The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation projects worth more than Rs 13,500 crore, in sectors like road, rail, petroleum and natural gas and higher education. During the programme, he also flagged off a train service through video conferencing.
He laid the foundation stone of key road projects that are part of the Nagpur - Vijayawada Economic Corridor.
Many such road connectivity projects have been launched which will bring huge changes in the lives of people, said PM Modi in his speech at the event. He said, "Through the Nagpur-Vijayawada corridor, the commute to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra is going to get convenient. Because of this, in these three states trade, tourism and industry would be boosted. Economic hubs have been identified in this corridor."
"The projects include - 108 km long 'four-lane access controlled Greenfield highway from Warangal to Khammam section of NH-163G' and 90 km long 'four-lane access controlled greenfield highway from Khammam to Vijayawada section of NH-163G. These road projects will be developed at a total cost of about Rs 6400 crore. The projects will reduce travel distance between Warangal and Khammam by about 14 km; and between Khammam and Vijayawada by about 27 km," an official statement issued by PMO said.
Modi announced that the centre has decided to establish a National Turmeric Board, "looking at the necessity of Turmeric farmers and future opportunities."
"India is a prime producer, consumer and exporter of Turmeric. Farmers of Telangana produce turmeric in huge quantities. Today it is important to pay more attention professionally and take an initiative in the value chain of turmeric, from production to export," he said.
Apart from this, PM Modi dedicated to the nation a road project - 'four laning of 59 km long Suryapet to Khammam section of NH-365BB' which is built at a cost of about Rs 2,460 crore.
"The project is a part of Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam Corridor and is developed under Bharatmala Pariyojana. It will also provide better connectivity to Khammam district and coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh," an official statement said.
During the project, the Prime Minister dedicated '37 Kms of Jaklair - Krishna New Railway Line'. Built at a cost of more than Rs 500 crore, the new rail line section brings areas of the backward district of Narayanpet for the first time onto the Railway Map.
He also flagged off the inaugural Hyderabad (Kacheguda) - Raichur - Hyderabad (Kacheguda) train service from Krishna station via video conferencing. The train service will connect Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, and Narayanpet districts in Telangana with Raichur district in Karnataka.
PMO said that the service will provide first-time rail connectivity to several new areas in the backward districts of Mahabubnagar and Narayanpet, benefiting students, daily commuters, labourers, and the local handloom industry in the region.
The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation 'Hassan-Cherlapalli LPG Pipeline Project'. Built at a cost of about Rs 2170 crore, the LPG pipeline, from Hassan in Karnataka to Cherlapalli (a suburb of Hyderabad), provides a safe, cost-efficient, and eco-friendly mode of LPG transportation and distribution in the region," PMO said.
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of the 'Multi-Product Petroleum Pipeline of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) from Krishnapatnam to Hyderabad (Malkapur)'.
"The 425-kilometre pipeline will be built at a cost of Rs 1940 crore. The pipeline will provide a safe, faster, efficient and environmentally friendly mode of petroleum products in the region," an official statement said.
Prime Minister Modi also launched 'five new buildings of the University of Hyderabad' i.e, School of Economics; School of Mathematics and Statistics; School of Management Studies; Lecture Hall Complex - III; and Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication.
"The upgradation of infrastructure at the University of Hyderabad is a step towards providing improved facilities and amenities to the students and faculty," an official statement said.
(With inputs from ANI)
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