Purvanchal's development and last two stages might swing the game for BJP

Purvanchal is progressing under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is a member of Parliament from Banaras.

Ankit Awasthi
Published on: 3 March 2022 11:22 AM GMT
Purvanchals development and last two stages might swing the game for BJP

The assembly elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh have taken an interesting turn at this point. Purvanchal will select who will hold the chair for the next Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and in what proportion. Purvanchal is a bastion of cultural nationalism in the Indian subcontinent. In addition to being the birthplace of Lord Ram, Ayodhya is also known as the home of Guru Gorakhnath. In a similar vein, Kushinagar is known as the Land of Lord Buddha, while Kashi is known as the City of Liberation and Knowledge, and Prayag is known as the Land of the Confluence of Holy Waters. This region is a source of politically flowing fertilizer, as well as a source of cultural consciousness.

There is a bastion of Hindutva in particular, as well as a cultural nationalist laboratory in which the color of cultural nationalism is particularly heavy. Purvanchal is progressing under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is a member of Parliament from Banaras. As a result, this election has taken on much greater significance. At the same time, the assertions of Akhilesh Yadav regarding the growth of Purvanchal during his period as Chief Minister continue to be a campaign issue today.

The locals are well aware of the situation. In such a case, it is necessary to determine who will emerge victorious from Purvanchal and who will take the throne of authority, because the road to success will begin here. Purvanchal is comprised of ten districts of the state, each of which has 61 legislative parts. Ballia will have seven seats up for election in the sixth phase on March 3, while 54 seats in Chandauli, Ghazipur, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, and Sonbhadra, including Banaras, will be up for election in the seventh phase on March 7.

During Yogi Adityanath's stint as chief minister, a significant amount of development work has been completed in Purvanchal. In order to pave the path for development by connecting the eastern area of the state with the rest of the country, the Purvanchal Expressway, which is approximately 341 kilometers long and six lanes wide, was built. For the expressway's entry and departure points, a total of 11 interchanges have been planned. At Sultanpur, an airstrip measuring 3.2 kilometers in length was built to accommodate fighter aircraft landings and takeoffs. The Gorakhpur Expressway, which will connect the Purvanchal Expressway with Gorakhpur, will be approximately 92 kilometers long. It is now engaged in its work. The Bundelkhand Expressway, which will be approximately 297 kilometers long and cost 14,000 crore rupees to construct, is now under construction. The Agra-Lucknow expressway would be used to connect the Bundelkhand region with Delhi. The construction of the 594-kilometer-long Ganga Expressway, which would connect Meerut and Prayagraj, has already commenced.

A loan in the amount of 5,100 crore rupees has been approved for the development of the Ganga Expressway, which will connect western Uttar Pradesh with eastern Uttar Pradesh. The acquisition of 93 percent of the land for the Ganga Expressway, which would connect Meerut and Prayagraj, was completed in December 2017. It would be the world's longest highway when completed in North India. Consequently, it will be possible to accomplish the 594-kilometer travel in six and a half hours. The current time required to travel this distance is at least 11–12 hours. The journey from Meerut to Lucknow will take no more than five hours.

Approximately 519 villages between Meerut and Prayagraj would be connected by the Ganga Expressway. The expressway will have six lanes in total. It is possible to go much further with it. A total of 51,000 crores will be spent on this project. The project is expected to be completed in 26 months. A 596-kilometer section of the expressway would be built in its first phase. It will connect the districts of Meerut, Jyotibha Phule Nagar, Hapur, Sambhal, Yadayun Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Unnao, Raebareli Pratapgarh, and Pratapgarh in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It has been decided that the maximum speed of vehicles using the Ganga Expressway would be restricted to 120 kilometers per hour. A total of 14 major and 126 smaller bridges would be erected along the Ganga Expressway, according to the proposal.

Eight road overbridges and 18 flyovers will also be erected as part of the project. The construction of a one-kilometer-long bridge across the River Ganga, which will be built along the course of the expressway, as well as a 720-meter-long bridge over the Ramganga river, is planned. On this highway, nine Jan Suvidha Complexes, two Main Toll Plazas, and twelve Ramp Toll Plazas will be built, in addition to the toll plazas. The highway is also expected to facilitate the expansion of a variety of enterprises.

Additionally, an industrial training institute, as well as a medical institute, will be established. In the budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022, the state government has allocated Rs 1107 crore towards the construction of the Purvanchal Expressway. The Bundelkhand Expressway project has received funding in the amount of Rs. 14.92 crore. The project to build the Gorakhpur Link Expressway has been allocated Rs.360 crore in the budget. Approximately Rs. 7200 crore was spent on land acquisition for the Ganga Expressway project.

In addition, work is being done to improve aviation service in the state. The construction of an international airport in Ayodhya has been budgeted at Rs 500 crore. It was purchased for the International Green Field Airport in Greater Noida, which covers an area of 1381 acres. It is still hard at work. The Kushinagar International Airport is ready for takeoff.

Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, and Agra were the only four airports in the country as of 2017. During the period of the current government, the airports of Prayagraj, Kanpur, Hindon, and Bareilly were all operational. In addition, 13 more airports and one airstrip are now under construction. There will be a completion date for these airports at Aligarh, Azamgarh, Shrawasti, Moradabad, Chitrakoot, and Mayurpur soon. In the next few years, the state will have a total of 21 airports that will be in operation. The Mayarda Purushottam Shriram Airport in Ayodhya has received a Rs 101 crore allocation from the state government in the budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022, according to the state government. The decision to extend the number of runways at Jewar Airport from two to six was made in December. All these development will help BJP and can be reflected in the voting.

Ankit Awasthi

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