Monday, November 14, 2016

8 IAF fighter jets to touch down Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Nov 21

What could be termed as historical event, 8 Indian Air Force fighter jets will touch down on Agra-Lucknow expressway on its grand opening on November 21, the eve of Mulayam Singh Yadav's 78th birthday.
UP expressways industrial development authority CEO Navneet Sehgal confirmed this to TOI. He said, "All arrangements have been made to conduct the grand inauguration. A squadron of eight fighter jets will land and take off from newly constructed expressway."
A dream project of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, the 302-km expressway, which has been completed in a record time of 22 months and has cost Rs 13,200 crore, will get operational by December.
On Saturday, several officials including Sehgal and Air Vice Marshal Rajesh Issar, senior officer administration of Central Air Command inspected the expressway stretch in Bangarmau of Unnao district, for the event.
Several attempts were made to contact IAF officials to get more details about the event, but none responded.
13/11/16 Arvind Chauhan/The Times Of India