Lays foundation stone of building for Faculty of Technology, Computer Centre and Academic Block of the University
Releases Commemorative Centenary Volume - Compilation of Centenary Celebrations; Logo Book - Logo of Delhi University and its colleges; and Aura - 100 Years of University of Delhi
Takes Metro Ride to reach University of Delhi
“Delhi University has not been just a university but a movement”
“If during these hundred years, DU has kept its emotions alive, it has kept its values vibrant too”
“India’s rich education system is the carrier of India's prosperity”
“Delhi University played a major part in creating a strong generation of talented youngsters”
“When the resolve of an individual or an institution is towards the country, then its achievements are equated with the achievements of the nation”
“The third decade of the last century gave new momentum to the struggle for India’s independence, now the third decade of the new century will give impetus to the development journey of India”
“Indian values like democracy, equality and mutual respect are becoming human values”
“World's largest heritage museum - ‘Yuge Yugeen Bharat’ is going to be built in Delhi”
“Soft power of India is becoming a success story of the Indian youth”

Education Minister of the country, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji, the Vice Chancellor of DU, Shri Yogesh Singh ji, all the professors, teachers, and all my young friends present at this golden ceremony of Delhi University. When you extended this invitation to me, I had already decided that I must come here. And coming here feels like coming among loved ones.

We were watching this hundred years old documentary to understand everything about Delhi University. Just by seeing these stalwarts, one can understand the contributions made by Delhi University. There are some people sitting in front of me whom I have known since my student days, but now they have become very important personalities. And I had a feeling that if I come today, I will definitely get the opportunity to meet all these old friends, and I am meeting them.

Friends,

For any student of DU, whether the college fest is in his college or in another college, the most important thing is to somehow become a part of that fest. For me too, this is such an opportunity. I'm glad that I have the opportunity to be among all of you in this festive atmosphere as Delhi University celebrates its 100 years today. And my friends, the joy of coming to the campus is truly experienced when you come with your colleagues. When two friends come together, they keep on walking and chatting, discussing things from around the world, from Israel to the Moon and leaving nothing behind. Which movie did you watch...that series on OTT is good...did you watch that particular reel or not... there is an endless ocean of conversation! That's why, just like you, I also arrived here from the Delhi Metro chatting with my young friends. In those conversations, I discovered some stories and also came across several interesting pieces of information.

Friends,

Today's occasion is special for another reason as well. DU has completed its 100 years at a time when the country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav on the completion of 75 years of its independence. Regardless of any country, its universities and educational institutions are the true reflection of its achievements. There have been many historical milestones in the journey of DU in these 100 years. The lives of so many professors, students and many other people have been involved in this. In a way, Delhi University has not just been a university but a movement. This university has lived every moment. This university has put life into every moment. On this historic occasion, I extend heartfelt congratulations to all the professors and staff of the university, all the students and alumni.

Friends,

Today, new and old students are also getting together through this event. Naturally, there will be some evergreen discussions as well. For the people of North Campus, there will be memories associated with Kamla Nagar, Hudson Lane and Mukherjee Nagar. For those from South Campus, there will be stories from Satya Niketan. No matter which year you graduated, two DU alumni can spend hours talking about these places! Amidst all this, I believe that if DU has kept its passions alive in these 100 years, it has also kept its values alive. The motto of the university "Nishtha Dhriti Satyam" is like a guiding lamp in the life of every student.

Friends,

It is often said in our country:

ज्ञान-वानेन सुखवान्, ज्ञान-वानेव जीवति।

ज्ञान-वानेव बलवान्, तस्मात् ज्ञान-मयो भव॥

It means one who possesses knowledge is the one who is happy, who is powerful. And in reality, it is the one with knowledge who truly triumphs. Therefore, when India had universities like Nalanda, India was at the pinnacle of happiness and prosperity. When India had institutions like Taxila, India guided the world in the field of science. India's prosperous education system was the carrier of India's prosperity.

This was the time when India had a significant share in the world's GDP. However, the period of hundreds of years of slavery destroyed our education centers which were the temples of education. And when India's intellectual flow came to a halt, India's growth also stagnated.

