Kanpur, India (Urban Transport News): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on January 5, 2021 has inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 821 km of National Highways worth Rs 26,778 crore in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in presence of Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dinesh Sharma and MPs and MLAs of the state.
Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones in Kanpur for 8 National Highway projects worth Rs 14,199 Crore, in Lucknow for 16 National Highway projects worth Rs 7,409 Crore and in Shringverpur Dham, Prayagraj for 4 National Highway projects worth Rs 5,169 Crore.
With the construction of Lucknow Ring Road travelling will become convenient and with construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Greenfield Expressway, reaching Lucknow airport from Kanpur will take less time. It will also be connected to Lucknow-Agra Expressway, which will reduce the distance to Delhi. With the construction of this expressway, one and a half hours will be saved in traveling from Lucknow to Kanpur.
With the construction of Agra-Etawah bypass, the travel time from Agra to Etawah will be reduced by one hour. Construction of ROB at Kanpur's Jhakarkati bus station will give relief from traffic jams coming from Prayagraj, Delhi side.
With these projects important pilgrimage sites like Prayagraj Chitrakoot and Shrangverpur Dham will be connected with the construction of Ram Van Gaman Marg. There will be convenience in the movement of devotees and tourists in the Magh Kumbh Mahakumbh to be held in the Sangam area. These projects will also help in development of leather, glass and bangle industry in Kanpur and surrounding areas. The projects will facilitate investment and industrial development in Uttar Pradesh.