On The Way To Sambalpur In Odisha, PM Modi Tweets; Check The Projects To Be Unveiled
Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Odisha around 11.30 am on Saturday to unveil projects worth Rs 68,400 crore in the state, including the new campus of IIM-Sambalpur.
Taking to X, the Prime Minister wrote: “On the way to Sambalpur, Odisha. I look forward to being among the people there. It is a matter of immense joy that development works worth over Rs. 68,000 crore will be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid. These works are linked to the energy, coal, connectivity, railways and more. The permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur will also be inaugurated, which will improve educational infrastructure as well.”
During this trip, the Prime Minister will dedicate four projects to the nation, inaugurate 10 and lay foundation stone of four more, belonging to the Ministry of Education, Railways, Petroleum, Coal, Power, Posts and Telegraphs and Roads and Transports.
CHECK THE PROJECTS
Inauguration of Ib Valley Washery
Inauguration of 2nd Track of Jharsuguda-Barpali-Sardega rail line Phase-I
Inauguration of 3 road projects of National Highways
Lying foundation stone of railway projects worth Rs 2,146 crore
Inauguration of permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur
Inauguration of Dhamra-Angul Pipeline Section JHBDPL
Lying foundation stone of Nagpur Jharsurguda Natural Gas Pipeline Section of Mumbai-Nagpur-Jharsuguda Pipeline
Lying foundation stone of multiple power projects worth Rs 28,980 Crore
Lying foundation stone of Talabira Thermal Power project
Inauguration of infrastructure projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL)
PM Modi will inaugurate ‘Dhamra-Angul Pipeline Section’ (412 km) of ‘Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Pipeline Project (JHBDPL)’. Built at a cost of more than Rs 2,450 crore under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’, the project will connect Odisha with the National Gas Grid. He will also lay the foundation stone of ‘Nagpur Jharsuguda Natural Gas Pipeline Section’ (692 km)’ of Mumbai-Nagpur-Jharsuguda pipeline. 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 (2×800 MW) and NSPCL Rourkela PP-II Expansion Project (1×250 MW) in Sundargarh district. He will also lay the foundation stone of NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2×660 MW), in Angul district. These power projects will supply low-cost power to Odisha as well as several other states.
He also will lay the foundation stone of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) 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, the sources said.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate coal infrastructure projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, including First Mile Connectivity (FMC) projects – Bhubaneswari Phase-I in Talcher Coalfields in Angul district and Lajkura Rapid Loading System (RLS). Built at a cost of about Rs 2,145 crore, these projects will boost the quality and supply of dry fuel from Odisha.
He will also inaugurate Ib Valley Washery, built at a cost of over Rs 550 crore in Jharsuguda district. It will mark a paradigm shift in coal processing for quality, signifying innovation and sustainability. Prime Minister will 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.
PM Modi will also inaugurate three road sector projects of National Highways, developed at a cumulative cost of about Rs 2,110 crore. The projects include four-laning of Rimuli-Koida Section of NH 215 (New NH 520), four-laning of Biramitrapur-Brahmani Bypass end section of NH 23 (New NH 143) and four-laning of Brahmani Bypass End-Rajamunda Section of NH 23 (New NH 143). These projects will enhance connectivity and also contribute towards economic development of the region.
Further, the Prime Minister will dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of railway projects worth about Rs 2146 crore. He will lay the foundation stone for redevelopment of Sambalpur Railway Station, whose architecture is inspired from 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 Puri-Sonepur-Puri Weekly Express, which will improve connectivity for the rail passengers in the region. This will be the first train to Sonepur district.
PM Modi will also inaugurate the permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur. Further, he will dedicate the Jharsuguda Head Post Office Heritage Building to the nation, the sources added.