The Ghaziabad-Kanpur Greenfield Corridor will run through nine districts – Ghaziabad, Hapur, Boulandshahr, Oligarch, Kasganj, Farruhabad, Kannaudj, Unnao and Kanpur.
The journey between Gaziabad and Kanpur may soon become easy. The center has approved a new expressway connecting the two industrial cities of Uttar Pradesh, which promises to halve travel time. The future economic corridor of Ghaziabad-Kanpur will have a length of about 380 km. This will reduce travel time between the two cities to three hours.
The Ghaziabad-Kanpur Greenfield Corridor will run through nine districts, which include Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bulanshahr, Oligarch, Kasganj, Farruhabad, Kannaudj, Unnao and Kanpur. Currently, passengers traveling on the Yamuna Expressway, which connects Kanpur and Ghaziabad, need about six hours, and those traveling on NH-9, it takes at least eight hours.
A senior NHAI official said: “In September 2019, Union Minister for Road Transport and Roads Nitin Gadkari announced an economic corridor connecting Ghaziabad with Kanpur. The idea was to reduce travel time between the two industrial cities. On Thursday last week, the ministry gave its approval to the corridor. It is likely to be completed by 2025. The length of this green corridor Ghaziabad-Kanpur will be 380 km.
According to the plan, the future new corridor will be a four-lane highway. It will be expanded to six lanes on culverts and underpasses. In the future, the land will be set aside to expand it to eight lanes.
The industrialist and former vice-president of the Gaziabad Industrial Federation, Maheshwari, said: “It will bring unprecedented economic benefits. The corridor will reduce the time and cost along the way. Which will have a huge impact on our profits. Ideally, this highway should have been built 30 years ago. “
The new economic corridor of Ghaziabad-Kanpur will complement the impressive list of highways and expressways of Uttar Pradesh that connect several parts of the state. In addition to the Yamuna Expressway, the state boasts high-speed expressways such as the Delhi-Mirut Expressway, the Taj Expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow, the Purvanchal Expressway and several other futures.
Date of first publication: 08 May 2022, 08:19 IST