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PM Modi unveils infra projects of Rs 27,000 crore Chhattisgarh, ET Infra


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects in an event at Chhattisgarh, worth approximately Rs 27,000 crore, including the NMDC Steel Ltd’s steel plant in Nagarnar.

PM Modi also offered prayers at the Danteshwari Temple in the Bastar region, Jagdalpur after arriving in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

He said, “Dream of Viksit Bharat will be fulfilled when every corner of the country is developed”. He further added “This is the reason why our government has, in the last nine years, increased the expenditure on infrastructure to Rs 10 lakh crore.”

The PM also inaugurated the steel plant at Nagarnar, built at a cost of over Rs 23,800 crore. The steel plant is a greenfield project that will produce high-quality steel and is expected to create employment opportunities for thousands of people in the region.

Other projects dedicated to the nation, unveiled by PM Modi were:

  • Rail line between Antagarh and Taroki,
  • A rail line doubling project between Jagdalpur and Dantewada and
  • The Boridand-Surajpur rail line doubling project.
  • Taroki-Raipur DEMU Train Service.

Officials said these rail projects will improve connectivity in the tribal regions of Chhattisgarh. The improved rail infrastructure and the new train service will benefit the local people and help in the economic development of the region.They said the Prime Minister also dedicated a road upgrading project from ‘Kunkuri to Chhattisgarh – Jharkhand Border section’ of National Highway-43. The new road will improve road connectivity, benefiting the people of the region.

Chhattisgarh is among five states that will go to the polls by the end of the year. BJP is seeking to oust the Congress government in the state which came to power in 2018.

  • Published On Oct 3, 2023 at 02:50 PM IST

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