Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh today to inaugurate Bundelkhand Expressway at Kaitheri village in Orai tehsil of Jalaun district.
This 296 km four-lane expressway has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crores by the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA).
As per the Indian Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) statement, this Expressway can later be expanded up to six lanes as well.
The Indian government has committed to enhancing connectivity across the country, a key feature of which has been the work towards improvement in road infrastructure.
“A significant endeavour towards this was the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of Bundelkhand Expressway by the Prime Minister on February 29, 2020. The work on the Expressway has been completed within 28 months and it will now be inaugurated by the Prime Minister,” said the PMO statement.
Bundelkhand Expressway extends from NH-35 at Gonda village near Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district to near Kudrail village in Etawah district, where it merges with the Agra-Lucknow expressway. It passes through seven districts, viz. Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah.
PM Modi tweeted that “This project will boost the local economy and connectivity.”
Along with improving connectivity in the region, the Bundelkhand Expressway will also give a major boost to economic development, resulting in the creation of thousands of jobs for the local people, said the PMO.
Work on the creation of an industrial corridor in the Banda and Jalaun districts, next to the Expressway, has already started.