Lucknow : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 341-kilometre Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district, is one of the biggest completed infrastructure projects by the Uttar Pradesh government.
Prime Minister Modi landed at the airstrip in a C-130 Hercules plane for the inauguration today. The launch comes almost 3 years after the prime minister laid its foundation stone in Azamgarh in July 2018.
Modi in the inaugural event stated, “This expressway is UP’s road to development. This expressway is UP’s pride and strength. Previous governments never cared for the development of Uttar Pradesh.”
He says that those who doubt on UP people’s capability, should visit Sultanpur on November 16. He said, Those who have any doubt on the capabilities of UP, on capabilities of people of UP should come to Sultanpur today to witness their capability. Such a modern expressway has now come up where it was just a piece of land 3-4 years back.”
Modi expressing his happiness said that he didn’t expected that he will land in an aircraft on Purvanchal Expressway. He said, “When I laid the foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway 3 years back, I had never thought that I would land here on an aircraft one day, said PM Narendra Modi after inaugurating Purvanchal Expressway in Sultanpur.”
“For the all-around development of the country, the balanced development of the country is equally important. Some areas marching ahead in the race of development and some areas lagging decades behind isn’t right for any country,” he further added.
He also claimed that the government before Yogi ji did injustice to the people of UP. The manner in which they discriminated in development, the manner in which they did welfare of only their family – people of UP will permanently remove them from the path of the state’s development, you did this in 2017. The politics done in UP, the manner in which govts were run for a long time – they didn’t pay attention to UP’s all-around & holistic development.
Speaking about security he said, “Country’s security is as important as its prosperity. In a short while from now, we will see that how Purvanchal Expressway has now become one more power for the Indian Air Force in cases of emergency. Our fighter plane will land on the expressway shortly.”
Adding on he says that the roar of these aircraft will also be for the people who ignored the defence infrastructure of the nation for decades.
Modi said that previous govts handed over eastern Uttar Pradesh to ‘mafiawaad’ and poverty, BJP govt now writing new chapter of development. Development under previous chief ministers was limited to places where they had homes, families.
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