Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Haldwani in Uttarakhand today (30 December) to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore.
Among the 23 projects, the foundation stone will be laid for 17 projects worth over Rs 14,100 crore. These projects cover a wide array of sectors, areas across the state including irrigation, road, housing, health infrastructure, industry, sanitation, drinking water supply among others.
The programme will witness inauguration of 6 projects including multiple road widening projects, a hydropower project in Pithoragarh and projects to improve sewerage network in Nainital. The cumulative cost of the projects being inaugurated is over Rs 3,400 crore, according to a PMO release.
Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project to be built at the cost of about Rs 5750 crore. This project was first conceived in 1976 and was lying pending for many years.
The Lakhwar project is of national importance and will enable irrigation of about 34,000 hectare additional land, produce 300 MW hydro power and supply drinking water to the six states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The projects whose foundation stones would be laid include four laning of 85 km Moradabad-Kashipur Road to be built at a cost of over Rs 4,000 crore; two laning of 22 km stretch of Gadarpur-Dineshpur-Madkota-Haldwani road (SH-5) and 18 km stretch of Kiccha to Pantnagar (SH-44); construction of 8 km long Khatima bypass in Udham Singh Nagar; construction of four lane National Highway (NH109D) being built at a cost of over 175 crore.
These road projects will improve connectivity of Garhwal, Kumaon and Terai region and also the connectivity between Uttarakhand and Nepal.
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