EYE ON Karnataka POLL: PM MODI holds mega roadshow IN MANDYA


On Sunday morning, Prime Minister NarendraModi held a mega road show in the Mandya district of Karnataka.
A huge crowd was seen gathered to give the Prime Minister a grand welcome as he arrived in Mandya to lay the foundation stone of multiple projects and inaugurate the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway. PM Modi got a rousing welcome as BJP supporters and locals showered him with flower petals and raised slogans during his roadshow.
People lined both sides of the streets through which the Prime Minister’s convoy passed.
The Prime Minister was also seen greeting people and waving at them.During his visit, the Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth around Rs 16,000 crore.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), at around 12 noon, the PM will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of key road projects in Mandya. Thereafter, at around 3:15 pm, he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives in Hubballi-Dharwad.
“The rapid pace of development of infrastructure projects has been a testament to the vision of the Prime Minister to ensure world-class connectivity across the country. Moving ahead in this endeavor, the Prime Minister will dedicate the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to the nation,” the PMO said in a statement.
The project involves the 6-laning of the Bengaluru-Nidaghatta-Mysuru section of NH-275. The 118 km long project has been developed at a total cost of around Rs 8,480 crore.
It will reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from around 3 hours to about 75 minutes.
It will act as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the region.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the Mysuru–Kushalnagar 4-lane highway.
Spread over 92 km, the project will be developed at a cost of around Rs 4130 crore. The project will play a key role in boosting the connectivity of Kushalnagar with Bengaluru and will help halve the travel time from about 5 to only 2.5 hours.
Aside from this, PM Modi will dedicate IIT Dharwad to the nation.
The foundation stone for the institute was also laid by the Prime Minister in February 2019. Developed at a cost of over Rs 850 crores, the institute currently offers 4-year B.Tech. programs, an inter-disciplinary 5-year BS-MS program, an M.Tech. program, and a Ph.D. program.
He will also dedicate to the nation the longest railway platform in the world at Shree SiddharoodhaSwamijiHubballi Station.