Three planes landed on the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh today as part of a test run ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration on Tuesday. On the road, a Mirage 2000, an AN-32 turboprop, and a Sukhoi-30 were all spotted landing.
According to a press release, the 340.8-kilometer six-lane highway connects Lucknow with eastern Uttar Pradesh, passing through Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Ghazipu districts.
It asserted that as an access-controlled expressway, it would deliver benefits such as fuel savings, time savings, pollution management, and accident reduction. According to the press release, the expressway will have 22 flyovers, seven railway over-bridges, seven major and 114 minor bridges, six toll plazas, and 45 vehicular underpasses.