IAF's fighter jets touch down to mark the launch of Agra-Lucknow Expressway
The 302-km-long six-lane expressway, which is India's longest, is expected to considerably reduce the travel time between Lucknow and Delhi which usually takes 12 to 14 hours.
In a first for any road launch, six fighter jets of the IAF on Monday made a touchdown on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, India's longest. Fighter plane Sukhoi barely skimmed the road and took off to to mark the opening of the ambitious project. The Expressway was inaugrated by Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh on the occassion of his birthday. PTI
The 302-km-long six-lane expressway, which is India's longest, is expected to considerably reduce the travel time between Lucknow and Delhi which usually takes 12 to 14 hours. But what makes it truly noteworthy is the fact that it is India's first road that can double up as an emergency airstrip in a war-like situation. PTI
IAF's Sukhoi planes making flyby manoeuver in the sky during the grand opening of Agra-Lucknow expressway on Monday. On the occasion of the opening ceremony an elated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that the the project would prove to be an example before the country as no other state had such a vast expressway. PTI
Three Mirage 2000 and three Sukhoi-30 jets of the Indian Air Force carried out the 'touch and go' on a portion of the newly constructed Expressway which has an RCC construction and reinforced and appropriately marked to facilitate aircraft landings. The portion used for the operations is located at Ganj Moradabad in Unnao District in UP. PTI