New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot on Saturday. Also Read - 'May Indian Science Continue to Thrive', Tweets PM Modi As India Celebrates 34th National Science Day

The proposed expressway will be supplementing the nodes of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the government in February 2018, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Thursday. Also Read - 'Was Forced by Imran Khan to Mediate Between India And Pak Over Kashmir', Trump To PM Modi During Bilateral Talks



The prime minister will also be launching 10,000 farmers producer organisations all over the country at Chitrakoot and distribute Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to the beneficiaries of the PM-Kisan.



In a series of tweets, PM Modi said on Friday said he is delighted to be laying the foundation stone of the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot and looking forward to the occasion.

He said, ”Next-gen Infrastructure for a better tomorrow!  Delighted to be laying the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot. This expressway will be the harbinger of progress for youngsters in the region and will also help the Defence Corridor coming up in the state”.

Bundelkhand Expressway, which will pass through Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur and Jalaun districts will link the Bundelkhand area to the national capital through the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway.

Today’s event will also witness the completion of one year of the launch of PM-KISAN scheme, which was launched on February 24, 2019.

In Prayagraj, Modi will be distributing assistive aids and devices to senior citizens, under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, and people with disabilities, under the ADIP scheme, at a mega distribution camp.