The country gained independence after a long period of slavery. During this time, Indian universities played a significant role in giving a concrete shape to the emotional tide of freedom. As a result, a young generation emerged that could challenge the contemporary world of that time. Delhi University was also a major center of this movement. All students of DU, regardless of their course, would be familiar with the roots of their institution. Understanding the past shapes our existence, underpins ideals and broadens visions of the future.

Friends,

Whether it's an individual or an institution, when their aspirations are aligned with the nation's resolves, their success becomes intertwined with the nation's achievements. Once Delhi University had only three colleges, today there are more than 90 colleges. Once India's economy was in a shambles, today it is among the top five economies in the world. Today, the number of female students studying in DU has surpassed that of male students. Similarly, there has been significant improvement in gender equality in the country. This means that the deeper the roots of an educational institution, the higher it reaches the branches of the nation. Therefore, there should be alignment and interconnection between the university and the nation's aspirations for the future.

When the country completes 100 years of its independence after 25 years, Delhi University will celebrate its 125th anniversary. While the objective was India's freedom back then, our goal now is to build a developed India by 2047. If we look back at the history of the previous century, the third decade of the previous century gave new momentum to the freedom struggle. Now, this third decade of the current century will give a new pace to India's journey of development. Today, universities and colleges are being established in large numbers across the country. In recent years, there has been a consistent increase in the number of institutions like IITs, IIMs, NITs, and AIIMS. All these institutes are becoming building blocks of New India.

Friends,

Education is not just a process of teaching, but it is also a process of learning. For a long time, the focus of education remained on what should be taught to students. However, we have shifted the focus to what students want to learn. A new National Education Policy has been formulated with the collective efforts of all of you. Now, students have the great convenience of choosing their preferred subjects based on their interests.

We are continuously working to improve the quality of educational institutions. We have introduced the National Institutional Ranking Framework to make these institutes competitive. This is providing motivation to institutions across the country. We have also linked the autonomy of institutions with the quality of education. The better the performance of institutions, the more autonomy they are granted.

Friends,

The result of futuristic policies and decisions in education is that today Indian universities are gaining global recognition. In 2014, only 12 Indian universities were listed in the QS World Rankings, but today this number has increased to 45.

Our educational institutes are making their distinct mark in the world. Our institutions are rapidly improving in terms of quality education, student-faculty ratio and reputation. And my friends, do you know what is the biggest guiding force behind all of this? The guiding force is the youth power of India, the potential of my youth sitting in this hall.

Friends,

There was a time when students used to prioritize placements before taking admission to any institute. It meant that admission was synonymous with a degree, and a degree meant a job. Education was limited to this extent. However, today's youth does not want to confine their lives to this notion. They want to do something new; they want to carve their own path.

India had only a few hundred start-ups before 2014. Today, the number of start-ups in India has crossed the one lakh mark. In comparison to 2014-15, more than 40 percent of the patents are now being filed. The number of patents being granted has also increased fivefold. In the Global Innovation Index, where India was ranked 81st, we have now moved up to the 46th position. Today we have achieved this position.

I have just returned from a trip to the United States just a few days back. You must have noticed how much India's respect and pride have increased today. What is the reason behind India's increased glory today? The answer is the same. It is because India's capabilities have grown, and the world has gained confidence in India's youth. During this visit, India and the United States have struck a deal called the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET). With this agreement, new opportunities are being created for our youth in various fields, ranging from the earth to space, from semiconductors to AI.

Technologies that were once beyond the reach of India are now accessible to our youth. Their skill development will be enhanced. Companies like Micron, Google and Applied Materials from the United States have decided to make significant investments in India. And my friends, it is evident that the future holds great opportunities for you and how it is knocking at your door.

Friends,

The revolution of Industry 4.0 has also arrived at our doorstep. What we used to see in science-fiction movies about AI and AR/VR is now becoming a part of our real-life experiences. From driving to surgery, robotics is becoming the new normal. All these sectors are creating new avenues for the young generation of India, for our students. In recent years, India has opened up its space sector, its defence sector, and brought about significant changes in drone-related policies. All these decisions have provided opportunities for a large number of youth in the country to progress and move forward.

