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Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar District

CM addresses massive public gatherings, takes UPA head on over their anti-people policies

Let us compete on development, let people see who has done a better job: Shri Modi challenges Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

Sonia Ji says whatever development in Gujarat, that happened due to Congress. Next time she may as well say it was Ahmed Bhai who built Ahmedabad

Congress and UPA not only enemies of the nation but also enemies of the poor! Says Shri Modi

Gone are the days when Delhi Sultanate can take Gujarat for a ride! Says CM

Bearing the blistering heat, thousands and thousands of people came out to extend their support to the Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra as it covered parts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Mehsana Districts. Shri Narendra Modi addressed mammoth public meetings in Nikol (Ahmedabad District), Dahegam, Mansa (Gandhinagar District), Gozaria (Mehsana District) and Kalol.

Shri Modi took on the UPA on a series of issues and asked the Prime Minister to compete on the issue of development and then let the people see who is performing better! The Chief Minister said that Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi came to Rajkot and said that there is no development in Gujarat. She further said that whatever development did happen is due to the Congress rule. Shri Modi expressed surprise at this and remarked that he fears that on her visit to Ahmedabad, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi will say that it was Ahmed Bhai (referring to Mr. Ahmed Patel) who set up Ahmedabad! Shri Modi stated that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is unaware that this development in Gujarat is due to its 6 crore people.

Shri Modi came down heavily on the Congress and the Centre for obstructing the Gujarat Government’s efforts to give pipeline gas to the people. He said that Congress keeps giving examples of 3 cylinders cap, here Gujarat can save 3.5 crore cylinders but the anti-Gujarat Government in Delhi issues an order preventing the Gujarat Government to continue their initiative of giving piped gas. Shri Modi said that not only are they enemies of the nation but also enemies of the poor. He affirmed that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is clearly unaware of the development journey of Gujarat.

Putting a direct challenge to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Shri Modi asked the PM to compete with Gujarat on issue of development. "You build roads, I also build roads, you build canals and I also do the same, you build hospitals and I build hospitals too.   Let the people see it... whoever has done a better job, people will accept him," he said, adding "...but they don't want to have a competition for development with me. They only want to do sloganeering," Shri Modi categorically said that gone are the days when the Delhi Sultanate can take Gujarat for a ride!

He remarked that for the last 8 years there has been no good news coming from Delhi. Shri Modi stated that what Gujarat wants is peace, unity and brotherhood. He came down heavily on the UPA for the coal scam as well.

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PM to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam
May 25, 2017
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Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation: PM to inaugurate India’s longest bridge
Dhola-Sadia Bridge to provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure
Dhola-Sadia Bridge to give a major boost to overall economic development in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation when Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the country’s longest river bridge –the Dhola- Sadiya Bridge in Assam tomorrow. This new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge will fill a huge connectivity gap that has existed in the region. Till now, the only means to cross the Brahmaputra at this location has been by ferry only in day-time and even this is not possible during floods. The last bridge over the Brahmaputra was the Kalia Bhomora Bridge at Tejpur. This will however change from tomorrow with the Dhola-Sadiya bridge ensuring 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

The bridge will also reduce the distance from Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 KM. The travel time between the two places will come down from the current six hours to just one hour – a total five hour reduction. This will result in saving of petrol and diesel worth Rs 10 Lakh per day.

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge promises to usher in prosperity in the North-East. It will provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure. This bridge will also give a major boost to overall economic development of the areas north of Brahmaputra in upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It will also cater to the strategic requirements of the country in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, besides facilitating numerous hydro power projects coming up in the state , as it is the most sought after route for various power project developers.

The total length of the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge project, including the approach roads on each side, is 28.50 km. The length of the bridge itself is 9.15 Km. It has been constructed on BOT Annuity basis at a total cost of Rs 2,056 crore, as part of the Arunachal Package of Roads and Highways under the Ministry’s SPECIAL ACCELERATED ROAD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME for NORTH EAST (SARDP-NE). The objective was to bring the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer to each other.