AYODHYA BYPASS PROJECT (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Infrastructure)

News-CRUX-10     27th January 2024        

Context: PM GatiShakti spurs project planning and implementation of Ayodhya Bypass Project.

Ayodhya Bypass Project 

  • About: It is a significant Greenfield initiative covering a total length of 67.57 kms. 
  • Consist of: 4/6 Lane Northern Ayodhya Bypass (35.40 kms) and a 4/6 Lane Southern Ayodhya Bypass (32.172 kms). 
  • Aim: To enhance connectivity across key districts like Lucknow, Basti, and Gonda.
  • Economic Impact: Ayodhya, strategically located between Lucknow and Gorakhpur, serves as a crucial passage for commodities such as leather, engineering goods, and building materials. 
  • Freight Movement: It will facilitate seamless transportation, reduce travel time to critical national highways, and benefit around eight influence areas surrounding Ayodhya.
  • Integration with National Highways: This Project aligns with national highways like NH-27 (Lucknow–Ayodhya-Gorakhpur), NH-330A (Raebareli-Ayodhya), NH-330 (Sultanpur-Ayodhya-Gonda), and NH-135A (Akbarpur-Ayodhya), contributing to enhanced connectivity and reduced travel time.
  • Synergies with Proposed Projects: Prayagraj–Raibareili Project, Gorakhpur-Siliguri Corridor, and Gorakhpur-Bareilly Corridor, fostering regional development and connectivity.
  • Significance: Ayodhya's regional infrastructure plays a vital role in the overall development and connectivity of the surrounding areas. The Ayodhya Bypass Project is a crucial component contributing to the region's growth and prosperity.

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