PM Narendra Modi said this after laying the foundation stone of the 594-km Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh will soon be identified as the most developed state with all the latest infrastructure being built by the double-engine government.
Addressing a gathering in the poll-bound state after laying the foundations for the Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur in the presence of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Modi said, “That day is not far when UP will be identified as the most modern state with next-generation infrastructure. The network of expressways in UP, the new airports being built, new rail routes being laid down are bringing several blessings to people”
“I congratulate everyone in Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Raebareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj. Over ₹36,000 crore will be spent on this 600-km expressway. The Ganga Expressway will bring new industries in this region. It will bring numerous jobs and several new opportunities for thousands of youth,” he said.
Listing out certain boons of the expressway, Modi said it will save people’s time, increase their convenience, lead to all-round prosperity and proper utilisation of the state’s resources.
“The modern infrastructure that is being built in UP today shows how the resources are being used properly. You have seen very well how the public money was used earlier,” he added.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the inspiration behind the expressway is the vision of the PM to provide fast-paced connectivity across the country.
The six-lane expressway, which is expandable to eight lanes, will have a 3.5-km air strip for assisting emergency take off and landing of Indian Air Force planes. An industrial corridor is also proposed to be built along the expressway.