Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district is the symbol of the state’s development and will strengthen its economy as he inaugurated the 341km road.
Targeting the opposition, PM Modi also said that the “earlier governments neglected the development of the eastern region” of the state. “The airstrip on the Purvanchal Expressway will give a message to those who neglected the country’s security,” PM Modi said.
As he started his address, PM Modi invoked Lord Hanuman who killed the demon Kalnemi. “I bow to the people of that land,” he said.
Following the inauguration, he is scheduled to witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2km airstrip constructed on the Purvanchal Expressway to enable landing and take-off of IAF fighter planes in case of emergency.
The Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai in the Lucknow district and ends at Haidaria village on National Highway number 31, 18 kilometres east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border.