Purvanchal Expressway Inauguration UPDATES: PM Modi arrives in C-130J Super Hercules aircraft


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday landed on Purvanchal Expressway in a C-130 Hercules plane on the airstrip constructed on the National Highway. He arrived here will inaugurate the 341 km long Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur district’s Karwal Kheri.

Following the inauguration, an airshow by the Indian Air Force will be performed on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district to enable landing and take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency.

As per the reports, a Mirage 2000 will first land on the airstrip for Turn Round Servicing (TRS) which is a standard process where the aircraft lands and a team attends the aircraft to make it ready for the next mission.

A flypast would be carried out by five fighter jets which include one Mirage 2000, two Sukhoi 30 MKIs, and two Jaguars. The show will conclude with three Kiran Mk II aircraft escorted by two Su-30 MKIs streaming the Tricolour in the air.

The Purvanchal Expressway is 341 Km long. It starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway No. 31, 18 km east of UP-Bihar border.

The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is going to give a boost to the economic development of eastern part of Uttar Pradesh especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.