In a massive boost to infrastructure in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, dedicate to nation and lay foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs 68,000 crore in Sambalpur on 3 February.
In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to strengthen the energy security of the country, multiple projects aimed at boosting the energy sector will be announced in the public programme in Sambalpur, Odisha.
Prime Minister will inaugurate the Dhamra-Angul pipeline section (412 km) of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline project. Built at a cost of more than Rs 2,450 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga scheme, the project will connect Odisha with the National Gas Grid.
Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of Nagpur-Jharsuguda natural gas pipeline section (692 km) of Mumbai-Nagpur-Jharsuguda pipeline project.
The project, which will be developed at a cost of more than Rs 2,660 crore, will improve the natural gas availability to states like Odisha, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
During the programme, the Prime Minister will also dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple power projects worth about Rs 28,980 crore.
The projects to be dedicated to nation include NTPC Darlipali super thermal power station (2x800 MW) and NSPCL Rourkela PP-II expansion project (1x250 MW) in Sundargarh district of Odisha.
He will also lay the foundation stone of NTPC Talcher thermal power project, stage-III (2x660 MW) in Angul district of Odisha. These power projects will supply low-cost power to Odisha, as well as several other states.
Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Talabira thermal power project worth more than Rs 27,000 crore.
Strengthening the Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, this state-of-the-art project will provide reliable, affordable and round the clock power contributing significantly to the nation’s energy security and playing a vital role in the country’s economic growth and prosperity.
Prime Minister will inaugurate coal infrastructure projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, including first mile connectivity projects — Bhubaneswari phase-I in Talcher Coalfields in Angul district and Lajkura rapid loading system.
Built at a cost of about Rs 2,145 crore, these projects will boost the quality and supply of dry fuel from Odisha.
Prime Minister will also inaugurate Ib Valley Washery, built at a cost of over Rs 550 crore in Jharsuguda district of Odisha. It will mark a paradigm shift in coal processing for quality, signifying innovation and sustainability.
The Prime Minister will additionally dedicate to the nation a 50-km-long second track of Jharsuguda-Barpali-Sardega rail line phase-1 built by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, with an investment of Rs 878 crore.
Inauguration of three road sector projects of the national highways (NH), developed at a cumulative cost of about Rs 2,110 crore also will be done by the Prime Minister.
The projects include four laning of Rimuli-Koida Section of NH 215 (new NH No. 520), four laning of Biramitrapur-Brahmani Bypass end section of NH 23 (new NH No.143) and four laning of Brahmani Bypass End-Rajamunda Section of NH 23 (new NH No.143). These projects will enhance connectivity and also contribute towards economic development of the region.
Further, Prime Minister will dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of railway projects worth about Rs 2,146 crore.
He will lay the foundation stone for redevelopment of Sambalpur Railway Station, whose architecture is inspired from the Sailashree Palace.
He will also dedicate the Sambalpur-Talcher doubling railway line (168 km) and Jhartarbha to Sonepur new railway line (21.7 km), enhancing the rail network capacity in the region.
Prime Minister will also flag off the Puri-Sonepur-Puri weekly express, inaugurate the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur and dedicate the Jharsuguda head post office heritage building to the nation.
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