Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs 27,000 crores in Chhattisgarh including the NMDC Steel Ltd’s steel plant at Nagarnar. Ahead of the programme PM Modi offered prayers at the Danteshwari Temple in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
PM Modi inaugurated the steel plant at Nagarnar built at a cost of more than ₹23,800 crore which is a greenfield project that will produce high quality steel. He said the vision of a developed India will be fulfilled when every corner of the country is developed. “Today multiple development projects worth more than ₹ 27,000 crore have been dedicated to the nation and foundation stone laid,” he said.
NMDC Steel Ltd’s steel plant at Nagarnar is expected to provide employment opportunities to thousands of people in the plant as well as in ancillary and downstream industries which will put Bastar on the steel map of the world and provide a boost to the socioeconomic development of the region.
Surajpur rail line doubling project and redevelopment of Jagdalpur Station
PM Modi also dedicated a new rail line between Antagarh and Taroki and a rail line doubling project between Jagdalpur and Dantewara. He also laid the foundation stone of the Boridand -Surajpur rail line doubling project and redevelopment of Jagdalpur Station under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.
During his visit, Prime Minister flagged off the Taroki – Raipur DEMU Train Service. Officials said these rail projects will improve connectivity in the tribal regions of Chhattisgarh and improved rail infrastructure along with the new train service will benefit the local people and help in the economic development of the region. They also said that 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 one of the states that will go for elections later in this year where BJP will be seeking to form its government by ousting the existing Baghel-led Congress government which was formed after the elections in 2018.
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