एक्सप्रेस वे शुरू, लखनऊ-आगरा की दूरी घटी

agra-lucknow-expresswayलखनऊ-आगरा ग्रीन एक्सप्रेस वे पर शुक्रवार से वाहन दौड़ने लगे। कुछ काम शेष रह जाने से वाहनों की रफ्तार कम रही। इससे अब दोनों शहरों के बीच दूरी कम हो गई। सुबह ही ग्रीन एक्सप्रेस-वे को आम लोगों के वाहनों के लिए खोल दिया गया। पहले दिन दोनों छोरों पर औसतन हर घंटे 35 से 40 वाहन एक्सप्रेस वे पर दौड़ते दिखे। लखनऊ व आगरा के अलावा एक्सप्रेस-वे के करीब रहने वाले और कन्नौज, इटावा, फरुखाबाद की ओर जाने वालों के चेहरों पर अलग से खुशी नजर आई।

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s ambitious new Agra-Lucknow Expressway, which was inaugurated in November, will open for commuters on Friday. Akhilesh, who plans to contest the upcoming Assembly elections in the state on the plank of development, on Thursday also laid the foundation of Purvanchal Expressway project which will connect Lucknow to Ghazipur. With Assembly polls likely to be announced any time now, Akhilesh has been on a ribbon cutting spree since the start of the week and set a record of sorts.The 302-kilometre-long six-lane expressway, which is India’s longest, is expected to considerably reduce the travel time between Lucknow and Delhi which usually takes 12 to 14 hours. The dream project of Akhilesh was inaugurated in Bangarmau by his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on the eve of latter’s birthday at least a month ago.In a first for any road launch, six fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday made a touchdown barely skimming the road before taking off to mark the opening of the Agra-Lucknow Expressway which can be also used for war-like emergency situations.expressway-agra-lucknow