Connectivity and development complement is crucial for a land locked state like Uttar Pradesh. The UP budget 2021-22 has given ample emphasis on it with a provision of Rs 7,200 crore for acquisition of land for the country's longest Ganga Expressway. Another Rs 489 crore has been allocated for its construction work.
This expressway will connect Meerut with Prayagraj. Apart from this, it will also connect Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, and Pratapgarh. In future, this six-lane expressway will be extended to eight lanes.
The budget also has made a provision of Rs 1,107 crore for Purvanchal Expressway, Rs 860 crore for Gorakhpur Link Expressway and Rs 1,492 crore for Bundelkhand Expressway.
An allocation of Rs 2,000 crore has been made for increasing the runways of Asia's largest Noida International Greenfield Airport from two to six. A provision of Rs 101 crore has also been made for the under-construction Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport in Ayodhya. The number of active airports in UP have increased from four to seven under the Yogi Adityanath government.
Besides, provisions of Rs 597 crore and Rs 478 crore have been made for Kanpur and Agra metros, respectively.
A provision of Rs 100 crore has been made for Metro projects of Varanasi, Gorakhpur and other districts. In addition, a provision of Rs 1,326 core has been made for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Road Transport System.