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    PM Modi inaugurates Bundelkhand Expressway: All you need to know

    PM Modi inaugurates Bundelkhand Expressway: All you need to know

    PM Modi inaugurates Bundelkhand Expressway: All you need to know
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    The Bundelkhand Expressway is 296-km-long, four-lane expressway which has been built in a way that it can be expanded up to six lanes in the future. The expressway has been built at a cost of Rs 14,850 crore in a record 28 months. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the expressway in February 2020.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Bundelkhand Expressway, which passes through seven districts of Uttar Pradesh and has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 14,850 crore. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed Modi by offering him a local 'Bundeli' stole at the inauguration ceremony at Kaitheri village in Orai tehsil of Jalaun district.
    The expressway extends from NH-35 at Gonda village near Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district to near Kudrail village in Etawah district, where it merges with the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.
    Here’s all you need to know about the new expressway
    The Bundelkhand Expressway is 296-km-long, four-lane expressway which has been built in a way that it can be expanded up to six lanes in the future.
    The expressway has been built at a cost of Rs 14,850 crore in a record 28 months. PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the expressway in February 2020.
    Connectivity
    The Bundelkhand Expressway will cover six districts of Etawah, Auraiya, Jalaun, Mahoba, Banda, and Hamirpur and end at Gonda village near the Bharatkoot area of Chitrakoot district.
    The Expressway will link to Delhi through Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Yamuna Expressway. The Expressway is expected to bring down the travel time between Delhi and Chitrakoot to six hours from the earlier 9-10 hours.
    Features
    The expressway will have 286 small bridges and 18 long bridges along with four rail bridges.
    It will have six toll plazas, nine flyovers, seven ramp plazas and 224 underpasses in its complete length.
    It will also have a 3.75-metre service lane on one side.
    Green initiatives
    As per the Ground Water Department’s recommendations, the Bundelkhand Expressway has a provision for rainwater harvesting placed at every 500 metres of the road.
    About seven lakh trees will also be planted alongside the expressway.
    Construction
    The fourth expressway project in Uttar Pradesh was completed in a record time of 28 months which is eight months ahead of its deadline. As per an official of the Uttar Pradesh government, the entire project was divided into six packages, and developers were selected for each of these packages, Indian Express reported.
    As per the report, each developer was given time-bound targets for completion of the project and most of it was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project provided employment to many migrant workers who had returned to Uttar Pradesh during the pandemic, the official added.
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