New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam and West Bengal on February 7 to lay foundation stone of key infrastructure projects and launch ‘Asom Mala’ programme for the north-eastern state.
In Assam, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of two hospitals at around 11:45 am and launch ‘Asom Mala’, a programme for state highways and major district roads, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.
“Asom Mala will provide quality inter-linkage roads between the National Highways and the rural roads network as well as facilitate seamless multi-modal transportation,” the Prime Minister Office said in a statement.
The programme is unique for its emphasis on effective maintenance through continuous field data collection and its linkage with the Road Asset Management System, it added.
Apart from this, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of 2 medical colleges and hospitals, which are being set up at Biswanath and Charaideo, at a total estimated project cost of Rs 1,100 crore, the PMO statement read. “Each hospital will have 500 bed capacity and 100 MBBS seats capacity,” it said.
Thereafter, at around 4:50 pm, the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of key infrastructure projects in Haldia, West Bengal.
He will dedicate to the nation the LPG import terminal built by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, which has been constructed with an investment of around Rs 1,100 crore and has a capacity of 1 Million Metric Tonne Per Annum.
It will cater to the growing requirement of LPG in West Bengal and other states in eastern and north-eastern India.
PM Modi will also dedicate 348 km Dobhi – Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline section, which is part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. It marks an important milestone towards achieving ‘one nation, one gas grid’, the PMO said.
On the occasion, PM Modi will also dedicate to the nation the 4 lane ROB-cum-Flyover at Ranichak, Haldia on NH 41, which has been built at the cost of Rs 190 crore. The commissioning of this flyover will result in uninterrupted movement of traffic from Kolaghat to Haldia Dock Complex and other surrounding areas, the statement.
“These projects are in line with Prime Minister’s vision of Purvodaya, of driving growth of eastern India,” it added.