PM Modi to lay foundation of new expressway in Chitrakoot


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot today.

PM Modi said on Friday said he is delighted to be laying the foundation stone of the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot. The prime minister will attend several other programmes in Chitrakoot and Prayagraj.

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“This expressway will be the harbinger of progress for youngsters in the region and will also help the Defence Corridor coming up in the state… Next-gen infrastructure for a better tomorrow,” Modi said in a series of tweets.

The proposed expressway will be supplementing the nodes of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the government in February 2018, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Thursday.

The Uttar Pradesh government is constructing the Bundelkhand Expressway, which will pass through Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur and Jalaun districts.

The expressway will link the Bundelkhand area to the national capital through the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway.