Centre approved 3,691 crore highway project in Uttar Pradesh

Vastavam web: The Center today approved a Rs 3,691 crore highway project in Uttar Pradesh that is part of the Golden Quadrilateral between Delhi and Kolkata.

“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of six laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of National Highway (NH) – 2 in Uttar Pradesh,” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.This work will be done under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase V on Hybrid Annuity Mode,” the statement said.

The project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh and in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Chakeri and Allahabad.The project will have direct influence on the South- Western part of Uttar Pradesh. Important towns and urban settlements enroute are Kanpur Nagar, Ruma, Chaudagra, Malwa, Fatehpur and Kaushambi. Kanpur is one of the oldest industrial townships of North India. It is also included in the ‘Counter-Magnets’ of National Capital Region. Allahabad is a famous pilgrimage centre, with ancient historical monuments and buildings as well as many educational institutions.It added the project would also increase employment potential for local labourers.