In yet another major announcement, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ambitious decision to build the Ganga Expressway.
The expressway will connect Prayagraj, which was earlier known as Allahabad, with the western part of the state.
It is also to be noted that Ganga Expressway will be world’s longest one, approximately 600 kilometre long.
For the project, over 6500 hectares of land will be allocated for the construction of the super highway.
The project is estimated to cost Rs. 36000 crores.
The Ganga Expressway will begin at Meerut in western UP and pass through Amroha, Bulandshahr, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Kannauj, Unnao, Raebareli, Pratapgarh and end at Prayagraj in the east.
Yogi Adityanath held a cabinet meeting outside the state capital today for only the second time in history.
Today’s meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held at Prayagraj, the venue of the Kumbh Mela.