India longest Agra-Lucknow Expressway opens with landing of IAF jets

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The Agra-Lucknow Expressway is expected to reduce the travel time between Lucknow and Delhi by almost half to 5-6 hours. Agra-Lucknow Expressway was thrown open to public today with fighter jets of the Indian Air Force touching down on it after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated what is now India's longest expressway.


Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and now Rajya Sabha MP Mayawati, however, alleged that the ruling Samajwadi Party threw an under-prepared expressway open to general public.

BSP chief Mayawati said, "As the chief minister of UP, I began the construction of Agra-Lucknow Expressway. At the time of the last assembly elections, I was advised to inaugurate it and throw it open for public use. But, I rejected the suggestion as it would have put people's life at risk."


"The Agra-Lucknow Expressway is still not complete but the incumbent CM is inaugurating it with the hope of reaping electoral benefits," Mayawati said.


Along with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the 6-lane Greenfield Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Bangarmau in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.


Issuing a statement earlier, the state government said, "302-km six-lane Expressway expandable to 8-lane would start from Agra to reach Lucknow via Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Oraia, Kannauj, Hardoi,Kanpur Nagar and Unnao."


The Agra-Lucknow Expressway is expected to reduce the travel time between two cities to three and half hours. It will further reduce the journey time between Lucknow and Delhi by almost half to 5-6 hours.




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