PM Modi To Kick Off Many Projects On 11 December In Maharashtra And Goa

by Arun Kumar Das - Dec 10, 2022 11:30 AM +05:30 IST
PM Modi To Kick Off Many Projects On 11 December In Maharashtra And GoaMajor infra projects in Maharashtra and Goa

In a series of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate various projects including Vande Bharat Express, Samruddhi Mahamarg and Mopa airport during his visit to Maharashtra and Goa on 11 December.

Maharashtra

The PM would lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation projects worth Rs 75,000 crore in Maharashtra.

In the morning, Prime Minister will reach Nagpur Railway Station where he will flag off Vande Bharat Express. Then, he will take a Metro ride from Freedom Park Metro station to Khapri Metro Station, where he will dedicate ‘Nagpur Metro Phase I’ to the nation.

During the programme, he will also lay the foundation stone of ‘Nagpur Metro phase- II’.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Phase - I of Samruddhi Mahamarg, covering a distance of 520 kms and connecting Nagpur and Shirdi.

The 701 Km expressway - being built at an cost of about Rs 55,000 crore, is one of India's longest expressways, passing through Maharashtra’s 10 districts and prominent urban regions of Amravati, Aurangabad and Nashik.

The expressway will also help improve the connectivity of adjoining 14 other districts, thus helping in development of about 24 districts of the state including the regions of Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra.

The Samruddhi Mahamarg will connect to the Delhi Mumbai Expressway, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and tourist locations like Ajanta Ellora Caves, Shirdi, Verul, Lonar, etc.  The project will be a game-changer in providing a major boost to economic development of Maharashtra.

The PM will flag off two metro trains - from Khapri to Automotive Square (Orange Line) and from Prajapati Nagar to Lokmanya Nagar (Aqua line) - at Khapri Metro Station.

The Phase I of the Nagpur Metro is developed at a cost of more than Rs 8,650 crore. He will also lay the foundation stone of Nagpur Metro Phase- II, which will be developed at a cost of more than Rs 6,700 crore.

At Nagpur Railway station, Prime Minister will flag off the sixth Vande Bharat Express, the indigenously built semi-high speed, that will run between Nagpur and Bilaspur.

At the public function in Nagpur, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for redevelopment of Nagpur Railway Station and Ajni Railway Station, to be redeveloped at a cost of about Rs 590 crore and Rs 360 crore respectively.

The Prime Minister will dedicate the Government Maintenance Depot, Ajni (Nagpur) and Kohli-Narkher Section of Nagpur- Itarsi Third line project to the nation. These projects have been developed at a cost of about Rs 110 crore and about Rs 450 crore respectively.

The PM would also dedicate AIIMS Nagpur to the nation for which the foundational stone was also laid by the PM in July 2017.

Goa

In Goa, PM would inaugurate Mopa International Airport developed at a cost of around Rs 2,870 crore. Airport will boost tourism and give fillip to socio-economic development of the region.

Initially, phase I of the airport will cater to around 4.4 million passengers per annum (MPPA), which can be expanded to a saturation capacity of 33 MPPA.

The airport will boost socio-economic development of the state and serve the needs of the tourism industry. It has the potential of serving as a key logistics hub, directly connecting many domestic and international destinations. It is also planned for the airport to have multi-modal connectivity.

While being a world-class airport, the airport will also provide visitors a feel and experience of Goa. The airport has extensively used Azulejos tiles, which are native to Goa.

The food court also recreates the charm of a typical Goan café. It will also have a designated area for a curated flea market where local artisans and craftsmen will be encouraged to display and market their wares.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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