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As a part of the grand opening of India’s longest expressway, the Indian Air Force fighter jets has touched the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Monday in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father are present, and Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has opened the Agra-Lucknow express highway.

This six-lane 302 km long expressway connects the city of TajMahal with state capital city Lucknow. Four Mirage 2000s from Gwalior and four Sukhoi jets from Bareilly also performed the simulated landings on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Unnao which is around 50km from Lucknow.

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The newly formed Agra-Lucknow Expressway, without a doubt, is the most major infrastructure projects in the country.

  • It has a design speed up to 120km per hour and also has automatic traffic management systems which aimed at reducing road accidents and also at the time of fog.
  • The six-lane expressway can expandable upto 8-lanes. As per the reports, the bridges (8-lane Bridge across Ganga River) and underpasses have been made 8-lanes to avoid heavy traffic congestion.

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  • This expressway includes four rails over bridges, 13 major bridges, 74 vehicular underpasses, 148 pedestrian underpasses, 57 minor bridges and nine flyovers.
  • Taking safe and security measures into consideration, the entire expressway is planned to be lined with metal beam carrier on both the sides and wire fencing with advanced Traffic Management system.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority has built the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in a record time of 23 months.
  • It connects the cities Agra and Lucknow via Shikohabad, Firozabad, Etawah, Unnao, Mainpuri, Auraiya, Kanpur Nagar, Kannauj and Hardoi.
  • The expressway starts at the village of EtmadpurMadra near Agra and ends at the village of SarosaBharosa near Lucknow.

The new Agra-Lucknow Expressway did not face any legal problems like other projects in the state. The Chief Minister, who had recently taken a ride with his family on the expressway, had warned: “I request you to drive on the road with caution and not exceed a speed limit of 100 km an hour.”