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U.P. Govt. approves construction of Ganga Expressway

Published on January 30, 2019
The Government of Uttar Pradesh has approved the construction of the Ganga Expressway.
U.P. Govt. approves construction of Ganga Expressway
  • The government has said that it would be the longest expressway in the world.
  • The expressway will provide for better connectivity of Prayagraj (Allahabad) to the western state.

About the Ganga Expressway:

  • This 600km Ganga Expressway would be constructed at an approximate cost of Rs 36,000 crores over 6,556 hectares of land.
  • The expressway starting from Meerut will pass through Amroha, Bulandshahr, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh before reaching Prayagraj.

What are Expressways?

  • Expressways are the highest class of roads in the road network in India.
  • National Expressways Authority of India under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is responsible for the construction and maintenance of expressways. 
  • Expressways are controlled-access highways, the highest-grade type of highways with access ramps, lane dividers, etc. for high-speed traffic.

Question:

Q. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has approved the construction of which expressway which would be the longest expressway in the world?
a. Yamuna Expressway
b. Ganga Expressway
c. Mathura Expressway
d. Kashi Expressway

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