PM Modi launches multiple infrastructure projects in Karnataka, Maharashtra

PM Modi travelled to Maharashtra and Karnataka today to inaugurate a key rail and road infrastructure project

PM Modi travelled to Maharashtra and Karnataka today to inaugurate a key rail and road infrastructure project
PM Modi travelled to Maharashtra and Karnataka today to inaugurate a key rail and road infrastructure project

Maharashtra, Karnataka get PM’s infra boost

In a major boost to infrastructural development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated several developmental projects in Maharashtra and Karnataka today.

PM Modi first visited Karnataka’s Yadgiri and Kalaburagi districts and laid the foundation stone and inaugurate various developmental projects related to irrigation, drinking water, and a National Highway development project at Kodeka in the Yadgiri district.

PM Modi reached Mumbai in the evening and laid the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives and inaugurated two lines of the Mumbai Metro and also undertake a metro ride. The projects are worth around Rs.38,800 crores.

PM Modi inaugurated 20 Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhana, which is an effort to strengthen health care infrastructure in Mumbai. This novel initiative provides essential medical services like health checkups, medicines, investigations, and diagnostics completely free, to the people.

Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A & 7, worth around Rs.12,600 crores was dedicated to the nation by PM Modi. He also launched MUMBAI 1 Mobile App and National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1). The app will facilitate ease of travel, can be shown on the entry gates of Metro Stations, and supports digital payment to buy tickets through UPI.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at a cost of over Rs.1,800 crores. The redevelopment is planned with a view to decongesting the southern heritage node of the terminus, augmentation of facilities, better multi-modal integration, and conserving and restoring the world-famous iconic structure to its past glory.

Road concretization project for around 400 Km roads of in Mumbai will be developed at a cost of about Rs.6,100 crore. The road concretization project is aimed to overcome these challenges as it will ensure fast travel along with enhanced security, while also providing better drainage facilities and utility ducts will ensure regular digging of roads is avoided.

PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of seven sewage treatment plants, which will be built at a cost of around Rs.17,200 crores. These sewage treatment plants will be set up in Malad, Bhandup, Versova, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Dharavi, and Worli. They will have a combined capacity of around 2,460 MLD.

In Karnataka, the foundation stone of the Yadgir multi-village drinking water supply scheme under the Jal Jeevan Mission was laid at Kodekal, Yadgiri district. This will be done in a bid to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections to all households. A Water Treatment Plant of 117 MLD will be built under the scheme. The project, which costs more than Rs.2,050 crore, will provide potable water to about 2.3 lakh households of more than 700 rural habitations and three towns in the Yadgiri district.

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated Narayanpur Left Bank Canal – Extension Renovation and Modernisation Project (NLBC-ERM). The project, with a canal carrying a capacity of 10,000 cusecs, can irrigate 4.5 lakh hectares of command area. It will benefit more than three lakh farmers in 560 villages of the Kalaburgi, Yadagir, and Vijaypur districts. The total cost of the project is about Rs.4,700 crore.

[With Inputs from IANS]

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