Today, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, arrived to Raipur, Chhattisgarh, to dedicate a number of projects and lay the foundation for a number more, including national highway projects.
PM Modi was welcomed by Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at the airport. For the 6-lane, new-construction Raipur-Visakhapatnam corridor in Chhattisgarh, PM Modi will lay the cornerstone for three national highway projects.
The 103-km Raipur-Khariar Road Rail Line, which was doubled and cost Rs. 750 crore to build, will also be dedicated to the country by the prime minister. He will also dedicate to the nation the Indian Oil Corporation’s bottling facility in Korba, which was built for more than Rs 130 crore and has an annual capacity of 60,000 metric tonnes.
During his Raipur visit, Modi will also distribute 75 lakh cards to beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. He will then travel to Gorakhpur in UP where he will participate in the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Gita Press Gorakhpur.
The event will be followed by the flagging off of Vande Bharat trains at Gorakhpur railway station. From Gorakhpur, PM Modi will travel to Varanasi where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for multiple projects.
Earlier, on Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the venues of programmes and reviewed the preparations ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s scheduled visit on Friday.CM Adityanath inspected Gita Press and the Gorakhpur railway station where Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to participate in various functions.
After inspecting the Gita Press, the chief minister reached the Gorakhpur railway station by the same route through which Prime Minister Modi will arrive. The CM went to platform No.1 at the station and took detailed information about the preparations made so far from the officials of the railway and administration there.
Earlier, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said that he will undertake a visit to four states, including Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Rajasthan, from July 7 to 8, during which he will lay the foundation and dedicate multiple projects worth Rs 50,000 crores to the people.