PM Modi to inaugurate Bundelkhand Expressway in UP today
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Uttar Pradesh to officially open the 296 km long, four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway. The highway, which cost Rs 14,850 crore to build, will link Chitrakoot to the Lucknow-Agra Expressway close to Etawah.
PM Modi tweeted on Friday, “Tomorrow, July 16th, is a special day for my sisters and brothers of the Bundelkhand region.” The opening of the Bundelkhand Expressway will take place at a ceremony in the Jalaun district. This initiative will improve connections and the local economy.
In February 2020, the prime minister officially lay the project’s foundation stone. According to the government, the expressway was finished in a record-breaking 28 months, 8 months ahead of schedule.
The six districts covered by the four-lane expressway — Etawah, Auraiya, Jalaun, Mahoba, Banda, and Hamirpur — as well as its eventual conclusion at Gonda village in the Chitrakoot district of Bundelkhand will be covered by the expressway, which can be expanded to six lanes later. The expressway is anticipated to significantly promote regional economic growth. “The project is important because the government has big ambitions to use this highway project to increase the economic activities of the Bundelkhand region. The government’s next move is to create industrial clusters in the Banda and Jalaun districts along the expressway, an official said.
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