Uttar Pradesh Cabinet gave its nod to the construction of the Rs 36,230-crore, 594-km Ganga Expressway, arguably the longest road link in the country. Under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s chairmanship, the state Cabinet gave its nod to the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ) of four packages of the project which will pave the way for the construction of the six-lane expressway. The Ganga Expressway project was initially launched in 2007 by then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (2007-2012) Mayawati. The project aims to construct a 1,047 km access-controlled 8-lane wide expressway running along the Ganga River. This expressway will connect Greater Noida to Ballia, ensuring high-speed connectivity between the Eastern and Western boundaries of Uttar Pradesh.
Ganga Expressway is an approved 594 km long, 6-lane wide (expandable to 8) greenfield expressway in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Phase-1 will connect Bijauli village on NH-334 in Meerut district with Judapur Dandu village on NH-19 in Prayagraj District. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet met at Prayagraj, the venue of the Kumbh Mela and cleared the decks to construct the Ganga Expressway between Meerut and Prayagraj on 29 January 2019. The 594 km long Ganga Expressway will connect Bijauli village near Kharkhauda on NH-334 in Meerut District with Judapur Dandu village near Soraon on NH-19 in Prayagraj District. It will pass through 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh namely (from west to east), Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Raebareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj.
The UP CM directed all relevant departments, including UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), to work in ‘mission mode to execute the project between Meerut and Prayagraj covering the districts of Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj along the river Ganga.