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UP govt to build world's largest 600 km Ganga Expressway for Rs 36,000 cr

The 600 km greenfield project was approved at the state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath at Prayagraj, where the world's largest congregation of faith Kumbh 2019 is underway

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrives to offer prayer at Akshayavat ahead of a cabinet meeting during Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad. Photo: PTI

Virendra Singh Rawat Virendra Singh Rawat
Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced to build the world’s largest access controlled Ganga Expressway estimated to cost Rs 36,000 crore to link Prayagraj (Allahabad) with Western UP.

The 600 km greenfield project was approved at the state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Yogi Adityanath at Prayagraj, where the world’s largest congregation of faith Kumbh 2019 is underway.

Talking to media after the cabinet meet, the CM informed the proposed Expressway would require acquisition of 6,556 hectares of land and connect Prayagraj with Meerut via Bulandshahar, Shahjahanpur, Badaun, Kannauj, Unnao and Pratagarh districts.

The Expressway would pass through districts

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 3:35 PM IST

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