PM to visit Karnataka, Maharastra today to inaugurate various developmental projects

19 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Modi National

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to visit Karnataka and Maharashtra to launch and lay the groundwork for numerous development projects, preparations in both states are in full gear. PM Modi...

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to visit Karnataka and Maharashtra to launch and lay the groundwork for numerous development projects, preparations in both states are in full gear.

PM Modi will visit the Karnataka districts of Yadgiri and Kalaburagi in the morning hours, where he will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate different development projects pertaining to irrigation, drinking water, and a National Highway construction project at Kodeka in the Yadgiri district.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the foundation stone of the Yadgir multi-village drinking water supply scheme under Jal Jeevan Mission will be laid at Kodekal, Yadgiri district, in an effort to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections to all households. The concept calls for the construction of a 117 MLD water treatment plant. The project, which would cost over Rs 2,050 crore, will deliver potable water to around 2.3 lakh families in over 700 rural habitations and three cities in the Yadgiri district.

During the event, the Prime Minister will also officially launch the Narayanpur Left Bank Canal Extension Renovation and Modernization Project (NLBC-ERM). With a canal carrying capacity of 10,000 cusecs, the project can irrigate 4.5 lakh hectares of command area.

PM Modi will travel to Malkhed village in Kalaburagi district in the afternoon to give title deeds (hakku patra) to the eligible beneficiaries of these newly proclaimed revenue villages. The issuance of title deeds to over 50,000 beneficiaries, the majority of whom are from marginalised and vulnerable communities of the SC, ST, and OBC, is a step toward providing formal government recognition for their land and making them eligible for government services such as drinking water, electricity, and roads.

During the programme, Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the 71 km section of NH-150C. This six-lane Greenfield road project is also part of Surat- Chennai Expressway. It is being built at a cost of more than Rs 2,100 crore.

Surat-Chennai Expressway will pass through six states- Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. It will reduce the existing route from 1,600 km to 1,270 km.
Later in the day, PM Modi will reach Mumbai by the evening to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 38,800 crores in Mumbai. He will inaugurate two lines of the Mumbai Metro and also enjoy a metro ride.

To provide seamless urban mobility, he will also dedicate to the nation Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A and 7, worth around Rs 12,600 crore. The metro line 2A connecting Dahisar E and DN Nagar (yellow line) is around 18.6 km long, while metro line 7 connecting Andheri E – Dahisar E (red line) is around 16.5 km long. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of these lines in 2015.

During the visit, PM Modi will also launch MUMBAI 1 Mobile App and National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1). The app will facilitate ease of travel, can be shown at the entry gates of metro stations and supports digital payment to buy tickets through UPI. The National Common Mobility Card (Mumbai 1) will initially be used in metro corridors and can be extended to other modes of mass public transit including local trains and buses as well. Commuters will not need to carry multiple cards or cash; the NCMC card will enable quick, contactless, digital transactions, thereby easing the process with a seamless experience, according to the PMO statement.

The Prime Minister will further lay the foundation stone of seven sewage treatment plants, which will be built at a cost of around Rs 17,200 crore. These sewage treatment plants will be set up in Malad, Bhandup, Versova, Ghatkopar, Bandra, Dharavi and Worli. They will have a combined capacity of around 2,460 MLD.
In an effort to strengthen health care infrastructure in Mumbai, PM would also inaugurate 20 Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhana. This initiative provides essential medical services like health checkups, medicines, investigations and diagnostics completely free, to the people, said PMO statement.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of three hospitals in Mumbai viz 360-bedded Bhandup Multispeciality Municipal Hospital, 306-bedded Siddharth Nagar Hospital, Goregaon (West) and 152-bedded Oshiwara Maternity Home.

Prime Minister will start the road concretisation project for around 400 km roads of in Mumbai.
This project will be developed at the cost of about Rs 6,100 crore. Of the total roads extending to around 2050 km in Mumbai, more than 1,200 Km of roads are either concretized or are in the process of being concretized. However, the remaining roads of about 850 km length face challenges of potholes which severely impact transportation.

The Prime Minister’s Office said the road concretisation project is aimed to overcome this challenge. These concrete roads will ensure fast travel along with enhanced security, while also providing better drainage facilities and utility ducts will ensure regular digging of roads is avoided.

PM will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The redevelopment is planned with a view to decongesting the southern heritage node of the terminus, augmentation of facilities, better multi-modal integration and conserving and restoring the world-famous iconic structure to its past glory. The project will be done at a cost of over Rs 1,800 crore. Further, Prime Minister will also start the transfer of approved loans of over 1 lakh beneficiaries under PM SVANidhi Yojana.

Notably, the Mumbai Police today prohibited drone, paraglider, and remote control microlight aircraft flying operations in the jurisdiction of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) PS, Andheri PS, Meghwadi PS, and Jogeshwari PS, and said that the order will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. to 11 p.m.

As part of the security arrangement, the police have also deployed 4,500 officers in the western suburbs.
The Mumbai Police Department has also announced the deployment of four State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) units, as well as one unit each of the Anti-Riot Squad and Rapid Action Force, in advance of the Prime Minister’s visit to the state.