UP: 296 Km Long Bundelkhand Expressway, Built At A Cost Of Rs 14,850 Crore, To Be Inaugurated By PM Modi On 16 July Bundelkhand expressway in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly-built Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday (16 July).

The 296 km long Bundelkhand Expressway has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crore.

PM Modi will inaugurate the Expressway at Kaitheri village in Orai tehsil of Jalaun district in UP at around 11.30 am on Saturday, a PMO release said on Wednesday (13 July).

The foundation stone for the construction of Bundelkhand Expressway was laid by PM Modi on 29 February 2020. The work on the Expressway has been completed within 28 months.

The 296 km, four-lane expressway has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crore, under the aegis of Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), and can later be expanded upto six lanes as well.

The 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 - Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah.

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, the PMO said.

Work on the creation of industrial corridor in Banda and Jalaun districts, next to the Expressway, has already been started, it added.

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