village in the district of Lucknow located on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road and ends at Haidaria village on National Highway 31 in Ghazipur district.

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