PM inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway
Also witnessed Airshow on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district
New Delhi, Nov 16, 2021: Prime Minister Narenda Modi inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway here today. He also witnessed the Airshow on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said while laying the foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway three years ago, he did not imagine that one day he would land on the same expressway. He said “this expressway will lead to a better future at a faster pace, this expressway is for UP’s development, this expressway is for the building a new Uttar Pradesh, this expressway is a reflection of modern facilities in UP, this expressway is a proof of accomplishment of resolutions in UP and this is the pride and wonder of UP.”
The Prime Minister remarked that balanced development of the country is equally necessary for the overall development of the country. Some areas march ahead in development and some areas are left behind by decades. He said that this inequality is not good for any country. He said that the eastern part of India and North Eastern states, despite having so much potential for development, did not get much benefit from the development taking place in the country. The Prime Minister said the way the earlier governments ran for a long time, they did not pay attention to the overall development of UP. He expressed happiness that in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, today a new chapter of development is about to be written.
Modi lauded the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath, his team and the people of UP on the completion of Purvanchal Expressway. He also thanked the farmers whose land was acquired for this project. He lauded the workers and the engineers who were involved in the project.
The Prime Minister remarked that security of the country is equally important as the prosperity of the country. He said that keeping that in mind, emergency landing provision for fighter jets is made while constructing the Purvanchal Expressway. He said that the roar of these planes will be for those who ignored the defense infrastructure in the country for decades.
He said that the Defense Corridor being built in UP is also going to bring new employment opportunities here and added these infrastructure works in UP will give new heights to the economy in the future.