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PM Modi dedicates gas pipeline, road and railway projects in Rajasthan, ET Infra


<p>PM Modi (File Pic)</p>
PM Modi (File Pic)

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated multiple infrastructure projects in Rajasthan, including the Mehsana – Bhatinda – Gurdaspur Gas Pipeline, which was built at a cost of about Rs 4500 crore. The move is seen as an effort to advance a gas-based economy.

In addition, he dedicated the LPG Plant of HPCL at Abu Road. The plant is designed to bottle and distribute 86 lakh cylinders annually. The operation of the plant will lead to a decrease in the running of trucks carrying cylinders by around 0.75 million Km annually. This translates to a reduction of about 0.5 million tons of CO2 emission each year. PM Modi also introduced additional storage at the Ajmer Bottling Plant of IOCL.

Transportation in the region will also receive a boost. A 4-lane road on NH-12 (now NH-52) on the Darah-Jhalawar-Teendhar section was inaugurated. Constructed at a cost exceeding Rs 1480 crores, this road aims to simplify the transportation of mined produce from the Kota and Jhalawar districts. In addition, a foundation stone was laid to widen the Railway Over Bridge (ROB) in Sawai Madhopur from two lanes to four, addressing the ongoing traffic jam issues.

Railway connectivity in Rajasthan is set to improve with the prime minister dedicating the doubled Chittorgarh – Neemuch Railway line and the electrified Kota – Chittorgarh Railway line. These projects, costing over Rs 650 crores, aim to solidify the rail infrastructure in the region, while also promoting tourism to the state’s historic sites.

On the tourism front, facilities at Nathdwara under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme were presented. Nathdwara, a significant pilgrimage site for millions following the Pushtimarg propagated by Saint Vallabhacharya, now hosts a modern ‘tourist interpretation and cultural center’. Visitors can now delve deep into various facets of the life of Shrinathji.

In the field of education, the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Kota was dedicated to the nation by the prime minister.

  • Published On Oct 2, 2023 at 03:48 PM IST

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