Gorakhpur Link Expressway to be opened for traffic by the month-end

The Yogi Adityanath government, committed to enhancing road connectivity in Uttar Pradesh, will fully open the Gorakhpur Link Expressway to traffic by the end of this month, according to a media release of the UP government.
More than 97 per cent of construction of the expressway has been completed as of the first week of June. Once operational, this expressway will provide a swift and seamless traffic corridor, linking the Gorakhpur region to Lucknow, Agra and Delhi via the Purvanchal Expressway.
The Gorakhpur Link Expressway, a key project under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s administration, will stretch from Gorakhpur Bypass NH-27 near Jaitpur village to Salarpur in Azamgarh district, connecting to the Purvanchal Expressway. With a total length of 91.352 km and a cost of Rs 5876.67 crore (including land acquisition expenses), this expressway will directly benefit districts like Gorakhpur, Ambedkarnagar, Sant Kabir Nagar and Azamgarh, adds the statement.
The expressway promises enhanced connectivity, ensuring quicker travel and a more efficient transport experience. Moreover, it aims to foster closer community ties within the region.
According to the latest updates on the UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority’s official website, 97 per cent of the construction work of the Gorakhpur Link Expressway is complete as of June 10.
Clearing and grubbing work on the main carriageway and all soil-related tasks have been fully completed. Of the planned 341 structures along the expressway, 337 have already been constructed, with rapid progress going on for the remainder of the expressway, reveals the media release.

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