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Lucknow Outer Ring Road: Finally, after 7 long years

It will still take some time to get fully operational

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Discover the latest updates on the completion of Lucknow’s Outer Ring Road after 7 years of construction. Learn about the region’s impact on traffic, development, and connectivity.

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Lucknow Gets a New Eight-Lane Outer Ring Road

After seven years of waiting, Lucknow finally has its very own eight-lane 104-km Outer Ring Road. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated three packages of the road, which cost ₹5,500 crore, during a grand ceremony in Gurugram (Haryana). The event was attended by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

Benefits of the Outer Ring Road

The Outer Ring Road will make travel easier for people heading to Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Sitapur, Gonda, Hardoi, Kanpur, Varanasi, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur, and other districts. This road will allow commuters to reach their destinations directly without having to pass through Lucknow, reducing traffic congestion in the city.

Relief from Traffic Congestion

Once fully operational, the Outer Ring Road is expected to divert around one lakh vehicles daily, providing relief to commuters from traffic congestion within Lucknow. This project is also set to boost Lucknow’s economic progress with various schemes planned along its route.

Key Features of the Outer Ring Road

– 157 entry and exit points

– 43 villages covered

– 26 bridges, 6 RoBs, 12 flyovers, and 34 underpasses

– 1,500 acres acquired for the project in Barabanki and Lucknow

Construction Details

Construction of the Outer Ring Road began in 2016 and was initially expected to be operational by 2021. However, due to factors like the Covid-19 pandemic, the project faced delays. Currently, work is ongoing on the Sitapur road patch, with heavy vehicles being restricted from certain stretches for the next 15 days.

Exciting Developments Ahead

The Outer Ring Road intersects five national and six state highways, connecting key routes like Sultanpur Road, Rae Bareli Road, Hardoi Road, Kanpur Road, Ayodhya Road, and Sitapur Road. This connectivity will enhance transportation within Lucknow and establish the city as a vital hub for economic activities and regional integration.

Vinay Kumar is Marketing Professional turned Entrepreneur, believes in turning ideas into reality.

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