PURVANCHAL EXPRESSWAY   GS – 3 GOVERNMENT POLICIES & INTERVENTION, INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

CONTEXT

Prime Minister Modi recently inaugurated the 341-km Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. It is at present one of the biggest completed infrastructure projects initiated by the Uttar Pradesh government.

KEY FEATURES

  • Expressway starts at Chandsara village, a district in Lucknow, located near the existing Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731), and it ends at Haidaria village Gazipur on National Highway 31, UP-Bihar border, in Ghazipur district is only 18 km where this 6 lanes expressway finally ends.

  • The expressway has been billed as the “carrier of development” to the underdeveloped Purvanchal region with an estimated cost of Rs 22,496 crore.

  • The expressway will develop an industrial corridor providing connectivity from the eastern to western borders of UP thereby opening the gates of development. The two major ends of the industrial corridor will be the existing Agra-Lucknow and Agra-Noida Yamuna expressways providing  multi-modal transport services that would pass through the states as main arteries.

  • The expressway will go through major urban centres of Uttar Pradesh covering districts like Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.

  • It will be equipped with modern amenities like CNG stations, electric recharge stations for vehicles and will be eased with 18 flyovers, seven railway over bridges, seven long bridges, 104 minor bridges, 13 interchanges and 271 underpasses.

  • It will also be connected with the defence corridor through the Agra and Bundelkhand expressways which will boost Defence Infra in the country. 

ABOUT INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS

  • National Industrial Corridor programme envisaged developing various Industrial Corridor Projects

  • National Industrial Corridor Development Programme aimed at development of next generation industrial cities in India which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world and simultaneously can develop new industrial cities as “Smart Cities”

  • These corridors will open the gates to economic growth & social growth by creating employment opportunities

  • National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) is the executive agency.

PROJECTS DEVELOPED UNDER INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS

  • Modern international airports

  • Special economic zones/industrial areas

  • High-speed transportation links (rail and road)

  • Ports equipped with state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment

  • Knowledge parks 

  • Complementary infrastructure for eg  industrial townships/real estate

  • Other urban infrastructure 

  • Logistic parks/transhipment hubs

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