LUCKNOW: Street journey from Lucknow to Sultanpur will now change into safer, smoother and sooner. The Nationwide Freeway Authority of India (NHAI) has accomplished the widening of 125km Nationwide Freeway-56 stretch from Lucknow to Sultanpur from two to 4 lanes.
In accordance with NHAI officers, round 10,000 automobiles ply on this route each day. With the addition of two lanes, the journey time from Lucknow to Varanasi will come down from six hours to 4 hours.
Till now, the stretch remained congested resulting from heavy vehicular rush, many railway crossings and roadside markets.
The approval for widening NH-56 was given throughout UPA regime in 2013. However regardless of starting the essential work, NHAI hit a roadblock resulting from some land acquisition points with the defence division. With the change of central authorities in 2014, the proposal for 4-lane NH-56 was despatched once more for the Centre’s approval.
After the nod from Union Cupboard in Could 2016, the development resumed in January 2017.
NHAI has constructed one railway overbridge, 4 car underpasses, 0 pedestrian underpasses and a service street on the widened stretch to decongest site visitors.
Union house minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the widened stretch on March 7.