New Delhi, Feb 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam and West Bengal on Monday and flag off several important development projects.
In Assam, he will dedicate to the nation the INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban in Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village Makum in Tinsukia district at around 1130 hrs.
Mr Modi will also inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College. These projects will usher in an era of energy security and prosperity, and open bright avenues of opportunity for local youth. They are in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Purvodaya to drive Eastern India’s socio-economic growth.
Later, this afternoon in West Bengal, PM Modi will inaugurate several railway projects in Hooghly.
This will be his third visit to West Bengal in a month where the Prime Minister is slated to inaugurate the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, and flag off the first service on this stretch.
This 4.1 km extension has been constructed at a cost of Rs 464 crore and was fully funded by the Central Government.
This newly constructed metro corroder will decongest road traffic and improve urban mobility. This extension will ease out access to the two world famous Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar, for lakhs of tourists and devotees.
Mr Modi will also inaugurate the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram over a stretch of 30 km of the 132 km long Kharagpur-Adityapur ‘Third Line Project’ of South Eastern Railway, which was sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs. 1312 crores. It will help ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight trains on Howrah-Mumbai Trunk route.
He is also expected to flag off the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road section, which is a part of Howrah – Bandel – Azimganj section of Eastern Railway, which has been laid at a project cost of about Rs 240 crore.
The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara (11.28 kms) of Howrah – Bardhaman Chord Line, laid at the cost of Rs 195 crore and the third line between Rasulpur and Magra (42.42 kms) of Howrah – Bardhaman Main Line laid at the cost of Rs 759 crore which serves as principal gateway of Kolkata.
These projects will ensure better operational fluidity, less journey time and enhanced safety of train operations, as well as boost the overall economic growth of the region.