PM Modi to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of multiple projects in Dehradun on Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Dehradun on Saturday to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of multiple projects worth around 18 thousand crore rupees. A significant focus of the visit will be on projects to improve road infrastructure, which will make travel smooth and safer, and also increase tourism in the region.
AIR correspondent reports, that Prime Minister will also lay foundation stones for projects related to development of water supply, road and drainage system in Dehradun at a cost of over 700 crore rupees.
This includes the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, which will be built at a cost of around eight thousand 300 crore rupees. It will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours. It will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunanagar, Baghpat, Meerut, and Baraut. It will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor of 12 kilometers for unrestricted wildlife movement. Prime Minister will also inaugurate seven projects, including those which focus on making travel safer by tackling the problem of chronic landslides in the region. A bridge across River Ganga next to the Lakshman Jhula will also be constructed and it will have provision of a glass deck for people walking and will also allow light weight vehicles to move across.
In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to develop smart spiritual towns and upgrade tourism-related infrastructure, the foundation stone for infrastructure development works at Shri Badrinath Dham and Gangotri-Yamunotri Dham will be laid. A new Medical College in Haridwar will be constructed at a cost of over 500 crore rupees.
The greenfield alignment project from Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, connecting Halgoa, Saharanpur to Bhadrabad, Haridwar will be constructed at a cost of over two thousand crore rupees. The Haridwar Ring Road Project from Manoharpur to Kangri, to be built at a cost of over 16 hundred crore rupees. The Dehradun – Paonta Sahib road project is to be constructed at a cost of around 17 hundred crore rupees. The 120 Mega Watt Vyasi Hydroelectric Project, built over River Yamuna at a cost of over 17 hundred crore rupees will also be inaugurated, along with a Himalayan Culture Center at Dehradun.
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