Ganga Expressway spans 594 km from Meerut to Prayagraj in Phase I. When completed, it will be the biggest expressway in UP. This will open new avenues for economic development and employment of the state. An airstrip will be built on the expressway in the district.
The Ganga Expressway will connect many states, including NCR, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The UP government had approved the Ganga Expressway project on November 26 last year at the cost of Rs 36,230 crore.
More than half of the Ganga expressway will pass through western UP areas such as Meerut, Hapur, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Sambhal, Budaun and Shahjahanpur districts. The Ganga express highway will connect Eastern UP with western UP and the National Capital Region (NCR). A bridge will be built at Garhmukteshwar for the movement of people from other districts, including Hapur and Bulandshahr. In Shahjahanpur, this expressway will go to Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj. Currently, 94 per cent of the required 6,556 hectares of land has been acquired from 83 thousand farmers.
The airstrip with a length of 3.5 km will be built in the Shahjahanpur district for emergency landing and take-off of Air Force aircraft on the expressway. An industrial corridor will be built along the expressway.
Access controlled Ganga Expressway will start near Bijauli village of district Meerut on Meerut-Bulandshahr road (National Highway No. 334) and end near Judapur Dandu village of Prayagraj district on Prayagraj Bypass (National Highway No. 19). This expressway will be six lanes wide. It can be expanded to eight lanes in future.
With the construction of the Ganga Expressway project, along with the social and economic development of the nearby areas, agriculture, commerce, tourism, and industry-related activities will boost. This expressway will serve as an industrial corridor connecting various production units, development centres and agricultural production areas located in the covered areas with the national capital.