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The 296 km long Bundelkhand Expressway will be officially opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at a ceremony held close to Kaitheri hamlet in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district.

"Tomorrow, July 16th, is a special day for my sisters and brothers of the Bundelkhand region," said Modi in a tweet on Friday. The opening of the Bundelkhand Expressway will take place at a ceremony in the Jalaun district. This initiative will improve connections and the local economy.

According to Minister of Industrial Development for Uttar Pradesh, Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, the four-lane, access-controlled green field expressway will help revitalise Bundelkhand, a rural area that is currently underdeveloped.