PM Modi inaugurates 296 km long Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway, which passes through seven districts of Uttar Pradesh and has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crore.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed Modi by offering him a local ‘Bundeli’ stole at the inauguration ceremony at Kaitheri village in Orai tehsil of Jalaun district.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the construction of the expressway on February 29, 2020, and it has been completed in about 28 months.

“The Bundelkhand Expressway is a live example of the development of the Bundelkhand region. It will give a new identity to the region and will turn out to be a path for industrial investments,” Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said.

The 296-kilometers-long four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway has been constructed at a cost of around ₹14,850 crore rupees under the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA). The foundation stone of the expressway was laid by the prime minister in February 2020 and the construction was completed in 28 months. 

“The state-of-the-art Bundelkhand Expressway passes through 7 districts. The local economy will benefit tremendously due to it. There will be great industrial development in the region and this would bring more opportunities for the local youth,” the prime minister tweeted on Friday.

The expressway originates in Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot and merges with the Agra Lucknow expressway in Etawah. It reduces travel time to Delhi from Chitrakoot by 40%. One could reach Delhi in six hours against 10 hours earlier.