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Shri Modi addresses massive gathering in Pavagadh to mark the conclusion of Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra

I have come to Ma Kali not to ask anything for myself but for 6 crore Gujaratis: Shri Modi


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With the blessings of Ma Kali, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a large public gathering marking the conclusion of his month long Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra. Shri Modi asked the people to pledge that they will not give Gujarat to the Congress! He spoke about the advances Gujarat has made in correcting the adverse gender ratio among other things.

Shri Modi said that he has come to the land of Ma Kali not to ask anything for himself but for the 6 crore people of Gujarat. He sought the blessings of Ma Kali that there is no drought or natural disaster in Gujarat and that there is health and education for all.

Shri Modi said that he took a lot of time to wash the sins of the previous Governments and wondered why the preceding Congress Governments never thought of constructing adequate toilets in schools. Similarly the Congress played politics over reservation but they never bothered to create facilities to study science at the school level for Tribal children in the stretch from Umargam to Ambaji.

He recalled that it was on this land that former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam dedicated 24/7 electricity for Gujarat’s villages to the nation. That time, Late Pandit Naval Kishore Sharma who served as the state’s Governor was also present.

Shri Modi said that every nation showcases one developed part to the world like China does in case of Shanghai or Japan does for Tokyo but affirmed that had our Prime Minister considered Gujarat its own he could have showcased it to people but that has not happened. He further added that in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 120 nations came to Gujarat but has this ever happened in Delhi? He asked the PM why he does not treat Gujarat as a part of India.

He concluded his speech by asking the people to take a pledge that just like Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi said “Meri Jhansi Nahi Doongi” (I will not give my Jhansi), they should affirm “Nahi Denge, Nahi Denge, Humara Gujarat Nahi Denge!” The entire gathering took this pledge!

The programme was attended by a galaxy of top leaders from the BJP. BJP President Shri Nitin Gadkari addressed the gathering and lauded the development work under Shri Modi. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and Goa Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar spoke on the occasion. Other present included National BJP Vice President Shri Purushottam Rupala, Shri Om Mathur, Shri Balbir Punj and Smt. Smriti Irani.

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PM to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam
May 25, 2017
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.