UP govt to speed up land acquisition for Rs 100-bn Bundelkhand Expressway


UP govt to speed up land acquisition for Rs 100-bn Bundelkhand Expressway

Amid the high pitch Ram temple voices emanating from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dispensation in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government is gearing up to expedite land acquisition for the proposed Bundelkhand Expressway.

The 293-km Expressway will be developed in the arid and backward Bundelkhand zone spanning Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah districts.

The project is estimated to cost nearly Rs 100 billion. The Adityanath government has made a budgetary provision of Rs 6.50 billion in the annual budget for the mega infrastructure project, which is aimed at boosting the socioeconomic development in the laggard region.

Bundelkhand Expressway was actually proposed during Akhilesh Yadav’s regime, however, after coming to power, Adityanath also espoused the project, thus maintaining the much-required continuity in industrial and infrastructure development roadmap. Read More

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