PM Modi to launch slew of projects in Gujarat today: Top 10 developments

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah wave at the crowd during the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan in Ahmedabad on Monday. PTI Photo
After the massive rally at Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat on Sunday for the third time this month, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in the Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. 

Commenting on the prime minister's frequent Gujarat visits ahead of the Assembly polls in the state, the Opposition has questioned the Election Commission's (EC's) decision of not announcing the poll dates.

The prime minister had visited Gujarat on Monday when he addressed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at a rally in Gandhinagar. Prior to that, Modi had visited his hometown Vadnagar on October 8 and also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for various projects in Rajkot, Vadnagar, Gandhinagar, and Bharuch. He has been frequently visiting the state, which goes to the polls in December this year.

Here are all the things PM Modi will do in Gujarat during his current visit:  

1) Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615-crore 'roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro)' ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay.

Ghogha-Dahej Ferry Service will boost connectivity and infrastructure in Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/Hed5BoaT9V

Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2017

 
2) The prime minister had called the ferry service, which will reduce the distance between the two towns from 310 km by road to 30 km, his "dream project" while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday. 

Today is special because Phase 1 of the ferry service between Ghogha & Dahej would be inaugurated.

Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2017

Ghogha-Dahej ferry will reduce travel time & also enable movement of vehicles. This project will further Gujarat’s development.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2017

3) The prime minister will travel in the maiden voyage of this service from Ghogha to Dahej and on completion of the voyage, will address the gathering at Dahej. Ajay Bhadoo, chief executive officer of Gujarat Maritime Board, which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by PM Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers. In the second phase, which would be ready in two months, cars can also be carried between the two towns. "It is a complex project which involves complicated marine structure of the Gulf of Cambay, on which it is built. The service reduces the distance between the two towns from 310 km by road to 30 km, which can be covered in one hour," Bhadoo said. 

4) PM Modi will also inaugurate the Sarvottam Cattle Feed Plant of Shree Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd.

At a public meeting in Ghogha, shall inaugurate Sarvottam Cattle Feed Plant of Shree Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2017

5) From Dahej, PM Modi will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for eight different projects worth Rs 1,140 crore. 

In Vadodara, I will dedicate to the nation the Vadodara City Command Control Centre & Waghodiya Regional Water Supply Scheme.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2017

The foundation stone of several development projects pertaining to transport, housing & water supply would be laid in Vadodara.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2017

6) Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao said that PM Modi will dedicate to the people a Rs 100-crore city command and control centre in Badamadi Garden, the Rs 125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking (under PPP), a Rs 160-crore multi-modal city transport hub, and a Rs 267-crore waste-to-energy processing plant.

7) The other projects are a Rs 166-crore water treatment plant, two flyovers collectively worth Rs 265 crore, a Rs 55-crore deer safari park, and a Rs 6-crore veterinary hospital. 

8) PM Modi will also address people at the Navlakhi compound in Vadodara. Modi had last visited Vadodara, a constituency from where he contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election and won by a record margin, on October 22 last year to inaugurate a new airport terminal building and distribute assistance devices to the divyang (specially-abled) people.

9) The prime minister will also hand over keys of houses to beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

10) He will also lay the foundation stone for the capacity expansion of the Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline and a greenfield marketing terminal project of HPCL in Vadodara.


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