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Purvanchal Expressway: UP

Purvanchal Expressway: UP

Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.

Key Points

  • About:
    • 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.

Industrial Corridor

  • About:
    • 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.
  • Aim:
    • 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

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