PM Modi inaugurates 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway in UP

The project was started in February 2020, just weeks before the country was pushed into a lockdown due to Covid-19. PM Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the Expressway in Chitrakoot.

Less than two-and-a-half years later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the 296-kilometer-long expressway.

It was proposed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in April 2017, just months after he came to power following a landslide victory for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

This expressway passes through the districts in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand — Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Jalaun and Auraiya. 

It links the semi-arid and drought-prone region to the National Capital Region via the Lucknow-Agra and Yamuna (Agra-Noida) expressways.

The road length has crossings over several rivers: Bagen, Ken, Shyama, Chandawal, Birma, Yamuna, Betwa and Sengar.

The Bundelkhand expressway is expected to reduce travel time between Delhi and Chitrakoot to just six hours from the earlier 9-10 hours.

This project will create thousands of job opportunities and connect the common people with facilities in bigger cities.

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