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PM Modi’s mega development push in Assam, unveils and lays base for projects worth over Rs 11000 crore

First Published: 4th February, 2024 14:04 IST

Besides the Prime Minister also touched upon regional issues like border issue and efforts taken to ensure that peace prevails.

The Centre’s push for development in Assam got a big leap today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid base for projects worth over Rs 11000 crore.

Addressing a mega rally at Khanapara in Guwahati, Prime Minister Modi laid base for-

Kamakhya temple corridor – ₹498 crore

Six-lane road from the new airport terminal – ₹358 crore in Guwahati

Upgradation of Nehru Stadium to FIFA standards- ₹831 crore

New sports complex in Chandrapur (near Guwahati)- ₹300 crore

PM Modi also kick-started the second edition of Asom Mala roads . This phase will comprise 43 new roads and 38 concrete bridges, entailing a total investment of ₹3,444 crore.

Besides, Modi laid the foundation stone for an integrated new building of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, to be constructed for ₹3,250 crore.

PM Modi also laid the foundation stones for the proposed Karimganj Medical College and Hospital, which will be constructed at the cost of ₹578 crore and the ₹297-crore Unity Mall in Guwahati.

PM Modi inaugurated the newly constructed four-lane road from Biswanath Chariali to Gohpur, developed at a cost of ₹1,451 crore, and another four-lane road from Dolabari to Jamuguri, constructed at a cost of ₹592 crore.

Delivering his speech, PM Modi said that the new projects will go the extra mile to boost infrastructure development and connectivity. He said, “”The inauguration of projects worth Rs 11,000 crore, will strengthen the connectivity of Assam, northeast with other countries of South Asia. These projects will increase employment opportunities in the tourism sector.”

PM Modi said that he was blessed to be at the doors of Maa Kamakhya after the historic Pran Pratistha of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He also took a dig at the previous government for ignoring the sentiments and history.

Laying the base for the Maa Kamakhya Divya Lok Pariyojana, PM Modi stated, “Today, I got the opportunity to lay the foundation stone of the Maa Kamakhya Divya Lok Pariyojana. When this Pariyojana is completed, more devotees will be able to come for darshan. This will become the entry gate of tourism in the Northeast.”

The Prime Minister said, “After independence those who were in power for years, even they could not understand the importance of the sacred places of worship. For political benefits, they started a trend of being ashamed of their own culture and history. No country can progress by neglecting its history. But, in the last ten years the situation in the country has changed.”

Besides the Prime Minister also touched upon regional issues like border issue and efforts taken to ensure that peace prevails.

PM Modi informed that his government is committed to resolve the boundary issues and is working closely to make this happen. Besides, the Prime Minister also higlighted about the peace push which according to him has helped in inking a number of key peace pacts and bringing misguided youths to the mainstream.

Regarding the government’s peace push in Northeast, PM Modi said, “More than 7000 youth of Assam have left their weapons & have taken a Sankalp to work for the progress of the country. In a lot of regions, AFSPA has been removed. A country cannot progress with a small target.”

“Now, several areas that were troubled for years are experiencing the establishment of permanent peace. Border disputes between states are being resolved. After the formation of the BJP govt, more than 10 big peace accords have been signed here. In the last few years, thousands of youths in the northeast have given up violence,” PM Modi added.

Speaking about the funds allocated for Northeast, PM Modi said, “In the last 10 years, our government has increased the expenditure on development in this region by 4 times.

After 2014, the length of railway tracks was increased by more than 1900 km. The railway budget has been increased by almost 400% compared to the time before 2014.”

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