New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Haldwani in Uttarakhand on Thursday to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of 23 projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore, the PMO said.
The foundation stone for 17 projects worth over Rs 14,100 crore will be laid, and they cover sectors ranging from cross irrigation, roads, housing, health infrastructure, industry, sanitation to drinking water supply.
Modi will inaugurate six projects, including several road widening exercises, a hydroelectric facility in Pithoragarh and improving the sewerage network in Nainital. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said the cumulative cost of the projects being inaugurated is over Rs 3,400 crore.
He is also likely to address people during the program in his election state.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the Lakhwar multi-purpose project to be built at a cost of about Rs 5,750 crore. The project was first conceived in 1976 and was stuck before being revived by Modi’s vision of prioritizing long pending projects.
The project of national importance will enable irrigation of about 34,000 hectares of additional land, 300 MW of hydropower generation and supply of drinking water to Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The PMO said that in line with their vision of improving connectivity in the far flung places of the country, several road sector projects worth about Rs 8,700 crore would be inaugurated and foundation stone laid.
These road projects will improve connectivity of Garhwal, Kumaon and Terai regions and connectivity between Uttarakhand and Nepal. Industrial areas in Rudrapur and Lalkuan will also benefit from improved connectivity, besides improving accessibility to Jim Corbett National Park.
In addition, the foundation stone of several road projects across the state under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana will also be laid by Modi, the PMO said.
The projects include laying of 133 rural roads totaling 1,157 km at a cost of over Rs 625 crore and construction of 151 bridges at a cost of about Rs 450 crore.
The PMO said that the road widening projects would not only improve connectivity of remote areas but would also boost tourism, industrial and commercial activities in the region.
The strategic Tanakpur-Pithoragarh road will now have all-weather connectivity which will facilitate seamless movement of troops in the border areas and better connectivity for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
As part of an exercise to expand the state’s medical infrastructure and provide world-class medical facilities in different parts of the country, Modi will lay the foundation stone of AIIMS Rishikesh Satellite Center and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College in Udham Singh Nagar district. Pithoragarh.
These two hospitals are being built at a cost of about Rs 500 crore and Rs 450 crore respectively. Better medical infrastructure will not only help the Kumaon and Terai regions but also the border areas of Uttar Pradesh.
Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of about 2400 houses for the economically weaker sections in Sitarganj and Kashipur towns of Udham Singh Nagar district. The PMO said that these houses would be built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) at a cumulative cost of over Rs 170 crore.
He will lay the foundation stone of 73 water supply schemes in 13 districts under Jal Jeevan Mission to improve tap water supply in rural areas of the state.
A total of about Rs 1,250 crore will be spent on these schemes and will benefit more than 1.3 lakh rural families of the state.
In addition, to ensure regular supply of quality water to the urban areas of Haridwar and Nainital, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for water supply schemes for these two cities.
Foundation stone will also be laid for 41 acre Aroma Park in Kashipur and 40 acre Plastic Industrial Park in Sitarganj.
Aroma Park will utilize the immense potential of Uttarakhand for the development of floriculture and Plastic Industrial Park will be a step towards establishing the industrial prowess of the state and generating employment opportunities for the people.
Modi will also inaugurate two sewage treatment plants of 7 MLD and 1.5 MLD capacity constructed at a cost of about 50 crores at Ramnagar, Nainital and lay the foundation stone for the construction of nine Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) at Udham Singh Nagar. The project, built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, and a Rs 78 crore project for upgradation of the sewerage system in Nainital, said the PMO.
He will also inaugurate 5 MW capacity Suringad-II Hydroelectric Project constructed by Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVN) Limited at Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district at a cost of about Rs 50 crore.