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PM to lay foundation stone for Purvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh 0n July 14

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Modi will lay the foundation stone of ambitious 354-km, 8-lane Purvanchal Expressway, linking to Ghazipur, on July 14 in

This was revealed by UP today in a statement, spelling out the itinerary of the Prime Minister's upcoming programmes in the state.

"On July 14, Modi will be in to lay the foundation stone of the and address a public meeting.

"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 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 is to link with and scheduled to be completed within 36 months, though the is keen to have it completed within 24 to 26 months.

The 354 km- expressway is set to reduce the between to to 4.30 to 5 hours.

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 through a separate link road.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 22:10 IST