Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Bundelkhand Expressway in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had said that this is a historic day when the 296 km long Bundelkhand Expressway is being inaugurated. “This will add a new dimension to the economy of Bundelkhand & of state. The expressway will go through 7 districts and then connect with Agra- Lucknow expressway,” said Adityanath.
After inaugurating the e-way, PM Modi said, “The expressway will ensure seamless connectivity and further economic progress in the region. With this expressway, there will be an industrial boom in the region. The Modi-Yogi government will take development not just to cities but to villages.” He added, “If two things – law and order situation and connectivity were to be corrected, I knew this (UP) would become a state that can fight against all odds. We improved both. Law and order situation is improving, so is the connectivity.”
The expressway starts near Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district and merges with the Agra-Lucknow expressway near Kudrail village in Etawah district. It covers the seven districts of Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Aurraiya, and Etawah. The road has crossings over several rivers: Bagen, Ken, Shyama, Chandawal, Birma, Yamuna, Betwa, and Sengar. 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 up to six lanes as well.