The Bundelkhand Expressway was inaugurated on Saturday in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, was also present.
Chief Minister and other dignitaries welcomed the Prime Minister when he arrived earlier at Kanpur airport.
The 296 km long, four-lane Expressway was built for about Rs 14,850 crore. Following this, highway would significantly improve the area’s connectivity and industrial growth.
According to insiders, Modi government has given connectivity and infrastructure a lot of attention.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways received the biggest financial allocation ever in the budget year 2022–23, totaling Rs 1.99 lakh crore. When compared to the approximate Rs. 30,300 crore allocation in 2013–14, this represents an increase of more than 550%.
Since April 2014, the length of the nation’s National Highways has increased by more than 50%, from 91,287 km to over 1,41,000 km (as of December 31, 2021).
Earlier on February 29, 2020, prime minister laid the cornerstone for the Bundelkhand Expressway’s development. Within 28 months, the Expressway’s construction was finished.
Under the direction of Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), the 296 km, four-lane expressway was built at a cost of about Rs 14,850 crore. It can subsequently be upgraded up to six lanes.