Purvanchal Expressway collapsed at Haliyapur in Sultanpur due to more than 12 hours of rain

Sultanpur: Last year, the 340-km Purvanchal Expressway was constructed at a cost of Rs 22,000 crore, but rains exposed corruption in it. The Purvanchal Expressway collapsed at Haliyapur in Sultanpur on Thursday night following more than 12 hours of rain on Wednesday. There were 15 feet. Not only this, the car which was going to Lucknow entered the pothole. The occupants of the car barely escaped. Meanwhile, several other vehicles were also damaged.

It is reported that this case of Purvanchal Express took place in the Haliapur Police Station area of ​​KM 83. One passenger was injured. UPDA team and police reached the spot after getting the information. They have started relief operations. It is indicated that the vehicles coming on the expressway have also been diverted. This is not the first incident of road seating on this expressway, which was completed 11 months ago. In May 2021 also, the subgrade beam of the Kuanzi-Haliapur Expressway cracked after three days of rain. Footpaths and sidewalks were washed away. There was a crack in the road.

Question about build quality
Due to all this, UPEDA officials are in crisis. Meanwhile, locals are questioning the quality of the construction work. The people expressed their concern that the rain had caused such a predicament due to busy work. The local people claim that the landslide site should have been left after adding more water and after that roller should have been driven and the soil should have been removed, but this was not done.

Launched in November 2021

Let us inform you that on 16 November 2021 Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Purvanchal Expressway from the air strip at Arwal Kiri, Kurebhar, Sultanpur. Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Gazipur districts are benefiting from this scheme.

Congress tweeted

Built up to the air strip
Six toll plazas, 18 flyovers, seven railway flyovers, major bridges, 118 minor bridges, 13 interchanges, five ramp plazas, 271 underpasses and 503 culverts have been constructed on Purvanchal Expressway. A 3.2 km long runway has also been constructed in Sultanpur district for the landing and take-off of fighter jets of the Indian Air Force in case of an emergency on the expressway.

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