Share
 
Comments 5 Comments

Shri Narendra Modi interacts with European lawmakers from Belgium, Germany, Britain and Russia

Noted spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar takes part in the interaction

Lawmakers invite Shri Narendra Modi to attend European Parliament and European Business Meet in Brussels

CM talks about various initiatives of Gujarat towards environmental protection and advances in solar and other forms of renewable energy

Lawmakers applaud development journey of Gujarat, congratulate Shri Modi for making the state vibrant without corruption

CM says Gujarat is working on a Rama trail from Gujarat to Sri Lanka, proposes a Buddha trail from Sri Lanka to Gujarat

Shri Modi speaks about the old relations between Gujarat and Russia

 

On the morning of Saturday 9th February 2013 Shri Narendra Modi interacted with top lawmakers from various European nations. The interaction was held via Skype and noted spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar joined the interaction. The European lawmakers are attending the 10th Corporate Culture and Spirituality, India Conference in Bangalore.

The political figures who interacted with Shri Modi are Mr. Joe Leinen (German politician from the SPD and member of the European Parliament who heads the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in the Parliament), Mr. Nirj Deva (Member of the European Parliament and politician of Britain’s Conservative Party), Ms. Anne Marie Lizin (the Honorary President of the Belgian Senate) and Mr. Vladislav Yurchik (leader of “Communist of Russia and Deputy of the Russian Parliament, ‘Duma’), Mr. Valery Sargienko (Member of Siberia’s Legislative Assembly and leader of Communist Party).

The lawmakers invited Shri Modi to attend the European Parliament that will convene in Brussels in November this year. The Parliament will be attended by representatives of over 27 nations. He also received an invitation to attend the European Business Meet in Brussels later this year.

The lawmakers lauded the development journey in Gujarat and congratulated Shri Modi for making the state Vibrant without a trace of corruption.

During the interaction Shri Modi talked about the various initiatives of Gujarat to protect the environment. He shared that Gujarat is the 1st in Asia and among the 4 states in the world to have a separate department of climate change. He talked about Gujarat’s advances in solar energy including Asia’s largest solar park in Charanka and spoke about the Roof Top Solar Policy of the Government. Shri Modi also added that Gujarat is marking remarkable strides in other forms of renewable energy including wind energy.

He pointed that Gujarat is working on a Rama trail from Gujarat to Sri Lanka and proposed a similar Buddha trail from Sri Lanka to Gujarat. Mr. Nirj Deva said that he will talk to the Honorable President of Sri Lanka on the issue.

The Chief Minister pointed out that Gujarat and Russia enjoy a very old relation. He said that Astrakhan province of Russia is a sister state to Gujarat and had sent a delegation to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013. He stated that hundreds of thousands of flamingoes from Siberia come to Gujarat every year and that the State Government has a flamingo city, to which he extended an invitation.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji said that Gujarat has progressed immensely and that there is so much peace and progress under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi.

Explore More
PM Modi's reply to Motion of thanks to President’s Address in Lok Sabha

Popular Speeches

PM Modi's reply to Motion of thanks to President’s Address in Lok Sabha
FIPB abolition to boost FDI inflow: CII

Media Coverage

FIPB abolition to boost FDI inflow: CII
...

Nm on the go

Always be the first to hear from the PM. Get the App Now!
...
PM to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam
May 25, 2017
Share
 
Comments
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.