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New expressway project will reduce travel time between Lucknow-Kanpur

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is sparing no effort to transform the two leading cities of the state, Lucknow and Kanpur, to up the state’s economic progress.

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To facilitate the economic growth and connectivity between the two key cities, the state administration has chalked out plans to initiate an expressway project that will accelerate all-around growth and development.

The 6-lane corridor will reportedly be built over a stretch of 63 km and join Lucknow Airport and the Azad Chauraha near Ganga Barrage. There are prospects of amplifying it to an 8-lane facility in the future. The project is scheduled to start in October and is expected to be completed in a period of 30 months.

This ambitious project has got green signal from both the union and state authorities, which will be built at an approximate cost of ₹4700 crores.

This expressway route would reduce the travel time between these two locations to 45 minutes, as per reports.

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According to reports, the Lucknow and Unnao administrations have already started to procure land for the project, which are expected to be materialised within 2 months. The authorities are also deliberating upon the need for a flyover, given the hampered connectivity at the NH 27 intersection.

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