Gujarat: From Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a two-day visit to Gujarat, the state where he was born and raised. He will take part in the Navratri festivities as well. PM Modi will travel to Ambaji, Surat, Bhavnagar, and Ahmedabad.
PM Modi posted on Twitter on Wednesday: “I have a number of events in Gujarat that I’ll be attending tomorrow, September 29, and the day after. My programmes are distributed throughout the state and include a variety of development sectors.”
The Prime Minister stated that initiatives relating to urban regeneration, a Biodiversity park, a scientific centre, and Phase-2 of DREAM City will all have their foundation stones set or dedicated to the nation. According to PM Modi’s tweet, “These projects will guarantee a better standard of living for the people of Surat.”
I can’t wait to be in Surat tomorrow, he continued. This city is proof that perseverance can produce wonders. One of Surat’s greatest assets is its diversity; there, people from all states and cultures live and work contentedly.
There will be 3,400 crore rupees worth of national-focused projects.” The Regional Science Centre in Bhavnagar, which the PM emphasised will become an icon of the city, will inspire young people’s interest in science and innovation and have a number of themed galleries, he added.
“A brownfield port project and a CNG terminal are on the way to Bhavnagar. These would have enormous positive economic effects. The water supply initiatives will benefit our devoted farmers. Bhavnagar has an illustrious past and a remarkable culture.
Development projects worth Rs. 5,200 crore will either be dedicated to the country or have the first stone placed at a ceremony in Bhavnagar. Energy, water supplies, and ports are all affected by these projects, said PM Modi.
He will dedicate projects totaling more than Rs 3,400 crore and lay the cornerstone for them in Surat, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). In addition to DREAM City, Biodiversity Park, and other development projects including public infrastructure, heritage restoration, city bus/BRTS infrastructure, electric vehicle infrastructure, and cooperative projects by the federal and state governments, these include water supply and drainage projects.
Additionally, Diamond Research and Mercantile (DREAM) City’s main entrance and Phase-I of the road infrastructure will be officially opened.
The DREAM City project was started with the intention of supplying the expanding demand for office and residential space for Surat’s quickly expanding diamond trading industry. The project’s Phase II will also have its first cornerstone laid by the prime minister.
Along with opening the Khoj Museum at Surat’s Science Centre, Prime Minister Modi will also lay the cornerstone for a biodiversity park that would span 87 hectares. The museum is designed with interactive exhibits, inquiry-based activities, and investigations centred on curiosity.
After that, he would go to Bhavnagar to lay the cornerstone and launch other construction projects totaling more than Rs 5,200 crore. Additionally, PM Modi will officially lay the cornerstone for the city’s brownfield port and the first CNG terminal in history. The port would include state-of-the-art infrastructure for the CNG terminal and will be developed at a cost of more than Rs 4,000 crore.
Modern container terminals, multifunctional terminals, and liquid terminals with direct door-to-door connectivity to the existing road and rail network will all be present at the port. Additionally, the Prime Minister will open a 20-acre regional research centre in Bhavnagar that cost about Rs 100 crore to construct.
The centre features a number of galleries with specific themes, such as the Nobel Prize gallery, automotive gallery, and marine aquatic gallery. Children will have access to the center’s creative space.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for various major projects
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for projects like package 9 of Sauni Yojna Link 2 and the Chorvadla Zone water supply project during the programme. Other projects the Prime Minister will inaugurate during the programme include package 7 of Sauni Yojna Link 2, the 25 MW Palitana Solar PV Project, the APPL Container project, and others.
The 36th National Games will be officially opened by Prime Minister Modi in the evening at a lavish event held at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. He will also address competitors in the National Games from all throughout the nation.
For the first time ever, the national games are being held in Gujarat. From September 29 to October 12, 2022, it will be held. The largest National Games ever will take place with about 15,000 athletes, coaches, and officials competing in 36 sports disciplines from throughout the nation.
The “Swarnim Gujarat Sports University” will be opened at Desar by Prime Minister Modi.
The landscape of sports education in the nation is anticipated to change as a result of this significant endeavour.
The Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express will be flagged off at Gandhinagar station on the second day of Prime Minister Modi’s visit. From there, he will take the train to Kalupur Railway Station.
The prime minister will ride the metro from Kalupur station to Doordarshan Kendra station to officially launch the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project at around 11:30 a.m. At a public event held at the Ahmedabad Education Society in Ahmedabad, he will officially launch Phase-I of the Ahmedabad Metro project at midday.
Later on in the day, Prime Minister Modi will dedicate a number of projects totaling more than Rs 7,200 crore in Ambaji, lay the cornerstone for several others, and perform darshan and pooja at the Ambaji Temple. He would thereafter go to Gabbar Tirtha to see Maha Aarti. The PM Awas Yojana programme in Ambaji includes laying the cornerstone for more than 45,000 homes.
Additionally, as part of the PRASAD initiative, Prime Minister Modi will lay the cornerstone for the construction of the Taranga Hill – Ambaji – Abu Road New Broad Gauge Line and of pilgrimage facilities at the Ambaji Temple.
The new rail line is anticipated to assist thousands of pilgrims who travel to Ambaji, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, and will improve the pilgrims’ worship experiences at all of these holy sites. The development of the runway and related infrastructure at Air Force Station, Deesa, as well as the Ambaji Bypass Road are among the other projects for which the foundation stone will be set.
The 13-km-long New Palanpur-New Chatodar Section and the 62-km-long New Palanpur-New Mahesana Section of the Western Freight Dedicated Corridor will also be dedicated by Prime Minister Modi (Palanpur bypass line). It will improve connectivity to Mundra, Pipavav, and other Gujarati ports as well as the Deendayal Port Authority (Kandla). 734 km of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will be active after these sections open.
The opening of this length will help the economies of Gujarat’s Mehsana-Palanpur, Rajasthan’s Swaroopganj, Keshavganj, and Kishangarh, and Haryana’s Rewari-Manesar and Narnaul.
The widening of the Mitha-Tharad-Deesa Road is one of many other road projects that the prime minister will dedicate.