Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur. The 594-km long six-lane expressway will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

“Today is the historic day when work is going to start on longest expressway,” PM Modi said as he remembered and offered tributes to martyrs and freedom fighters of Shahjahanpur. The inspiration behind the expressway is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide fast paced connectivity across the country, the PMO said.

Starting near the Bijauli village in Meerut, the expressway will extend till near the Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj. It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, RaeBareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj. Upon completion, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, connecting the western and eastern regions of the state, the PMO said.

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