New Delhi/Lucknow: Union home minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for National Highways projects worth Rs 1,10,154 crore in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh today (Thursday, March 07).

The home minister will inaugurate several works under the Namami Gange programme worth over Rs 1,969.57 crore as well.

The home minister will be accompanied by Union minister for road transport and highways, shipping and water resources, river development and ganga rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and state chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

The National Highways to be inaugurated include expansion of these roads to four-lanes:

  • Lucknow-Sultanpur section on NH-56
  • Kursi Road-Ayodhya Road section of Lucknow Ring Road
  • Ghaghra Bridge to Budhanpur section on NH-233

These roads are being widened to two lanes with paved shoulders:

  • Sonoli-Gorakhpur section on NH-29E
  • Barabanki-Jarwal Road Junction on NH-28C
  • Rudauli-Basti section on NH-233
  • 55 km section on NH-730A
  • Pilibhit-Puranpur section on NH-730
  • Puranpur-Khutar section on NH-730

And reconstruction and upgrade of Sisiya-Nanpara section on NH-730.

Singh will also lay the foundation stone for construction of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway.

Other construction projects to begin formally today are:

  • flyover at IIM crossing
  • Ghazipur-Phephna-Majhighat road on NH-31A
  • flyovers, bypasses, FOBs, underpasses for road safety on different highways
  • four-lane Mathura-Hathras-Badaun road on NH-530B
  • four-lane Aligarh-Kanpur road in five packages on NH-91
  • four-lane Unnao-Lalganj road on NH-232A
  • widening Chakeri (Kanpur)-Prayagraj road on NH-2 to six lanes
  • The home minister will also lay the foundation stone for construction of the Amethi Bypass and widening and construction of important sections of highways in the State.

The detailed project reports (DPRs) for various projects will be initiated on the occasion.

The minister will also inaugurate several projects of laying of sewerage network under Namami Gange programme:

  • 214.88 km in Prayagraj at a cost of Rs 260.86 crore
  • 69 km including 2 STPs of 9MLD capacity in Garh Mukteshwar at a cost of Rs 46.51 crore
  • 98.5 km and 13 MLD STP works in Kannauj at a cost of Rs 80.66 crore
  • 21.03 km and 4MLD STP in Bulandshahr at a cost of Rs 48.45 crore

In all these projects, sewerage will be collected from households and will be lifted to STPs directly.

Foundation stones will be laid for many projects on the main stem of river Ganga, Yamuna, Gomati, Ramganga and Kali. These include

  • interception and diversion (or incision and drainage, that is I&D) of drains and 17 MLD STP in Mirzapur
  • I&D of drains and 17 MLD STP in Ghazipur, and I&D of drains and 35 MLD STPs in Farrukhabad on river Ganga with a total STP capacity of 73 MLD and project cost of Rs 419.36 crore
  • on Yamuna, the projects include I&D of drains and 21 MLD STP in Etawah
  • I&D of drains in Ferozabad with total STP Capacity of 21 MLD and project cost of Rs 191.68 crore
  • on Gomati, I&D of drains and 30 MLD STPs in Jaunpur
  • I&D of drains and 7 MLD STP in Sultanpur
  • I&D of drains and 40 MLD STP
  • rehabilitation of 42 MLD STP in Lucknow with total STP Capacity of 87 MLD and project cost of Rs 568.93 crore

Apart from these, foundation stones will be laid for I&D of drains and 63 MLD STPs in Barelli along river Ramganga and I&D of drains and 15 MLD STP in Kasganj along river Kali.