Agra Lucknow Expressway: From Lanes To Cost To Routes, Here’s All About The Expressway

On November 21, 2016, the Agra Lucknow Expressway was inaugurated.

by Shreya Ghosh
Agra Lucknow Expressway: From Lanes To Cost To Routes, Here’s All About The Expressway

Connecting a few cities in Uttar Pradesh and creating significant road transportation facilities linking Agra with Delhi and Lucknow, the Agra Lucknow Expressway is an important road project. From traversing through many villages and districts to cutting the overall travel time, this expressway is a crucial addition to the road projects in the state. To know all about this major infrastructural development, read on.

Here’s All You Need To Know About Agra Lucknow Expressway

Agra Lucknow Expressway
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It was on November 21, 2016, when Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the expressway. It was opened to the public on the same day. The 302 km long project has 6 lanes. It can be extended to 8 lanes later. There are plans to work on the existing expressway and later increase it to 8 lanes in the future.

This greenfield expressway creates an important connection between Lucknow and Agra and then extends the link to Delhi as well through the Yamuna Expressway. Agra Ring Road connects the Agra Lucknow Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway.

This also links Lucknow with Greater Noida and NCR through Agra with an express link. The expressway begins from the Agra Ring Road and crosses Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kannauj, Kanpur Nagar, Hardoi, and Unnao district to reach Lucknow’s SH-40. It passes through a total of 236 villages and 10 districts between Agra and Lucknow, according to a report by

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Changes In Travel Time

Agra Lucknow Expressway
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The overall duration needed to travel between Agra and Lucknow has decreased because of the Agra Lucknow Expressway. From 6 hours, it takes about 3 hours 30 minutes to cover the journey. This is another benefit to save fuel and also decrease the carbon footprint.

The estimated budget for the project was ₹15,000 crore but it took about ₹13,200 crore for the completion. The entire project to construct the expressway took 22 months. There are interchanges for major roads along with underpasses for pedestrians and vehicles, according to a report by There are service roads, rest houses, petrol pumps, restaurants, grocery arcades, provision for green belts, washrooms, and more on the expressway.

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Have you travelled on the Agra Lucknow Expressway?

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