Modi to inaugurate/lay foundation stones for projects worth around Rs 50,000 crore during his four-state visit on July 7-8

New Delhi, July 5, 2023

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will undertake a four-state visit on July 7-8 to inaugurate/lay foundation stones for projects worth around Rs 50,000 crore.

Modi will visit Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh on July 7. The next day, he will be in Telangana and Rajasthan.

On the first day, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation various development projects in a public programme in Raipur at around 10:45 AM.

He wil larrive at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh at around 2:30 PM, where he will participate in the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Gita Press Gorakhpur, followed by the flagging off of Vande Bharat trains at Gorakhpur Railway Station.

At around 5 PM, on arrival at Varanasi, he will attend a public programme to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate several development projects.

The next day, at around 10:45 AM, he will reach Warangal, Telangana and attend a public programme where he will lay the foundation stone of various projects.

He will arrive in Bikaner at around 4:15 PM, where he will lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation multiple development projects in Rajasthan.

In a major push to infrastructure development in Chhattisgarh, Modi will lay the foundation stone for five National Highway projects worth around Rs 6,400 crores. The projects that will be dedicated to the nation include the 33 km-long 4-laning of Raipur to Kodebod section on the Jabalpur-Jagdalpur National Highway. Besides boosting tourism, the section is integral for the movement of raw goods and finished products of Steel plants near Jagdalpur and provides connectivity to the iron ore-rich areas. He will also dedicate to the nation the 53 km long 4-lane Bilaspur-Pathrapali stretch of Bilaspur to Ambikapur section of NH-130. It will help improve the connectivity of Chhattisgarh with Uttar Pradesh and will boost the movement of coal.

Modi will lay the foundation stone for three National Highway projects for the Chhattisgarh Section of the 6-lane Greenfield Raipur - Visakhapatnam corridor. These include the development of the 43 km-long six-lane Jhanki-Sargi section on NH 130 CD; 57 km-long six-lane Sargi-Basanwahi section on NH 130 CD and 25 km-long six-lane Basanwahi-Marangpuri section of NH-130 CD.

A key component is a 6-Lane tunnel of 2.8 Km length with 27 animal passes and 17 monkey canopies provided for unrestricthe ted wildlife movement in Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary area.

These projects will provide better connectivity to rice mills in Dhamtari and bauxite-rich areas in Kanker, and also benefit the handicrafts industry in Kondagaon.

Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the doubling of 103 km-long Raipur - Khariar Road Rail Line which has been completed at a cost of Rs. 750 Crores. It will ease the transportation of coal, steel, fertilisers and other commodities from ports for industries in Chhattisgarh.

He will also dedicate to the nation a 17 km long new railway line connecting Keoti - Antagarh. Developed at a cost of Rs. 290 crores, the new railway line will provide connectivity to Bhilai Steel Plant with Iron Ore Mines of Dalli Rajhara and Rowghat areas and will link remote areas of southern Chhattisgarh passing through dense forests.

He will inagurate a bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation with a capacity of 60,000 metric tonne per annum at Korba, constructed at a cost of over Rs 130 crores. Her will also kickstart distribution of 75 lakh cards to the beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat.

In Goarkhpur, he will visit the Gita Press and release the Chitramaya Shiva Purana granth during the programme. The Prime Minister will also visit the Leela Chitra temple in the Gita Press.

Modi will flag off two Vande Bharat trains from Gorakhpur Railway station. These are the Gorakhpur – Lucknow Vande Bharat Express and Jodhpur – Ahmedabad (Sabarmati) Vande Bharat Express.

Gorakhpur – Lucknow Vande Bharat Express will pass through Ayodhya and will improve connectivity to important cities in the state and also give a fillip to tourism. Jodhpur – Sabarmati Vande Bharat Express will improve connectivity to famous places such as Jodhpur, Abu Road, Ahmedabad and will boost socio- economic development in the region.

He will lay the foundation stone of Gorakhpur Railway Station redevelopment. The station will be redeveloped at a cost of around Rs. 498 crore and will provide world-class passenger amenities.

During the public programme in Varanasi, Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 12100 crore.

He will inaugurate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction - Son Nagar railway line of Dedicated Freight Corridor. Built at a cost of more Rs 6760 crore, the new line will facilitate faster and efficient movement of goods.He will also dedicate to nation three railway lines whose electrification or doubling has been completed at a cost of more than 990 crore. These include Ghazipur city - Aunrihar rail line, Aunrihar- Jaunpur rail line and Bhatni- Aunrihar rail line. These projects have helped in achieving 100% electrification of railway lines in Uttar Pradesh.

Modi will dedicate to the nation the four-lane widening of Varanasi-Jaunpur section of NH-56, which has been completed at a cost of more than Rs 2750 crore, making travel from Varanasi to Lucknow easier and faster.

