"On July 15, he will be in Mirzapur, while on July 21 he will be addressing a kisan kalyan rally in Shahjahanpur," said Pandey.
"The Prime Minister is coming to UP with the message of development and farmers' welfare in the next few days. This is indeed a moment of happiness for us. In-charges for various programmes have been made and responsibilities given to them," he added
Originally a six-lane expressway, but expandable to 8-lane later, the Purvanchal Expressway is to link Lucknow with Ghazipur and scheduled to be completed within 36 months, though the state government is keen to have it completed within 24 to 26 months.
The total access controlled expressway with provisions of service roads and underpasses for vehicles, pedestrians and animals would be passing through eight districts of the state and would be linked to Varanasi through a separate link road.
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