Adani to build 80% of 594-km UP expressway

The Adani Group has bagged the contract to build India’s longest expressway project — the Rs 17,000-crore and 594-kmlong Meerut-Prayagraj Expressway — in UP.

The group will build 464 km from Budaun to Prayagraj that comprises 80% of this proposed expressway in three groups — 151.7 km from Budaun to Hardoi, 155.7 km from Hardoi to Unnao and 157 km from Unnao to Prayagraj. Adani Enterprises Ltd will construct three groups of access controlled 6-lane expressway, expandable to 8 lanes.

AEL has received the Letter of Award from UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority to implement these three major stretches in PPP mode on design, build, finance, operate and transfer basis with a concession period of 30 years. The Ganga Expressway connecting Meerut with Prayagraj will be India’s longest expressway to be implemented on DBFOT basis. “India is building at a record pace the road infrastructssure it needs for its development and we are delighted to play a role in building a network all across the nation.

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