Posted: Fri 11/11/22 09:38 AM Updated
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start today on a two-day visit to four southern states to launch various development projects worth more than Rs 25,000 crore.
Prime Minister Modi will visit Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on November 11-12.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Prime Minister will pay tribute to the statue of the holy poet Sri Kanaka Dasa and Maharshi Valmiki at Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, on November 11 at around 9.45am.
At around 10.20am, he will be dropped off at KSR railway station in Bangalore for Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan Train.
At around 11:30 am, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport. Thereafter, at around 12 noon, he will unveil the 108-foot bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, followed by a public event in Bangalore at around 12:30 am. At around 3.30pm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 36th Graduation Ceremony of Gandhigram Rural College in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.
The Prime Minister will unveil and lay the foundation stone for several projects in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on November 12 at around 10.30am. At around 3:30 pm, he will visit the RFCL factory in Ramagundam, Telangana. Thereafter, at around 4.15pm, the Prime Minister will unveil and lay the foundation stone for several projects in Ramagundam.
PM in Bangalore, Karnataka
The Prime Minister will inaugurate Terminal 2 of Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport at a cost of around Rs 5,000 crore. According to the PMO, the terminal will double the airport’s passenger throughput from about 25 million currently, to 50-60 million a year.
Terminal 2 is designed to pay homage to the garden city of Bangalore, and the passenger experience is designed to “walk in the garden”. Passengers will travel through more than 10,000 square meters of green walls, sky gardens and outdoor gardens.
“The airport has established a benchmark for sustainability, using 100% renewable energy throughout the campus. The design of Terminal 2 incorporates sustainability principles. Based on sustainability initiatives, Terminal 2 will be the largest in the world Terminal, pre-certified platinum by the US GBC (Green Building Council) before starting operations. The theme of ‘Naurasa’ incorporates all commissioned artworks for Terminal 2. The artworks reflect the state of Karnataka heritage and culture and the wider Indian ethos,” the PMO said.
Overall, the design and architecture of Terminal 2 was influenced by four guiding principles: Terminal in a Garden, Sustainability, Technology, and Art and Culture.
The Prime Minister will announce the Chennai-Mysore Vander Barrat Express. Bangalore at Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station. This will be the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first of its kind in South India.
“It will enhance the connectivity between Chennai’s industrial hub and Bengaluru’s technology and entrepreneurship hub and the famous tourist city of Mysore,” said the PMO.
The Prime Minister will also drop off the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra train at KSR railway station in Bangalore. Karnataka is the first state to ride this train under the Bharat Gaurav scheme, where the Karnataka government and the Ministry of Railways are working together to send pilgrims from Karnataka to Kashgar.
“Comfortable accommodation and guidance to visit Kashgar, Ayodhya and Prayagraj will be provided for pilgrims,” the PMO said.
The Prime Minister will unveil a 108-meter bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda. It was built to commemorate the contribution of the city’s founder, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, to the development of Bangalore.
“Conceived and sculpted by Ram V Sutar of Unity Statue, 98 tonnes of bronze and 120 tonnes of steel were used to create this statue,” said PMO.
Prime Minister of Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate himself to the country, laying the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 10,500 crore. He will lay the cornerstone for the Andhra Pradesh portion of the six-lane greenfield Raipur-Vishakhapatnam Economic Corridor. The construction cost will exceed Rs 3,750 crore.
“The Economic Corridor will provide faster connectivity between industrial nodes in Chhattisgarh and Odisha with Visakhapatnam Port and Chennai-Kolkata National Highway. It will also improve connections with Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Connectivity of state tribes and backward areas. The prime minister will also lay the cornerstone for a dedicated port road for Visakhapatnam from the monastery junction to the Siranagar junction. It will ease Visakha by segregating local and port cargo traffic Traffic congestion in Putnam City,” the PMO said.
He will also work on the country, Narasannapeta to Pathapatnam section of NH-326A as part of the Srikakulam-Gajapati corridor, which will cost over Rs 200 crore to construct.
The Prime Minister will be working on the state, the U-field onshore deepwater block project at ONGC in Andhra Pradesh, with a development cost of over Rs 2,900 crore. This is the deepest natural gas discovery at the project, with a gas production potential of approximately 3 million standard cubic meters per day (MMSCMD). He will lay the cornerstone for GAIL’s Srikakulam Angul gas pipeline project, which has a capacity of about 6.65 MMSCMD.
“The total construction cost of this 745km pipeline will exceed Rs 2,650 crore. As part of the Natural Gas Grid (NGG), the pipeline will create vital infrastructure for households, industries in various districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha , commercial units and the automotive sector. The pipeline will supply gas to the urban gas distribution network in the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh,” the PMO said.
The Prime Minister will lay the groundwork for the reconstruction of Visakhapatnam Railway Station at a cost of about Rs 450 crore. The rebuilt station can handle 75,000 passengers per day and will improve the passenger experience by providing modern facilities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the modernization and upgrading of the Visakhapatnam fishing port. The total cost of the project is about Rs 1.5 crore.
“The upgrade and modernisation of the fishing port will double its handling capacity from 150 tonnes per day to approximately 300 tonnes per day, providing modern infrastructure such as safe landing and berthing, reducing turnaround time at the terminal, reducing waste and helping to improve Price fulfillment,” the PMO said.
PM of Ramagondan, Telangana
PM Modi will contribute and lay the foundation stone for several projects worth over Rs 950 crore in Ramagundam. He will dedicate the fertilizer plant in Ramagundam to the nation.
“The cornerstone of the Ramagundam project was also laid by the Prime Minister on August 7, 2016. The impetus for the revival of the fertilizer plant is the Prime Minister’s vision to achieve self-sufficiency in urea production. The Ramagundam plant will produce 12.7 LMT of homegrown neem-coated urea per annum,” it said Say.
The project is led by Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL), a joint venture between National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), Engineers of India Limited (EIL) and Fertilizers of India Limited (FCIL). RFCL was entrusted with building a new ammonia urea plant with an investment of over Rs 6,300 crore. Gas from the RFCL plant will be supplied via the Jagdishpur – Phulpur-Haldia pipeline.
The Prime Minister will dedicate the Bhadrachalam Road-Sattupalli railway line costing about Rs 1,000 crore to the country. He will also lay the cornerstone for various road projects worth more than Rs. 22 billion, namely Medak-Siddipet-Elkathurthy section of NH-765DG; Bodhan-Basar-Bhainsa section of NH-161BB; Sironcha to Mahadevpur section of NH-353C.
Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu Gandhigram
The Prime Minister will speak at the 36th Graduation Ceremony of Gandhi Gram Rural College. More than 2,300 students from the 2018-19 and 2019-20 cohorts will receive their degrees at Commencement.