PM Modi inaugurates Bundelkhand Expressway in U.P.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 16, 2022 inaugurated the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway, which passes through seven districts of Uttar Pradesh and has been constructed at a cost of around ₹14,850 crore.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the construction of the expressway on February 29, 2020 and it was completed in about 28 months.
The 296 km long, four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway passes through seven districts, Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah.
It extends from NH-35 at Gonda village near Bharatkup in Chitrakoot district to Kudrail village in Etawah district, where it meets with the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.
The expressway will have four railway bridges, 18 major bridges and 286 minor bridges.
Provision has also been made for rain water harvesting at every 500 meters on the expressway.
Apart from improving connectivity in the region, the Bundelkhand Expressway will boost economic development and generate thousands of jobs for the local people.
The project is also significant as most of it was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was one of the major sources of employment to the migrant laborers returning to the state.
The work of making industrial corridors in Banda and Jalaun districts next to the expressway has started.
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