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UP asks developers to absorb migrant workers in expressway projects

Currently, three expressway projects of Rs 42,500 crore are underway

Migrants from Basti district (Uttar Pradesh) stand in queues to board buses for Panvel Railway Station at Kharghar, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Navi Mumbai. Photo: PTI
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Migrants from Basti district (Uttar Pradesh) stand in queues to board buses for Panvel Railway Station at Kharghar, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Navi Mumbai. Photo: PTI

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The Uttar Pradesh government today directed the private developers of the flagship Purvanchal Expressway, estimated to cost Rs 23,000 crore, to provide employment to lockdown-hit migrant workers returning from other states.

The construction of the 340-km Expressway is on in full swing after the suspension of civil works for a few weeks due to the lockdown.

Eight different packages of the infra projects are being developed by five private companies, namely, Gayatri Projects, PNC Infratech, GR Infra Project, Apco Infratech and Oriental Structural Engineering.

Chairing a review meeting in Lucknow, nodal agency UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) chief executive officer (CEO) Awanish

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 6:16 PM IST

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