PM Modi’s blueprint for Bundelkhand’s development has an expressway in it | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

PM Modi’s blueprint for Bundelkhand’s development has an expressway in it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
Feb 29, 2020 06:36 PM IST

The expressway will also serve the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the Central government in February 2018 and is a welcome infrastructural addition, he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for nearly 300 km long Bundelkhand Expressway on Saturday afternoon at Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh and said it will play a vital role in expediting the work for the defence corridor and also boost the economy of the backward region.

The Bundelkhand Expressway is to be built at a cost of nearly <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,000 crore(Courtesy-Twitter@BJP4India)
The Bundelkhand Expressway is to be built at a cost of nearly 15,000 crore(Courtesy-Twitter@BJP4India)

The Expressway is to be built at a cost of nearly 15,000 crore and it will connect the Bundelkhand region to the national capital region in the north. It will pass through Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur and Jalaun districts and is expected to also transform Mahoba, Auraiya and Etawah districts in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

“ Bundelkhand Expressway, Poorvanchal Expressway or proposed Ganga Expressway, they will not only improve connectivity in UP, but will also create employment opportunities,” said the Prime Minister

Also Watch | ‘We set up 9,000 such camps in last 5 years: PM Modi at ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’

 

The expressway will also serve the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the Central government in February 2018 and is a welcome infrastructure addition, he added.

“A provision of 3,700 crore has been made in the union budget this year for the UP defence corridor. This expressway will also speed up the work for establishing the UP defence corridor,” Modi said.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said a few days ago at a Lucknow event organised by livehindustan that the Bundelkhand expressway along with two others, was part of his government’s overall strategy to create infrastructure required to make the state a $3 trillion economy in line with PM Modi’s vision to catapult Indian into a $5 trillion economy by 2022.

This expressway will link the water parched Bundelkhand region, which is also among the most backward in the country with the national capital of Delhi via Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Yamuna Expressway.

“Expressways were earlier seen only in metros but now, even residents of towns can also benefit from them,” the PM was quoted as saying.

The prime minister added that the region will also benefit from his flagship ‘Jal Jiwan Mission’ that aims to provide running water connectivity to 15 crore families by 2022 apart from promoting water conservation.

“Work to supply water to around 15 crore families in the next five years has begun in right earnest. It will be implemented on priority in the Aspirational Districts,” the PM said.

Uttar Pradesh goes to elections next year in 2021.

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections Result, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live, Lok Sabha Elections Results 2024, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On