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Airports, tunnels, hydel project, bridge, AIIMS, Bio Refinery: PM Modi launches a range of development projects in North East

One airport was inaugurated and foundation stone was laid for another in Arunachal Pradesh today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting North East today where he inaugurated several development and infrastructure projects. The prime minister is visiting Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura today, after he attended a rally in West Bengal yesterday. Here are the projects that are being inaugurated by Modi today:

Arunachal Pradesh

Narendra Modi reached Itanagar in the morning from Guwahati, where he unveiled several development projects at IG Park. The prime minister laid the foundation stone for the construction of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi near Itanagar. At present the nearest airport from the Arunachal capital is the Lilabari Airport at Lakhimpur, Assam. In addition to providing better connectivity to the region, the airport will also unravel the tourism potential of the state. The airport will boost the economic growth of the region and will be of strategically important to the nation.

The upgraded Tezu airport was also inaugurated at the event. The airport has been retrofitted and a new terminal has been constructed for commercial operations under the UDAN scheme. Prime Minister Modi said that this perhaps the first time when an airport has been inaugurated and the foundation stone was laid for another on the same day in the same state.

Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. It will provide all-weather connectivity to Tawang Valley for civilians as well as security forces throughout the year. The tunnel will reduce travel time to Tawang by an hour and boost tourism and related economic activities in the region.

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He also dedicated a 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant in Arunachal Pradesh to the nation. The project has been executed NEEPCO, which will harness hydro power potential of the river Dikrong, a tributary of Brahmaputra. This hydel project will provide cheap hydroelectric power to the North Eastern states, which will improve the availability of power in the region.

Apart from these, a dedicated Doordarshan channel for Arunachal Pradesh, DD Arun Prabha was launched by the prime minister at the event. The prime minister also inaugurated 50 health and wellness centers in the state through remote control.

Assam

After attending the event at IG Park in Itanagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Guwahati for next round of events. Assam BJP had organised a huge gathering of more the 3 lakh people to attend the rally at Changsari, in a crucial show of strength on the backdrop of ongoing protests against the government over the Citizenship Amendment Bill. There, he participated in Bhoomi Puja for construction of AIIMS at Changsari near Guwahati. The foundation stone for the AIIMS was laid by the PM last year, and preliminary earthwork at the site has been completed since then. The AIIMS in Assam will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at an estimated cost of ₹1,123 crore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also laid the foundation stone for Guwahati-North Guwahati bridge over the Brahmaputra. The bridge will immensely help the people of North Guwahati, and also help in the expansion of the capital city on the north bank of Brahmaputra. The bridge will be built at a cost of ₹1,925 crores, and 80% of the same will be funded by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). The 1600 meter long bridge has been designed as a Multispan Extradosed bridge.

Prime Minister also launched several oil and gas projects in Guwahati. This included the North East Gas grid, which will ensure uninterrupted availability of natural gas across the region, City Gas Distribution Networks in four districts, Modular Gas Modular Gas Processing Plant in Tinsukia, NRL Bio-Refinery at Numaligarh, and 729 km gas pipeline from Barauni to Guwahati, passing through Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim & Assam.

Tripura

The last leg of PM’s visit to the region will be at Agartala in Tripura. There he will inaugurate the Garjee – Belonia Railway Line in South Tripura. PM will also inaugurate New Complex of Tripura Institute of Technology at Narsingarh. A statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur will be unveiled by the PM at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala.

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