New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a host of development projects in oil and gas sector in Assam.
The projects of the oil and gas sector include INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia.
Addressing a rally, PM Modi said that the Centre and Assam government are working collaboratively for balanced development of Assam and North East.
PM Modi also inaugurated the Rs 44.98 crore Dhemaji Engineering College and laid the foundation stone for Rs 54.71 crore 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,” Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
Governor and Chief Minister of Assam, and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas were present on the occasion.
Later in the day, PM Modi will visit West Bengal for the launch of several railway projects in Hooghly.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, and flag off the first service on this stretch in West Bengal.
This 4.1 km extension has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 464 crore, fully funded by the Central government.
PM Modi is also scheduled to dedicate to the nation 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.