Things can also move fast in India.
400 Km express way in 30 Months. That too in UP.
May 2015: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announces the Lucknow-Azamgarh-Ballia expressway. The proposed expressway was originally conceptualized by the Mayawati government in 2008 as the Ganga Expressway.
Oct 2015: UP Government has finalized the alignment out of three proposed alignment for expressway. Detailed Project Report (DPR) to be prepared in three months.
Nov 2015: The Lucknow-Azamgarh-Ballia expressway is renamed as Purvanchal Expressway.
Feb 2016: State Government allocated 1500 Crores Rupees for the expressway in the budget.
Dec 2016: Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh lays foundation stone for the project 
May 2017: About 40% of required land is already acquired during Akhilesh Yadav's Govt, claims Samajwadi Party leader Ram Govind Chaudhary who is leader of opposition in UP Legislative Assembly.
May 2017: Yogi Adityanath Government cancels tenders issues by previous government stating that currently only 40.17% of needed land is acquired and will issue fresh tender only when at least 80% of land will be acquired.
May 2017: UP Government orders faster land acquisition.
Jun 2017: The state government may take a loan of ₹3,500 crore for the construction of Purvanchal Expressway, the biggest in the country, from Lucknow to Ballia, which was recently approved by the UP cabinet with link roads to Ayodhya and Varanasi.
Sep 2017: 60% land acquired at cost of 4,500 crore rupees. Total land acquisition may cost up to 6,500 crore Rupees. NITI Aayog says the Central Government may bear cost of road construction if state government bears the land acquisition cost.
Nov 2017: 77% land acquisition done, work to start by March 2018 and will take 30 months to complete the project.
Jan 2018: 85% land acquisition done, foundation stone to be laid in March 2018.
Apr 2018: 91% land acquired. Request For Proposal (RFP) document floated.
July 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the project on at Azamgarh.
Jul 2018: Tender awarded for road construction to five firms for eight packages.
Oct 2018: Construction Work started near Ghazipur. 
Dec 2018: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the project progress in Amethi district, he says, expressway will be ready in 24 months.
Feb 2019: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath allocated Rs 1194 crore in UP Budget 2019
June 2019: UP govt saves Rs 620 cr in bidding process for Purvanchal Expressway and 10% of Civil work has been completed.
June 2019: "Purvanchal Expressway To Be Completed By August 2020, One year before the actual deadline of August 2021": UP Chief Secretary
July 2019: The Purvanchal Expressway, the longest in the country, will be extended to Ballia.
Aug 2019: Expressway to be opened by August 2020.
Sep 2019: 97% earth work done.
Oct 2019: 20% expressway completed. To be opened by end of year 2020.
Dec 2019: 40% expressway completed.
Feb 2020: Main carriageway of the expressway to be opened for public by end of 2020.[3