- A formal announcement for renaming of Yamuna Expressway is likely on November 25
New Delhi: Yet another renaming seems to be in the offing in Uttar Pradesh. The latest is the Yamuna Expressway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make a formal announcement on November 25 of renaming of the expressway after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport on November 25. There is a buzz that on the occasion, he will make the announcement about renaming of Yamuna Expressway, also known as the Taj Expressway.
The 165-km long expressway was inaugurated in August 2012 by then CM Akhilesh Yadav. It connects Greater Noida with Agra.
Yamuna Expressway was the first expressway of UP, started during the tenure of BSP chief Mayawati as the CM.
Earlier, the Ekana International Cricket Stadium was renamed as Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in November 2018, shortly after his death.
UP will be only state to have 5 international airports
Once the Noida international airport is ready, Uttar Pradesh will be the only state in the country to have five international airports. It will be the first net zero emissions airport.
The airport will develop a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multimodal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking. This will enable seamless connectivity of the airport with road, rail, and metro. Noida and Delhi will be connected to the airport through hassle free metro service. All major nearby roads and highways like the Yamuna Expressway, Western Peripheral Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and others will be connected to the airport. The airport will also be linked to the planned Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail, enabling the journey between Delhi and airport in only 21 minutes.
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