Lucknow: With a view to complete the ambitious Agra-Lucknow eco-friendly expressway in time, Uttar Pradesh government on Monday reviewed the project's draft concept report and finalised the alignment, official sources said.
The State Public Private Partnership Monitoring Committee (PPPMC), headed by Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) Anil K Gupta, reviewed the draft concept report submitted by consultant M/s Redicon India Pvt Ltd and finalised the alignment for the expressway.
To be built on 'minimum distance formula' through PPP mode, the finalised alignment proposes around 270 kms long six-lane (extendable to eight lanes) expressway starting from proposed Agra ring road close to Yamuna expressway.
The finalised alignment has been derived on the criteria of maximum utilisation of barren/waste and low cost land in the influence area, they said. It will pass through Fatehabad, Shikohabad, Saifai, NH-92 near Etawah, NH-91 near Kannauj, NH-25A near Malihabad and will culminate at inner ring road at Lucknow.
According to the draft concept report, there would be five toll-plazas, eight interchanges with 7.5 metres service lane along the expressway and 80 under passes. The report has fixed a project execution time of three years for the project, the sources said, adding that PPPMC also asked the consultant to incorporate design parameters for a speed of 120 Km/hour on the proposed expressway.
To make it economically inclusive, small agro-markets would be developed to benefit farmers, schooling facilities for their wards and medical-care facilities will be also taken care of.
The expressway will cut short travel time between Agra and Lucknow to three hours from the present seven hours. It will be linked to already functional Yamuna Expressway between Greater Noida and Agra.


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