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21 Nov 2016
Agra: Eight Indian Air Force fighter jets successfully landed on Agra-Lucknow expressway on its grand opening on Monday.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was present to see the landing of the IAF jets.
Other leaders present at the inauguration included Ram Gopal Yadav, Shivpal Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav, former UK governor Aziz Qureshi and Azam Khan.
Dream project of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, the 302km expressway, has been completed in a record time of 22 months and has cost Rs 13,200 crore.
Last year in the month of May, in a first for military aviation in the country, IAF successfully landed a French Dassault Mirage-2000 fighter jet on the Yamuna Expressway near Raya village, Mathura, as a part of elaborate trials to see how many other highways can be used for war-like emergencies.