Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated India’s longest Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Monday with 8 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force touching down on it.

Adding to the festivities at the inauguration of the project — touted as an example of the developmental model of the Samajwadi Party government — fighter jets of the Indian Air Force put up an impressive show and touched down on the expressway.

Inaugurating the project, Mulayam congratulated officials for completing the 302-km long six-lane expressway in a record two years time along with the chief minister who took personal interest in it.

“At the time of laying of foundation stone of the expressway, I had asked as to when it will be completed and when four years were asked for its completion I had refused to lay the foundation stone. Later, however, it was done giving 22 months for completing it. The result is before everyone to see that today the road is ready in two years,” SP chief said.

Speaking on the occasion, Akhilesh said the project would prove to be an example before the country as no other state had such a vast expressway. “Samajwadis will go to the polls on the back of such great work,” he stressed.