Akhilesh Yadav criticises the UP government for the potholes on the Bundelkhnad Expressway

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Akhilesh Yadav on UP Bundelkhand Expresssway

Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, poked fun at the BJP on Sunday by requesting when they would use bulldozers to destroy people responsible for building the expressway. The emergence of potholes on the recently opened Bundelkhand Expressway as a result of a torrential downpour in the Uttar Pradesh region of Jalaun has drawn criticism of the in power Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Why should the Bundelkhand Expressway’s flaws be primarily felt by the general public? Taxes and medical expenses are borne by the public. The BJP had rushed to inaugurate it, and now it was being uprooted at an even faster rate,” he tweeted in Hindi.

The 296 km long expressway’s part had severe potholes when Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened it on July 16 because to heavy rainfall in Jalaun. However, the chuckholes were quickly filled in, and the route was made available to traffic.

Speaking on behalf of the UP Expressway Industrial Authority, Durgesh Upadhyay reported that on Wednesday night, the Chiriya Salempur section of the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh had one and a half foot-deep potholes as a result of persistent rains. The UP Expressway Industrial Authority sent out a crew with bulldozers and other tools for the repair work, he noted.

The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) oversaw the construction of the 296 km long, four-lane expressway, which can later be upgraded to six lanes, at a cost of about 14,850 crore. It is anticipated to significantly increase connectivity and industrial growth in the area. The Bundelkhand Expressway will significantly improve economic development in addition to enhancing regional connectivity.

On February 29, 2020, the prime minister also laid the cornerstone for the Bundelkhand Expressway. Within 28 months, the Expressway’s construction was finished.

The four-lane access-controlled green field highway, built at a cost of 14,849 crore, will open the way for the development of Bundelkhand’s underdeveloped areas, according to Industrial Development Minister Nand Gopal Gupta.

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