Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple rail and road infrastructure projects worth over Rs 27,000 crore in Bengaluru today (20 June).
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said, "the foundation stone of 5 National Highway projects and 7 Railway projects had been laid in Karnataka. A significant milestone of 100 per cent electrification of Konkan Railway has been witnessed today."
The Prime Minister said that connectivity by the Bengaluru Suburban rail project would connect Bengaluru city with its suburbs and satellite townships, which will have a multiplier effect. Similarly, he added that the Bengaluru Ring Road project would reduce the city's congestion.
Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the Bengaluru Suburban rail project (BSRP), which will connect Bengaluru city with its suburbs and satellite townships. The project will be built at the cost of over Rs 15,700 crore, envisages four corridors with a total route length of over 148 km.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Bengaluru Cantonment and Yesvantpur Junction railway station to be developed at the cost of around Rs 500 crore and Rs 375 crore, respectively.
During the Programme, PM inaugurated India's first Air Conditioned Railway Station, Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Station at Baiyappanahalli, which was developed on the lines of a modern airport at a total cost of around Rs 315 crore.
The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation the 100 per cent electrification of the 740 km long Konkan railway line from Roha (Maharashtra) to Thokur (Karnataka) by flagging off electric trains from Udupi, Madagaon and Ratnagiri.
The electrification of the Konkan railway line has been done at the cost of more than Rs 1,280 crore.
The Prime Minister also dedicated to the Nation two railway line doubling projects: Arsikere to Tumkuru (96 km) and Yelahanka to Penukonda (120 km), by flagging off passenger trains and MEMU service, respectively.
The above two railway line doubling projects have been developed at more than Rs 750 crore and Rs 1,100 crore, respectively.
Ring road and highway projects
During the programme, the Prime Minister laid the foundation of two sections of the Bengaluru Ring Road project. The project to be developed at more than Rs 2,280 crore cost will help reduce traffic congestion in the city.
Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of various other road projects: six laning of the Nelamangala-Tumkur section of NH-48; widening of Punjalkatte-Charmadi section of NH-73; rehabilitation and upgradation of a section of NH-69. The cumulative cost incurred in these projects is about Rs 3,150 crore.
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of Multi-Modal Logistics Park, which is being developed at Muddalinganahalli, about 40 km from Bengaluru at the cost of about Rs 1,800 crore. It will help in lowering the transportation, handling and secondary freight costs.
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