Purvanchal Expressway: UP
Purvanchal Expressway: UP
Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.
- It starts from Chandsarai village, located near the existing Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731), in Lucknow district and it ends at Haidaria village on National Highway 31 in Ghazipur, 18 km from the UP-Bihar border, in Ghazipur district.
- The expressway will connect with the existing Agra-Lucknow and Agra-Noida Yamuna expressways to form an industrial corridor, providing connectivity from the eastern to western borders of UP.
- An industrial corridor is basically a corridor consisting of multi-modal transport services that would pass through the states as main arteries.
- The districts falling on this greenfield expressway are Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.
- Features of the Expressway:
- It will have CNG stations, electric recharge stations for vehicles and will be connected with the defence corridor through the Agra and Bundelkhand expressways.
- Expected Benefits:
- The eastern region of the state would not only be connected to Lucknow but also further to the National Capital through Agra-Lucknow and Yamuna Expressways.
- It is going to give a boost to the economic development of the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh.
- The expressway will provide better and quick access to bigger markets for agri commodities and other products manufactured in the region.
- UP’s New Network of Expressways:
- Besides Purvanchal, at least three more expressways, besides the proposed defence corridor and already operational Agra-Lucknow and Yamuna expressways, are in various stages of completion in UP.
- The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has been given the responsibility of completing these projects.
- UPEIDA has been set up under the UP Industrial Area Development Act.
- India is developing various Industrial Corridor Projects as part of the National Industrial Corridor programme.
- National Industrial Corridor Development Programme is India’s most ambitious infrastructure programme aiming to develop new industrial cities as “Smart Cities” and converging next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors.
- It is aimed at development of futuristic industrial cities in India which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world.
- The same will create employment opportunities and economic growth leading to overall socio-economic development.
- Implementing Agency:
- The development of these eleven industrial corridor projects will be implemented through the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).
- Industrial corridors constitute world-class infrastructure, such as:
- High-speed transportation network – rail and road
- Ports with state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment
- Modern airports
- Special economic regions/industrial areas
- Logistic parks/transhipment hubs
- Knowledge parks focused on catering to industrial needs
- Complementary infrastructure such as townships/real estate
- Other urban infrastructure along with enabling policy framework