Unnao, Nov 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will inaugrate a six lane Agra-Lucknow Greenfield expressway in Unnao today.
The 302 kms expressway was completed in a record 23 months time. Starting from Agra the expressway will pass through Ferozabad, Mainpuri, Etawa, Auraiya, Kannauj, Hardoi, Kanpur and Unnao, before reaching Lucknow.
It is being said that this distance could be covered in around 3.5 hours, thereby saving Delhi-Lucknow travel time by up to 5-6 hours.
According to reports, some IAF fighter planes are supposed to land and then take off from this 6-lane highway today.
The key feature of the project is that the 3,500 hectares of land, which was spread over 232 villages, was aquired for this was done with the consent of farmers.
The government has also given an assurance that 3 lakh trees displaced during the project would be re-planted.
Ironically, chief secretary Navneet Sehgal responsible for the swift completion of the project met with an accident on November 18 and is undergoing treatment at Gurgaon's Medanta Hospital.