Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway to be constructed with 3D AMG technology for Rs 4,200 crore

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.

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