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15 NOVEMBRE 2017

06:39 - India

BJP GOVERNMENTS' 2019 TARGET: DELHI TO PATNA BY ROAD IN 11

(ICE) - ROMA, 15 NOV - NEW DELHI: Delhi to Patna - 1,100 kilometres by road in 11 hours flat. This is the target being set by the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which are getting together to help slash travel time by at least a third between the three major political centres of Delhi, Lucknow and Patna by 2019, when the next general election is due. The plan envisages a network of ring roads and expressways, and creating a new economic corridor on the lines of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor. The road journey between Delhi and Patna takes an arduous 18 hours at present, and it was even longer before the Agra-Lucknow expressway built by the Uttar Pradesh government became operational earlier this year. The BJP governments at the Centre and in UP and Bihar, where the party is part of a coalition with JD U, are keen to address the issue of poor road connectivity in the two politically crucial states of UP and Bihar in the run-up to the next general election. "This is a very positive step... we expect the road journey from Delhi to Patna to be done in about 11 hours flat once the whole plan complete with ring roads and expressways is executed... expressways will attract big traffic," Awanish K Awasthi, the CEO of UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority told ET. (ICE MUMBAI)

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