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Roads connect people and pave a way for development. Hence, Akhilesh Yadav’s dream project of Agra-Lucknow Expressway was well appreciated by all. It has only been a month since this Greenfield expressway was opened for people and it is already writing tales of transforming lives and love.

Let us see a few stories about how this highway changed someone’s life for the better.


Incident 1:

Awdhesh Kumar of Reveri Village in Lucknow was worried. He earned a mere one lakh annually and of course was struggling to make ends meet. He had children to educate, a household to run, multiple mouths to feed, and a young daughter to marry. His status would always come in the way of him finding a suitable groom for his daughter. In 2013, when Lucknow Agra Expressway was announced by UPCM Akhilesh Yadav, his life changed. The UP Government compensated the farmers by giving them 5-10 times of the actual market rate for their land.

This amount not only allowed Awdhesh to marry off his daughter in a wealthy family but he also gifted a four-wheeler to her. After that he has enough money left to set up a small business!


Incident 2:

Mohd. Anees of Baratikheda Village, Lucknow lived in a kuchha house all his life. After getting a hefty compensation from UPCM Akhilesh Yadav, he built a pucca house for himself and his family. After years of struggling to find a match, Anees’ son got hitched to a girl from an affluent family, who were earlier sceptical about the kuchha house.

Agra-Lucknow Expressway changed life of both theses families.


Incident 3:

Sayyad Adil Fatmi of Nasirpur Village received Rs. 16 lakh from Akhilesh Government. Like many other boys who could now start their independent businesses Adil also set up a dhaba. Tabassum’s parents were more than happy to marry her to Adil as now he could support her and plan their prosperous future.

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Incident 4:

Vipin Kumar, a flour mill owner in Bangarmau was looking for a girl for his postgraduate son for the last 3 years. He is now able to travel further and meet prospective brides’ family for his son. Last year, while on a business trip to Kannauj, he found a perfect match in Neha, a well-educated BTC student.


Akhilesh Yadav-led government paid lucrative compensation to farmers ranging from Rs. 16-52 lakh per bigha for land. The growth in their socio-economic conditions, reflected in improved standard of living and pucca houses, also shows in the form of improved match-making prospects for both boys and girls of the villages surrounding the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.