UP Cabinet at Kumbh Mela approves construction of Ganga Expressway

The chief minister, who presided over the meeting, told reporters that the Cabinet gave its approval for the construction of the 600 km expressway, which will be the longest expressway in the world.

Published: 29th January 2019 04:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2019 09:50 AM   |  A+A-

Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: In a first, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and almost all his senior ministers took a dip in the Sangam on Tuesday, before taking part in a Cabinet meeting at the “integrated control and command centre” set up at the Kumbh Mela venue itself.

The Kumbh cabinet meeting approved the construction of the ‘longest road in the world’— the 600km Ganga Expressway— to connect Allahabad, now rechristened Prayagraj, with western UP. 

The project which will cost the state `36,000 crore and need 6,556 hectares, will start from Meerut and pass through Amroha, Bulandshahr, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Unnao, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh before reaching Prayagraj, the CM said. 

The cabinet also gave necessary approvals for the Bundelkhand Expressway and the Purvanchal Expressway, which have already been announced. 

The 296-km Bundelkhand Expressway which will cost `8,864 crore will require 3,641 hectares of land. The 91-km Gorakhpur link of the Purvanchal Expressway will pass through Azamgarh and Ambedkarnagar.

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