Among the multiple projects in Varanasi that will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister are construction and renovation of 18 PWD roads; International Girls Hostel building constructed at BHU campus; Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET)- Vocational Training Centre at village Karsara; Residential buildings and amenities in Police station Sindhaura, PAC Bhullanpur, Fire station Pindra and Govt residential school Tarsada; Economic Offences Research Organization building; Sewer line from Mohan Katra to Konia Ghat and a modern septage management system in village Ramna; 30 double-sided backlit LED unipoles; a cow dung-based bio-gas plant at NDDB Milk plant Ramnagar; and a unique floating changing rooms jetty at Dashashwamedh ghat which will facilitate the bathing of devotees in river Ganga.

The projects whose foundation stone will be laid by the Prime Minister include construction of 3 two-lane rail over bridge (ROB) near Chaukhandi, Kadipur and Hardattapur railway stations; Construction of Vyasnagar - Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Junction rail flyover; and construction and renovation of 15 PWD roads. These projects will be developed at a cumulative cost of about Rs 780 crore.

He will also lay the foundation stone of 192 rural drinking water schemes, to be built at a cost of more than Rs 550 crore, under the Jal Jeevan Mission. It will provide pure drinking water to 7 lakh people in 192 villages.

Modi will also lay the foundation stone of redesigning and redevelopment of Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghats. The redevelopment ghats will have provision of public conveniences, waiting areas, wood storage, waste disposal and eco-friendly cremation pyres.

Other projects whose foundation state will be laid include floating changing room jetties at six religiously significant bathing ghats on the Ganga in Varanasi on the lines of floating changing room jetties of Dashashwamedh Ghat and construction of students hostel at CIPET campus Karsara.

During the programme, he will distribute the loans of PMSVANidhi, keys of PMAY Rural houses and Ayushman Bharat cards to the beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh. This will kickstart the Grih Pravesh of 5 lakh PMAY beneficiaries, distribution of 1.25 lakh PMSVANidhi loans to eligible beneficiaries and distribution of 2.88 crore Ayushman cards.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for several crucial infrastructure development projects in Telangana worth around Rs. 6,100 crores.

He will lay the foundation stone for 176 km long National Highway projects worth over Rs. 5,550 crores. The projects include 108 km long Mancherial – Warangal section of Nagpur-Vijayawada Corridor. The section will reduce distance between Mancherial and Warangal by around 34 km, thus reducing travel time and decongesting traffic on NH-44 and NH-65. He will also lay foundation stone for upgradation of the 68 km long Karimnagar – Warangal section of NH-563 from existing two lane to a four-lane configuration. This will help in improving connectivity to Hyderabad-Warangal Industrial Corridor, Kakatiya Mega Textile Park and SEZ at Warangal.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Railway Manufacturing Unit, Kazipet. To be developed at a cost of over Rs. 500 crores, the modern manufacturing unit will have enhanced Rolling Stock manufacturing capacity. It will be equipped with the latest technology standards and facilities such as Robotic Painting of Wagons, State-of-the-art Machinery and Plant with modern material storage and handling. It will help in local employment generation and the development of ancillary units in nearby areas.

Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of development projects worth over Rs. 24,300 crore in Bikaner, aimed at enhancing the region's infrastructure and welfare.

He will dedicate to the nation six-lane greenfield expressway section of the Amritsar - Jamnagar Economic Corridor. Spanning over 500 km in Rajasthan, this section which runs from village Jakhdawali in Hanumangarh district to village Khetlawas in Jalore district, is built at a cost of around Rs. 11,125 crore. T

his expressway will significantly reduce travel time and improve connectivity between major cities, and industrial corridors. The expressway will not only facilitate the seamless transportation of goods but also enhance tourism and economic development along its route.

Giving a boost to the power sector in the region, Modi will dedicate to the Nation the phase-I of the Inter-State Transmission Line for Green Energy Corridor worth around Rs. 10,950 Crore. The green energy corridor will integrate about 6 GW of renewable power and help in grid balancing of Renewable Power with Thermal Generation in Western Region and Hydro Generation in the Northern region, thereby strengthening transmission capacity between Northern Region and Western Region.

Prime Minister will also dedicate Bikaner to Bhiwadi Transmission Line. To be developed by Power Grid at a cost of around Rs. 1,340 crores, Bikaner to Bhiwadi Transmission Line will help in evacuation of 8.1 GW of Solar Power in Rajasthan.

He will dedicate a new 30-bed Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Bikaner. The hospital will have a capacity upgradeable to 100 beds. This hospital will serve as a vital healthcare facility, catering to the medical needs of the local community and ensuring accessible and quality healthcare services.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the Bikaner Railway station. To be developed at a cost of around Rs. 450 Crores, the redevelopment work will involve renovation of all platforms along with flooring and ceiling while ensuring the preservation of the heritage status of the existing structure of the railway station.

Foundation Stone for the Doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section will also be laid by the Prime Minister. Doubling of this rail line will enhance connectivity, facilitate easier transportation of gypsum, limestone, food grains and fertiliser products from Bikaner region to the rest of the country.


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