Officials asked to expedite construction works of Purvanchal Express-way: UP CS

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Lucknow, June 03: Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey has just completed the ground inspection of the Purvanchal Express-way and has given the concerned officials stern directions to expedite the construction works and make it available for the people by August, 2020.

He told, “The Purvanchal Express-way is among one of the highly ambitious project of the State Government therefore no negligence will be tolerated at any level during the construction works of the Express Way”.

He further said that officials should insure appropriate action to acquire the remaining land by June 15. He also added that works related to power connection, installation of transformer and shifting should be completed by the end of this month.

It may be recalled that Dr. Pandey has issued these directives to the concerned departmental officials during on the ground inspections of the different phases of Purvanchal Express-way at Amethi, Sultanpur, Ghazipur and Azamgarh.

He said that total length of the express way is 340.824 k.m. out of which 10 percent of the physical work of Poorvanchal Express-way has been completed till now and 91.53 percent clearing and grubbing works has been done by 1st June. He also said that 96.06 percent land has been acquired from the farmers so far and rest of the remaining land would be acquired soon.

Chief Executive officer, UPEIDA (Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority), Awanish Kumar Awasthi has said that the construction works of the express way has been divided into 8 packages. The Express-way will start from Lucknow-Sultanpur way (Village Chandsarain) in Lucknow district and will end in Haidariya Village (NH 31) of district Ghazipur. The construction work of express way is being done on six lane width and all the structures will be of 8 lanes. Provision of underpasses, enter changes, pedestrian and toll plaza has been made along with advance traffic management system for the safety of the people.

Awasthi further said that present approved cost of this project is 23,349.37 crore. Tender of Rs. 11,216 crore has been received for the civil work of all eight packages of the Express-way, which is 5.24 percent less than the estimated cost of Rs. 11836.02 crore therefore the state have saved Rs. 619.92 crore.

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