PM Narendra Modi unveils developmental projects worth over ₹1550 crore in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Picture)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a slew of developmental projects worth ₹1550 crore for Odisha. He also laid the foundation stone for the permanent building of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sonepur, to be constructed at a cost of ₹15.81 crores. PM Modi during his visit also inaugurated 6 Passport Sewa Kendras at Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Phulbani, Bargarh, and Balangir.

He dedicated to the nation electrification of Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram and Sambalpur angul lines spanning 813 km completed at a cost of ₹1,085 crores. Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) at Jharsuguda, built at a cost of ₹100 crores was also dedicated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the doubling of 14.2 km of Barpali-Dungaripali and 17.354 km Balangir-Deogaon railway lines, completed at a cost of ₹189.3 crore. It is a part of the 181.54 km Sambalpur-Titlagarh rail track doubling project. Modi flagged off a new train on Balangir-Bichhupali route which would benefit commuters of the region, besides connecting Bichhupali to Jharsuguda and Vizianagaram main line through Balangir.

PM Modi also inaugurated the 15 km-long Balangir-Bichhupali railway line laid at a cost of ₹115 crore. It is part of the new 289-km Balangir-Khurda road line which connects to Howrah-Chennai main line on Khurda Road and Titlagarh-Sambalpur line at Balangir.

A bridge between Theruvali and Singapur Road station, constructed at a cost of ₹27.4 crore was inaugurated on the occasion. The bridge reestablishes the linkage over the Nagavali river, which was destroyed during floods in July 2017.

These apart, Modi inaugurated renovation and restoration works at Nilamadhav and Siddheswar Temple at Gandhaharadi in Boudh, Paschim Somnath group of temples, also in Boudh, and Ranipur Jharial group of monuments in Balangir.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the parents of Doordarshan cameraman Achutyanand Sahu, in Odisha’s Balangir today. Sahu was killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on 30 October 2018.

PM Modi is slated to visit Kerala today, where a series of welfare measures, including the Kollam bypass on National Highway 66, would be inaugurated.

— With Inputs from Agency

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