DELHI: Akhilesh Yadav’s pet project, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, is all set for its big-bang inauguration on November 21.
The project is the Uttar Pradesh CM’s pitch to state voters that his government is focused on development, reports The Financial Express. The 302-km expressway will be operational by December this year.
It has been completed in a record time of 22 months. However, unlike other expressway inaugurations, this one is special for a reason.
According to a report in HT, as many as 11 Indian Air Force (IAF) jets are likely to land and take-off from the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on November 21.
The exercise is aimed at testing the quality of build of the expressway, and would also go a long way in aiding the Defence Ministry’s plan to use highways and expressways as possible landing and take-off strips.
The report added that the jets will land and take-ff one after the other, releasing tri-coloured smoke.
The stretch that has been chosen for this exercise is reportedly 3 kilometers long, and will fall between Bangarmau and Ganj-Moradabad. It is yet unclear which fighter jets of the IAF will participate in the exercise.