Lucknow, 03 April (HS) : The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday inaugurated a 2.2 Km Tedhi Pulia flyover in his parliamentary constituency, Lucknow. He also laid foundation stone of a new four lane flyover at Khurram Nagar. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and UP CM Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion.
Rajnath Singh, while speaking on the occasion said that the work for the Tedhi Pulia flyover was started in June 2019 and even during the CORONA pandemic it was completed within time frame.
He said that the flyover is built on a single pillar using modern technology. The Defence Minister during his speech thanked the Union Minister for Highways Nitin Gadkari for his active cooperation.
Nitin Gadkari on the occasion appreciated the working of Yogi government. He said that the distance between Lucknow and Kanpur would be covered within half an hour with a new highway by 2022.
CM Yogi in his speech said that the frequent traffic jams on the roads of state capital of Lucknow will now be a thing of past. He said that the flyover will solve a very big problem for the traffic of Lucknow here and make the movement of people simple and easy. “A new flyover is also being laid, by which they will be freed from the daily jams, ” he added.
The CM said that the state government has taken over the construction of a new greenfield corridor using both banks of the Gomti River. This will become the life line of Lucknow and will write new chapter of development of Lucknow. He said that on the request of the Defence Minister, the projects has been taken up by Nitin Gadkari, especially the Greenfield Expressway between Lucknow and Kanpur will change the commuting between two emerging metros of the state.
He said that under the guidance of the Prime Minister, unprecedented work has been done in the direction of road connectivity. The process of connecting every district headquarters with four lane, connecting every tehsil and block headquarters with two-lane is going on in the full steam.
CM Yogi said that the process of building five new expressways in the state is also going on a fast pace. Purvanchal Expressway is in the final stages of construction. While the about half of the work of Bundelkhand Expressway has been completed. The state government is pursuing the construction of Gorakhpur Link Expressway and Ballia Link Expressway on a war footing. The acquisition of land for a new expressway between Meerut to Prayagraj is also going on at a rapid pace.
He said that the consistent work in the MSME sector has written a new of development with ODOP scheme has opened new avenues of self-employment. “The work that the state government has done in the MSME sector with the inspiration of the Prime Minister has helped to increase our exports manifold and has contributed immensely in employment generation,” he said.