Network Planning Group (NPG) formed under the institutional framework of ‘PM GatiShakti’ has recommended three road connectivity projects to improve logistics. The first one is construction of 4-lane highway from Gazipur-Ballia-UP/Bihar state border. It will ensure shortest connectivity from south Bihar to Delhi and will reduce travel time between Lucknow–Patna by 3.5 km/hr.
The second project involves improvement and up-gradation of existing Palia–Shahjahanpur–Hardoi–Lucknow Road from 2-Lane to 4–lane in Uttar Pradesh. It is a part of strategic border roads of Indo–Nepal border road project (INBRP) of Ministry of Home Affairs providing connectivity to Indo–Nepal border and facilitating SSB mobility.
The third project entails Moradabad and Kashipur bypasses in UP and Uttarakhand, including a 4-lane brownfield bypass project for decongestion, and to reduce travel time. The project, once completed, will provide interstate connectivity between UP-Uttarakhand bypass connecting major economic centers of the region.
These projects are important for the improvement and upgradation of the roadways with a view of multimodality, easier commute, and land acquisition.