Lens view: Uttar Pradesh gets a brand-new sophisticated expressway

The inaugural celebration included an airshow at the 2-mile-long airstrip constructed on the expressway in Sultanpur, UP.

Lens view: Uttar Pradesh gets a brand-new sophisticated expressway
Villagers watching the touch down by Air foce planes on 2-mile-long airstrip of ,Purvanchal Expressway at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Photograph: UP Information

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. The PM was welcomed by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath upon arrival.

 Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the villagers whose lands have been taken away to construct this Purvanchal Expressway, at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Photograph: UP Information

During his address, Modi mentioned the importance of balanced and equal development practices throughout the country. “The eastern part of India and North Eastern states, despite having so much potential for development, did not get much benefit from the development taking place in the country,” the Prime Minister said.

Fighter Aircraft Touching down at the 2-mile-long airstrip of ,Purvanchal Expressway at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Photograph: UP Information