The 1047 km long 8-lane access controlled Ganga Expressway runs from Greater Noida to Ballia. Costing Rs.30,000 crores, this Expressway has been planned along the river Ganga on DBFO basis and has been designed as a flood control embankment. Considerably reducing the travel time across the state, the Ganga Expressway, when completed, would be amongst the biggest infrastructure projects implemented through PPP mode in the country. The Expressway will pass through Districts Gautam Budh Nagar, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Badaun, Kanshiram Nagar, Farrukhabad, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Raebareli, Pratapgarh, Allahabad, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia. Links from Fatehgarh, Lucknow and Mirzapur are to be constructed to provide access from these districts to the Expressway. Toll free service road shall also be constructed along the Expressway for the convenience of local people.
Ø The Hon’ble High Court has issued stay order in this case.
Ø Concessionaire had applied with Ministry of Environment and Forests on 18.04.2011 for obtaining environmental clearances in accordance with EIA Notification, which has been rejected. It has further been directed that UPEIDA being project proponent, is required to file application for clearance.
Ø UPEIDA is in the process of submitting application for obtaining NOC to Ministry of Environment and Forests.
3. Upper Ganga Canal Expressway
DEVELOPMENT OF 08-LANE ACCESS CONTROLLED EXPRESSWAY ON THE RIGHT BANK OF UPPER GANGA CANAL FROM SANOUTA BRIDGE (Greater Noida) TO NEAR PURKAJI (DISTRICT MUZAFFARNAGAR) BEFORE UTTAR PRADESH-UTTRAKHAND BORDER
This proposed 148 km long 8-lane access controlled Expressway starting from Sanouta Bridge in Greater Noida is passing through western Uttar Pradesh and will connect National Capital Region (NCR) to Uttarakhand border near Purkazi. This unique multi-dimensional project includes development of Expressway, 7 Hydro Electric Power Stations (HEPS) and navigation facilities, besides the ancillary works of rehabilitation of Upper Ganga Canal, construction of service road and access road, raising of NH bridges and railway bridges and connecting roads and interchanges.
The approximate cost of the project and ancillary works amounts to Rs.8,911 crores.