PM to launch Purvanchal Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the 341km-long Purvanchal Expressway, between Lucknow and Ghazipur, on November 16. This is one of the several projects in the state lined up to be inaugurated by the PM, who is expected to set the political temperatures of poll-bound UP soaring by making frequent visits to inaugurate or lay the foundation stone of mega projects in November and December.

While PM is likely to lay the foundation of the Noida International Airport, Noida Film City, and the Ganga Expressway between Meerut and Prayagraj, he is all set to inaugurate Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, fertilizer factory and AIIMS in Gorakhpur, the political backyard of CM Yogi Adityanath.

According to UP government, the PM is scheduled to dedicate the Purvanchal Expressway from Sultanpur on November 16. Constructed at an estimate cost of Rs 42,000 crore, the expressway is being touted as a catalyst to boost development in socio-economically impoverished east UP. The foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway was laid by Modi in Azamgarh in July 2018.

Likewise, the foundation stone of the 594km-long Ganga Expressway would be laid by PM Modi next month. He will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of Noida Airport and Film City to be built in Gautam Budh Nagar. Modi is also scheduled to visit Jhansi this month. Here, he will attend the 193rd birth anniversary celebrations of Rani Laxmi Bai.

Preparations are on for the PM’s rally in Jhansi Fort Complex. The PM will flag off many development projects, including a tap water scheme in Jhansi. Apart from this, the foundation stone of investment projects will be laid in the Jhansi node under the Defence Corridor. The PM will participate in the ‘bhoomi pujan’ ceremony of the factory being set up by Bharat Dynamics Ltd there. The PM is also expected to dedicate the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi next month. The project, started in March 2019, is proposed to come up at a cost of around Rs 400 crore.

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