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Agra-Lucknow expressway gets Cabinet’s nod

The Uttar Pradesh government today pproved construction of an entry-restricted six-lane greenfield expressway between Agra and Lucknow.

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.

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The college would have various sports facilities,including a cricket ground,they said.

In the first session,70 students would be given admission.