Uttar Pradesh: 296 Km Long Bundelkhand Expressway Completes 84 Per Cent Work


The 296 Km long Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh has reached overall progress of 84 per cent, and the remaining construction is going on at a fast pace.

While clearing and grubbing (C&G) and earthwork in the main carriageway is complete, Granular Sub Base (GSB) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM) works on the expressway have reached 96 per cent and 92 per cent, respectively.

Also, Dense Bituminous Macadam (DBM) work has reached 88 per cent, and 828 out of 881 structures on the expressway are complete.

Bundelkhand Expressway begins at village Kudrail in district Etawah on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and ends near Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district.

Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has taken up this expressway to accelerate development in the Bundelkhand area, especially in less developed districts like Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, and Jalaun.

This expressway will be four lanes (expandable up to six lanes) with six lane-wide structures.

A service road of 3.75-metre width will be constructed at one side of the expressway in a staggered form so that residents of nearby villages of the project area may get a smooth transportation facility.

The construction cost is estimated to be more than Rs 7,700 crore. The project has been divided into six packages. Contracts have been constituted with developers like Apco Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon, Gavar Construction and Dilip Bildcon.

With the construction of the expressway, the Bundelkhand area will be linked with a fast and smooth traffic corridor to the Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway, thus further connected to the National Capital Region (NCR Delhi).

In November 2021, Bundelkhand Expressway created a new record by continuously laying 19,756 tonnes of bituminous concrete, paving a 14.51 Km long carriageway in 93 hours.

The record was created by Ashoka Buildcon Ltd, which is building package – 3 of the project. The 49 Km long package – 3 of Bundelkhand Expressway being built with Rs 1,079 crore goes through Kaouhri, Mahoba district to Brolikharka, Hamirpur district.