Lucknow: Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway worth Rs 4,200 crore on Wednesday (January 5). Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Thursday that the government has approved Rs 1,935 crore for the construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway.
The 63 km long Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway will be constructed with 3D Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) module for highway construction.
3D AMG technology will almost double the speed of construction.
3D AMG technology will also enable officers and contractors to receive live updates of progress on their phones or computers.
This project will help in implementing 3D AMG system in the highway sector.
The expressway will be the first to use 3D AMG technology.
The expressway starts from Amausi airport and will connect to the proposed ring road at Kanpur via Unnao.
About 13 km long section of the expressway will be elevated.
In the first phase, a 13-km elevated section will be constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the rest will be constructed by the UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority.
The deadline to complete the project is 2023.
The six-lane expressway will reduce the travel time between the two cities from two hours to 55 minutes.
The Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway will also boost commercial activities in the area.