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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on November 16, 2021, and inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur District at around 1:30 pm.

After the inauguration, the Prime Minister will also witness an Airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur District to enable landing/take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency, according to a PIB release.

The Purvanchal Expressway is 341 km long. It starts from village Chaudsarai, District Lucknow, located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway No. 31, 18 km east of UP-Bihar border. The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future. Constructed at a cost of about Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is going to give a boost to the economic development of eastern part of Uttar Pradesh especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Ghazipur.