New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated and laid foundation stone of seven urban infrastructure projects worth Rs 541 crore in Bihar.
PM Modi inaugurated four water supply plans and two sewerage treatment plan and laid the foundation for riverfront development in Muzaffarpur.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the program was taking place on a special day, the birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya, being observed annually as ‘Engineers Day.’
He noted that such projects ensure that access to basic facilities like water and sewerage connection are being taken care of and that every house has a piped water connection in a few years. “I congratulate all here for these new facilities for the people living in urban areas,” he added.
“We are seeing a new urban transformation in the country. Cities which were not on the map are making sure they are on the forefront. The youth from these cities are making a name for themselves. A few years back urban transformation was limited to a few cities but this is changing now,” the Prime Minister stated.
He also said people of Bihar are making their contribution to improve the cities in their state, adding that, “It is important to develop our cities according to the needs of the future. They need to be equipped for the ease of living and the ease of doing business.”
Modi further said, these projects would ensure that untreated water doesn’t flow directly into the Ganga and that villages along the river are also developed as ‘Ganga Gram’.
“As the Namami Gange project makes progress, so are the villages and cities which are near it. Work is being done at a fast pace on all fronts,” he added.
The Prime Minister said the pace of development seen in Bihar under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could not have been imagined a decade and a half back.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Hardeep Singh Puri were among the others who attended the launch of the projects.
The infrastructure projects unveiled by PM Modi, however, will be taken up by the Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (BUIDCO) under the state’s urban development and housing department.