PM Modi’s March 5 Odisha Visit To See Launch Of Projects Worth Rs 19600 Cr

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over Rs 19,600 crore at Chandikhole in Odisha’s Jajpur at 3.30 pm on March 5.

He will fly to Bhubaneswar in a special Air Force plane from Telangana and land at Biju Patnaik International Airport here in the afternoon. He will then proceed to Chandikhol in a helicopter and lay foundation stones and inaugurate various projects related to Oil and Gas, Railways, Road, Transport & Highways and Atomic Energy sectors.

According to official sources, the Prime Minister will inaugurate Indian Oil Corporation Limited Mono Ethylene Glycol project in Paradip Refinery which will further help in reducing India’s import dependency. He will also inaugurate 344-km-long product pipeline traversing from Paradip in Odisha to Haldia in West Bengal. Modi will also inaugurate 0.6 MMTPA LPG Import facility at Paradip, aimed at augmenting the import infrastructure on the eastern coast of India.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation four laning of Singhara to Binjabahal Section of NH-49; four laning of Binjabahal to Tileibani Section of NH-49; four laning of Balasore-Jharpokharia Section of NH-18 and four laning of Tangi-Bhubaneswar Section of NH-16.

He will also lay the foundation stone for eight laning of Chandikhole-Paradip Section.

He will also dedicate to nation, 162-km Bansapani-Daitari-Tomka-Jakhapura rail line. It will not only enhance the existing traffic facility’s capacity but also facilitates efficient transportation of iron and manganese ore from Keonjhar District to the nearest ports and steel plants, significantly contributing to regional economic growth, the sources said.

The projects to be inaugurated in railway sector also include CONCOR Container Depot at Kalinga Nagar, which would boost domestic and international trade. Modi will also lay foundation stone of Electric Loco Periodical Overhauling Workshop at Narla, the Wagon Periodical Overhauling Workshop at Kantabanji and upgradation and augmentation of maintenance facilities at Baghuapal.

Other railway projects, including flagging off new trains, will also be taken up during the visit, it further said.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate 5 MLD capacity seawater desalination plant at Odisha Sands Complex of IREL(I) Ltd. This project has been built as a part of field applications of indigenous desalination technologies developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, it added.

PM Modi is also expected to address a public meeting at Chandikhol, considered a stronghold of the ruling BJD.

After returning to Bhubaneswar from Chandikhol, he will leave for Kolkata.

This will be Modi’s second tour to Odisha after almost a month. During his visit to Sambalpur on February 3, he had inaugurated and laid foundation stones for projects worth more than Rs 68,000 crore. He also addressed a rally at Remed in the western Odisha town, kickstarting the BJP’s campaign in the state.

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