LucknowPrime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the sixth Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, which connects Chitrakot and Itowa. The foundation for this project was laid by the Prime Minister in 2020 and the project is now complete. CM Yogi Adityanath was also present with PM Modi during the opening of the Bundelkhand Expressway in Jalaun. The 296 km Bundelkhand Expressway will facilitate transportation services in the state with four lanes constructed with an investment of Rs 14,850 crore.
Prime Minister Modi said on this occasion that this highway is dedicated to the glorious tradition of Bundelkand. The distance from Chitrakoot to Delhi by Bundelkhand Expressway has been reduced by 3-4 hours, but its benefit is much more. This highway will not only give speed to the vehicles here but will also accelerate the industrial progress of the entire Bundelkhand. He said the entire identity of UP is changing. The Prime Minister said that the development trend that the country is going on today has two sides in its essence. One is the intention and the other is a limit. We are not only creating new facilities for the country’s present, but we are also building the country’s future.
Targeting the opposition, he said that efforts are being made to introduce a culture of vote-gathering by distributing free revolutions in our country. This Rewari culture poses a great danger to the development of the country. The people of the country must be very careful with this Revdi culture. Those with Revdi culture will never build new highways, new airports, or defensive runways for you. People in Rewari culture feel that the public will buy them by distributing free Rewari to Janardan. Together we defeat this thinking of them, and remove the Revdi culture from the country’s politics.
Prime Minister Modi said our government is working continuously to reduce another challenge to Bundelkand. We work in the Jal Jeevan mission to provide piped water to every family.
It should be noted that in the near future, the highway could also be expanded to six lanes. It is worth mentioning that Bundelkhand Expressway has been developed by Uttar Pradesh Highway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA). Besides Chitrakoot and Etawah, the highway will pass through seven districts, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun and Auraiya.
Bundelkhand Expressway It starts near Bharatkup in Chitrakoot District and merges with the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Kudrail Village in Etawah District. It includes the seven districts of Chitrakot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Gallon, Oriya and Itawah. The road has junctions on several rivers: Bagan, Kin, Shyama, Chandwal, Birma, Yamuna, Betwa, Sinjar. Bundelkhand Expressway is one of the main links that increases connectivity in the state. Due to the four-lane highway, the journey between Delhi and Chitrakot, which used to take 9-10 hours, can now be completed in about 6 hours. The Bundelkhand Expressway is also critical to the success of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Defense Corridor project.
The construction of the industrial corridor has also begun in the areas of Banda and Gallon. Western, Central and Bundelkhand The parts cover an area of more than 5,071 hectares of the Rs 20,000 Crore Defense Corridor Project. Officials estimate the total cost of the project to be over Rs 15,000 crore. However, Yogi Adityanath management has saved around Rs 1,132 crore by opting for E-bids.