Shaheed Path

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Shaheed Path
Route information
Maintained by UPRDA, NHAI
Length: 23.55 km (14.63 mi)
Major junctions
south end: Transport nagar
east end: Chinhat
Location
States: Uttar Pradesh
Major cities: Lucknow
Highway system

Shaheed Path is an elevated outer bypass road constructed to divert the traffic coming from Kanpur Road or Faizabad Road vice versa can go to their destination without entering the city of Lucknow.

History[edit]

It was a dream project of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who represented the Lucknow constituency in the Lok Sabha. It was started in 2001 and was scheduled for completion in 2004, but due to regime change and shortage of funds it got delayed and was finally completed only in 2012.[1]

Stretch[edit]

Shaheed Path is 23 km long and itPart of the east-west corridor, the Shaheed Path will connect Lucknow-Kanpur Road (NH-25) with Lucknow-Faizabad (NH-28) via Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-56). The total stretch of the flyover is 22.5 kilometres. The four-lane flyover has a uniform width and each side of the divider is 8.75 metres wide. starts from Transport nagar at Kanpur Road and meets at Chinhat at Faizabad Road.

Use[edit]

It is a 6 lane express highway for the traffic from Kanpur Road or Faizabad Road vice versa to go to other highways coming along the bypass.The flyover has service lanes and under passes at NH-56 and NH-24 that links it to Lucknow-Sultanpur and Lucknow-Rae Bareli national highways respectively. Besides this, the flyover has been connected to the various important localities like Gomtinagar and Gomtinagar extension to allow residents to use the facility accordingly. There are though isolated spots, which have been left incomplete. For example, the elevated service lane near Vipul Khand in Gomtinagar is yet to be completed. Sources say that the said stretch, which is being constructed by the UP Bridge Corporation, is getting delayed because of the transmission wires coming in the way of the highway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaheed Path to become operational from June 8". Times of India. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-04/lucknow/32030790_1_shaheed-path-service-lane-sultanpur-