India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh (Download PDF)

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.

Highlights

  • Starts from Agra and passes through Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kannauj, Hardoi, Unnao, and Kanpur to reach Lucknow.
  • Passes four National Highways, 2 state highways, and bridges over 5 rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Sai, Isan, and Kalyani.
  • Expected to cut travel time between Agra and Lucknow to 3.5 hours, from the current 7 hours.
  • Six-lane Greenfield expressway having total length of 302-km. It has a design speed of up to 120 kms per hour.
  • It is expected to reduce the road travel time between Delhi and Lucknow to anywhere between 5 to 6 hours.
  • It also has State-of-the-art Advance Traffic management System for safe & secure transit and reducing road accidents and helping even at the time of fog.
  • The expressway has 2 km dedicated stretch built for fighter jets to land and take-off in times of “war-like emergencies”. The six-lane expressway also can be expanded to 8-lane
  • The entire Expressway lined with metal beam crash barrier on both sides and wire fencing for safe & secure transit.

Greenfield Projects

Considered to be a Greenfield project with no work constraints required from existing buildings or infrastructure. Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) purchased 3127 hectares of land peacefully at four times the circle rates (CR) in rural areas and twice the CR in urban parts.

Expressways in India

  • Highest class of roads in the Indian with six or eight-lane controlled-access at entrance and exit. India has 1,455 km of expressways projected to expand with an additional 18,637 km by 2022.
  • Maintained and operated by National Expressways Authority

Operational Expressways in India

Table contain shows Operational Expressways in India

Table contain shows Operational Expressways in India

Name

Distance

State(s)

Agra-Lucknow Expressway

302 km (187.7 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway

95 km (59.0 mi)

Gujarat

Allahabad Bypass Expressway

86 km (53.4 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

Ambala Chandigarh Expressway

35 km (21.7 mi)

Punjab, Haryana

Belghoria Expressway

8 km (5.0 mi)

West Bengal

Chennai Bypass

32 km (19.9 mi)

Tamil Nadu

Chennai Outer Ring Road

29 km (18.0 mi)

Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore Bypass

28 km (17.4 mi)

Tamil Nadu

Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway

27.7 km (17.2 mi)

National Capital Region

Delhi Faridabad Skyway

4.4 km (2.7 mi)

National Capital Region

Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway

58 km (36.0 mi)

National Capital Region

Delhi Noida Direct Flyway

9.2 km (5.7 mi)

Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Region

Durgapur Expressway

65 km (40.4 mi)

West Bengal

Mumbai Eastern Freeway

16.8 km (10.44 mi)

Maharashtra

Hosur Road Elevated Expressway

9.9 km (6.2 mi)

Karnataka

Himalayan Expressway

25.5 km (15.8 mi)

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh

Hyderabad Elevated Expressways

11.6 km (7.2 mi)

Telangana

Mumbai Pune Expressway

94.5 km (58.7 mi)

Maharashtra

Hyderabad ORR

158 km (98.2 mi)

Telangana

Jaipur Elevated Road

8 km (5.0 mi)

Rajasthan

Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway

90 km (55.9 mi)

Rajasthan

Kona Expressway

8 km (5.0 mi)

West Bengal

Noida-Greater Noida Expressway

24.5 km (15.2 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

Panipat Elevated Expressway

10 km (6.2 mi)

Haryana

Raipur-Bhilai-Durg Expressway

26 km (16.2 mi)

Chhattisgarh

Mumbai Western Freeway

29.3 km (18.2 mi)

Maharashtra

Yamuna Expressway

165 km (102.5 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

Under Construction Expressways

Table contain shows Under Construction Expressways

Table contain shows Under Construction Expressways

Name

Distance

State

Amaravathi Outer Ring road

220 km (136.7 mi)

Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati Anantapur Expressway

371.03 km (230.5 mi)

Andhra Pradesh

Biju Expressway

650 km (403.9 mi)

Odisha

Bamroli-Althan Expressway

12 km (7.5 mi)

Gujarat

Bangalore-Chennai Expressway

240 km (149.1 mi)

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor

111 km (69.0 mi)

Karnataka

Chennai Elevated Expressways

Tamil Nadu

Chennai ORR, Phase II

33.1 km (20.6 mi)

Tamil Nadu

Chennai Port-Maduravoyal Expressway

19 km (11.8 mi)

Tamil Nadu

Delhi Eastern Peripheral Expressway

135.6 km (84.3 mi)

Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Region

Delhi-Meerut Expressway

150 km (93.2 mi)

Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Region

Kadapa Feeder Expressway

104.05 km (64.7 mi)

Andhra Pradesh

Delhi Western Peripheral Expressway

135.6 km (84.3 mi)

National Capital Region

Kurnool Feeder Expressway

123.7 km (76.9 mi)

Andhra Pradesh

Ganga Expressway

1,047 km (650.6 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

766 km (476.0 mi)

Maharashtra

Mumbai-Nashik Expressway

150 km (93.2 mi)

Maharashtra

Mumbai-Vadodara Expressway

380 km (236.1 mi)

Maharashtra, Gujarat

Shimla-Chandigarh Expressway

120 km (74.6 mi)

Punjab, Himachal Pradesh

Sion-Panvel Expressway

25 km (15.5 mi)

Maharashtra

Udhampur-Jammu highway

64 km (39.8 mi)

Jammu and Kashmir

Upper Ganga Canal Expressway

150 km (93.2 mi)

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Purvanchal Expressway

343 km (213.13 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

Location of Agra Lucknow Expressway

Location of Agra Lucknow Expressway

Location of Agra Lucknow Expressway

- Published/Last Modified on: November 23, 2016

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