Uttar Pradesh acquires 95% of land for Ganga Expressway PPP project

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The Government of Uttar Pradesh has announced the acquisition of almost 95% of the land required for the Ganga Expressway public-private partnership (PPP) project in India.

As part of the project, 77% of environmental and forest clearance and 52% of the shifting of utilities have already been completed. Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) acquired more than 7,000 ha of the estimated 7,456 ha for the INR36,200 crore (US$4 million) Meerut-Prayagraj Ganga Expressway. Ganga Expressway PPP project is divided into 4 groups with three packages each, thus a total of 12 packages for ensuring faster completion of the civil works. Adani Enterprises and IRB Infra are respectively developing nine and three packages each of the project.

The project involves the development of a 595 km six-lane greenfield Ganga expressway connecting 12 districts namely Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, and Prayagraj located in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. The project is expected to be operational by November 2025.

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