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PM Likely to Inaugurate UP’s Expressway in the Coming Week

Bundelkhand Expressway: About

The Bundelkhand Expressway is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first week of July. The expected dates, announced by the government are July 6 or 7. The Bundelkhand Expressway is 296.07 km and connects the Bundelkhand region of Agra to the National Capital Region and Delhi. A senior state government official said, “The Prime Minister’s office has conveyed July 6-7 as tentative dates for the inaugural ceremony of the Bundelkhand Expressway. But the final decision on the dates is yet to be taken.” The Bundelkhand Expressway originates at Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district and it merges with Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Kudrail village in Etawah district.

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Under the Yogi Government, the inauguration of the Bundelkhand Expressway will be the second mega event. On 3rd June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present as the chief guest at the third groundbreaking ceremony in the state. The Expressway was completed ahead of its deadline only 28 months after its inauguration on 29th February 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The actual target set for the completion of this Expressway was 36 months. With this project, the Yogi Government has saved 1,132 crore, which is approximately 12.72% of the original estimated cost. The four-lane Bundelkhand Expressway is expected to expand to six-lane in the coming year and it has 14 interchange points that connect seven districts of the state. The inauguration of the expressway will be done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a village called Katheri in the Jalaun district.

Bundelkhand Expressway: Details

The Expressway passes through four railway over bridges, six toll plazas, 266 small bridges, and 18 flyovers. The expressway travels through the following districts.

  1. Chitrakoot
  2. Banda
  3. Hamirpur
  4. Mahoba
  5. Jalaun
  6. Auraiya
  7. Etawah

The rivers along the Expressway are-

  1. Bagen
  2. Ken
  3. Shyama
  4. Chandawal
  5. Birma
  6. The Yamuna
  7. Betwa
  8. Sengar

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