Modi in Gujarat to inaugurate projects worth over £590m
The projects are pertaining to various government departments, state water resource and water supply departments, roads and buildings and the urban development departments.
Indian prime minister Modi waves at supporters as he arrives for an event organised for laying of foundation stone of various developmental projects in Kheralu in Mehsana district of the western state of Gujarat on Monday, October 30, 2023. (PTI Photo)
INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday (30) reached his home state of Gujarat where he was set to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for multiple development projects worth Rs 5,950 crore (£591 million) in the state’s Mehsana district.
He kicked off his two-day visit to the western state by offering prayers at Ambaji temple in Banaskantha district in northern Gujarat.
He was then scheduled to leave for Dabhoda village in Kheralu taluka of Mehsana for a public function where he will launch various projects and address a gathering.
The projects are pertaining to various government departments, including the Indian Railways, Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation, state water resource and water supply departments, roads and buildings and the urban development departments, a government release said.
The 16 development initiatives to be unveiled by Modi cover the districts of Mehsana, Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Mahisagar, Gandhinagar and Patan, it said.
Modi will inaugurate railway projects, including new sections of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), doubling of Viramgam-Samakhiali rail line, as well as a project for recharge of rural lakes, construction of a barrage on the Sabarmati river, and projects for drinking water and sewage water treatment, among others.
The prime minister will also lay the foundation stones for various irrigation projects, widening of roads and sewage treatment plants.
Gujarat, which Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has been ruling for decades now, will go to general elections with the rest of the country next year.
(With PTI inputs)