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Uttar Pradesh highway project skids off track

After the proposed Ganga Expressway Project (GEP), the Uttar Pradesh government has been forced to put brakes on another ambitious highways project, Upper Ganga Canal Expressway (UGCE), pending clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. The 150-km UGCE flanking Upper Ganga Canal is proposed from Sanauta Bridge (Greater Noida) to Purkazi (Muzaffarnagar) near the UP-Uttarakhand border. The Union environment ministry has asked Uttar Pradesh to resend the proposal for the project as a composite project rather than in five parts corresponding to the five districts along the ...