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.

Important facts

  • 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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