LUCKNOW-AGRA EXPRESSWAY: THE LONGEST EXPRESSWAY
The highway is the result of growth and development of a country, no matter from where we have to travel from one part of the country to another, highways are always there to reduce the traveling time by providing comfort. From last few decades, India has seen a major development in the roads, damaged roads in urban as well as rural areas are now being converted into well-established roads. The major development can be seen in terms of highways of India as the government of India is planning to construct more highways or expressways to shorten the distance. Heartly, thanks to the Indian government for this amazing development. Before starting the discussion, let me first clear a confusion which may arise in your mind, are Highways and Expressways same? Well, there is a minor difference between both the terms, Highways are usually four-lane roads which connects cities and Expressways can be a part of highways and have usually 4-6 lanes equipped with facilities of the ramp and dividers. I hope you have got an idea, so in this blog, I am going to talk about current longest expressway of India which is Lucknow-Agra expressway.
Lucknow- Agra expressway is a major blessing for that who have been continuous travelers between the Lucknow and Agra. The expressway is 6 lane and is about 302 kilometers long and is mainly constructed with a motive to shorten the distance between two cities of Uttar Pradesh, i.e, Lucknow, and Agra which was earlier of 7 hours but now it is just 3:30 hours. The major cities like Shikhoabad, Firozabad, Manipuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur, Hardoi and Unnao are also connected to this route. Let’s understand the importance of Lucknow-Agra expressway in key points.
Key Points- Lucknow-Agra expressway will show its great contribution in reducing the air pollution.
You can reach Delhi from Lucknow within a time span of 5-5:30 hours, as after reaching Agra you have to take the route to the Yamuna Expressway.
Your vehicle will automatically have a higher mileage as you are driving on a smooth road.
To reduce the travel time and connect the major cities of the Uttar Pradesh.
To ensure the smooth transfer of agricultural and other commodities in the major cities.
To accelerate the development of towns like Manipuri for the purpose of business in future.
Lucknow- Agra expressway will create a modernized image of Uttar Pradesh in terms of roadways.
About the Lucknow-Agra expressway- Lucknow-Agra expressway is the longest greenfield project in India. (Greenfield project means the development of the land which was never been used before).
The expressway is fully surrounded by green plants, which acts as a plus point during your journey.
Lucknow-Agra expressway was constructed in a short duration of 22-24 months.
Earlier there was no tax collection on the expressway, but now it has been started from 19 January 2018.
The expressway was launched on 21st November 2016 by the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
You can comfortably drive your four-wheeler on the highway at an average speed of 100-120 km per hour.
You will find washrooms, restrooms, petrol pumps, police booths easily on the expressway.
You will cross 4 National highways, 2 state highways, and 5 rivers which are Ganga, Yamuna, Isan, Sai, and Kalyani.
The total amount of money invested in constructed of Lucknow- Agra expressway is Rs 13,200 crores.
On the day of inauguration, six fighter jets of Indian Air Force were landed on the expressway for the performance test.
I hope you all have got an idea about the importance of Lucknow-Agra expressway. Instead of opting a train route try to choose Lucknow-Agra expressway for a lifetime memorable experience.