UP to get Highways Projects Worth Over Rs one Lakh Crore

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for National Highways projects worth Rs 1,10,154 crore in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow. He will also inaugurate/lay foundation stone for several works under Namami Gange programme worth over Rs 1969.57 crore there tomorrow. The Minister will be accompanied by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The National Highways to be inaugurated include four-laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur section on NH-56, four-laning of Kursi Road–Ayodhya Road section of Lucknow ring road, four-laning of Ghaghra Bridge to Budhanpur section on NH-233, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Sonoli-Gorakhpur section on NH-29E, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Barabanki-Jarwal Road Junction on NH-28C, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Rudauli-Basti section on NH-233, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of 55 kms section on NH-730A, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Pilibhit-Puranpur section on NH-730, widening to two-lane with paved shoulders of Puranpur-Khutar section on NH-730, and reconstruction and upgradation of Sisiya-Nanpara section on NH-730.

Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone for construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway. Other projects include construction of flyover at IIM crossing, construction of Ghazipur-Phephna-Majhighat road on NH-31A, construction of flyovers, bypasses, FOBs, underpasses for road safety on different highways, construction of four lane Mathura-Hathras-Badaun road on NH-530B, construction of four lane Aligarh-Kanpur road in five packages on NH-91, construction of four lane Unnao-Lalganj road on NH-232A, and widening to six lanes of Chakeri (Kanpur)-Prayagraj road on NH-2. He will also lay the foundation stone for construction of Amethi Bypass and widening and construction of important sections of highways in the State. Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for various projects will be initiated on the occasion.  

The Minister will also inaugurate several projects under Namami Gange programme, including laying of sewerage network of 214.88 km in Prayagraj at a cost of Rs 260.86 crore, laying of sewerage network of 69 km including 2 STPs of 9MLD capacity in Garh Mukteshwar at a cost of Rs 46.51 crore, laying of sewerage network of 98.5 km and 13 MLD STP works in Kannauj at a cost of Rs 80.66 crore, and laying of sewerage network of 21.03 km and 4MLD STP in Bulandshahr at a cost of Rs 48.45 crore. In all these projects, sewerage will be collected from households and will be lifted to STPs directly.

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