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UP Govt. plans to land fighter planes on Purvanchal Expressway

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Published on 20 Jan 2016 12:23 PM GMT

UP Govt. plans to land fighter planes on Purvanchal Expressway
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Lucknow: After the successful landing of fighter plane, Mirage, on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura last year, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to construct Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway in a way that fighter planes can land on it.

Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway will have take off and landing facilities for the fighter planes similar to Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Navneet Sehgal, Chairman and CEO of UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), said. The proposed expressway will be constructed across ten districts of the state with a total length of 348.10 kms.

Features of Purvanchal Expressway:

The Samajwadi Purvanchal expressway will pass through Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh, Mau, Ghazipur and Ballia.

The 348.10 kilometres long and 120 metres wide Samajwadi Expressway will be constructed after dividing it in 8 parts covering the distance of 40 to 45 kilometres each.

Service roads will also be made on Purvanchal Expressway.

The journey to Ballia from Lucknow will be reduced to 4.30 hours.

Acquisition of land for the construction of expressway will be done within 10 months.

Facilities to be provided for landing fighter planes

Both take off and landing facility will be provided to fighter planes.

Parking facilities will also be provided for fighter planes.

Foldable runway dividers will be made and they will also work as runway lights.

Mobile and electric towers will be banned across the runway.

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