The construction of 63km Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway has been expedited with the Union government making a provision of ₹1,935 crore for the project in its annual Budget for 2022-23. Union minister for road transport highways & shipping, Nitin Gadkari, has also approved the same.
The expressway, to be constructed by the National Highways Authority of India, will reduce the travel time between the two cities from two hours at present to 50 minutes.
The 13-km section of the six-lane expressway from Amausi airport to Bani near Unnao will be an elevated road. The linkway will be joined by six flyovers, a railway over bridge, 38 underpasses, and three main bridges while passing through 11 villages of Lucknow and 30 of Unnao. The construction work is expected to start in April.
NHAI project manager NN Giri informed that the tenders for hiring contractors have begun and around 70% of the land acquisition work has been done. The project is expected to complete in two years' time.