Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway which has been constructed at a cost of around ₹14,850 crores. It 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.
The four-lane expressway, which can be later expanded into six lanes, passes through seven districts - Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah. It will improve connectivity in the region and give a major boost to economic development and create thousands of jobs for the local people.
Work on creating an industrial corridor in Banda and Jalaun districts, next to the Expressway has already been started.