Uttar Pradesh: 48,200 Tonnes Of Steel From SAIL Used To Build Purvanchal ExpresswayPurvanchal Expressway during its construction phase (UPEIDA)

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Steel, has supplied 48,200 tonnes of steel for the Purvanchal Expressway.

SAIL's total quantity of steel for this massive project comprises TMT Bars, Structurals and Plates.

In the past, SAIL steel has been extensively used to construct various infrastructure projects, including Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways, Atal Tunnel, Bogibeel and DholaSadiya bridges, among other notable projects of national importance.

"SAIL is continuously enhancing its production with a steady increase in the percentage of value-added products in its product basket," the Ministry of Steel said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (16 November) inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway after landing on the highway airstrip in an IAF C-130 Hercules plane in Sultanpur.

The 3.2 km long airstrip was constructed on the expressway in Sultanpur district to enable landing and take-off of IAF fighter planes in case of emergency.

The 341 km long Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria situated on National Highway No. 31, 18 km east of UP-Bihar border.

The expressway is six-lane wide and can be expanded to eight-lane in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway would benefit the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, especially the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur.

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