Friends,

One more aspect of India's journey of development is how thousands of youth and our students are benefiting from it. Today, people from around the world are eager to know about India, its identity, and its culture. During the Corona pandemic, every country in the world was struggling with its own needs. However, India not only fulfilled its own needs but also extended help to other countries.

Therefore, a curiosity has arisen in the world as to what are the values of India that inspire service even in times of crisis. India's growing capabilities, its G-20 presidency, all contribute to increasing curiosity about India. This has created numerous new opportunities for our students in the field of humanities. Our science like yoga, culture, festivals, literature, history, heritage, traditions, and cuisine are now being discussed by everyone. They are becoming attractions for people from all walks of life. Hence, there is an increasing demand for Indian youth who can introduce the world to India, disseminate our creations globally. Today, Indian values such as democracy, equality, and mutual respect are becoming universally relevant. From government forums to diplomacy, new opportunities are constantly being created for Indian youth in many fields. The areas related to history, heritage, and culture within the country have also opened up immense possibilities for the youth.

Today, tribal museums are being set up in different states of the country. The development journey of independent India is visible through the PM-Museum. You will be pleased to know that Delhi is going to have the world's largest heritage museum called "Yuge Yugeen Bharat". For the youth involved in art, culture, and history, there are now so many opportunities to turn their passion into a profession. Similarly, Indian teachers have made a distinct identity for themselves in the world today. Whenever I have the opportunity to meet global leaders, many of them share stories and speak with great pride about their connection to an Indian teacher.

The soft power of India can create success stories for Indian youth. For all this, our universities and institutions need to be prepared, and we need to prepare our mindset. Every university needs to create a roadmap for itself, and determine its goals.

When you celebrate 125 years of this institution, may your count be among the top-ranked universities in the world. Therefore, step up your efforts to achieve this. You will have to work consistently so that future-making innovations should happen here and the world's best ideas and leaders should emerge from here.

But amidst all these changes, don't change completely, my friends. Leave some things as they are. The tea of Patel Chest in the North Campus...noodles...the momos of Chanakya in the South Campus… You have to ensure that their taste does not change.

Friends,

When we set a goal in our lives, we first need to prepare our mind and heart for it. The responsibility of preparing the mind and heart of a nation lies with its education institutes. It is only through the vision and mission of educational institutions that our new generation can become future-ready, possessing the temperament to accept and face challenges.

I believe that Delhi University will definitely fulfil these resolutions as it progresses on its journey. And the way you have taken this journey of the centenary year forward, may you continue to move forward with even greater capabilities, in a more magnificent manner, carrying more dreams and resolutions, and achieving success. May accomplishments continue to touch your footsteps, and may the nation progress with your abilities. With these wishes, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of you.

Thanks!

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar
March 03, 2024
PM to inaugurate, dedicate and lay foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs 56,000 crore in Adilabad, Telangana
Power sector to get a tremendous boost through multitude of projects being taken up in Adilabad
PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of development projects worth more than Rs. 6,800 crores in Sangareddy, Telangana
Projects taken up in Sangareddy encompass multiple key sectors like road, rail, petroleum and natural gas
PM to dedicate to the nation Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) in Hyderabad
PM to witness initiation of core loading of India’s indigenous Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
This will mark a historic milestone in India’s nuclear power programme
PM to inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over Rs. 19,600 crores at Chandikhole in Odisha
PM to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple connectivity projects worth Rs. 15,400 crores in Kolkata
PM will lay the foundation stone, dedicate and inaugurate various infrastructure worth around Rs. 8,700 crores in Bettiah
PM to inaugurate Muzaffarpur - Motihari LPG Pipeline and dedicate Indian Oil’s LPG Bottling plant & Storage terminal at Motihari
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar on 4-6th March, 2024.

On 4th March, at around 10:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs. 56,000 crores in Adilabad, Telangana. Thereafter, at around 3:30 PM, Prime Minister will visit BHAVINI in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.

On 5th March, at around 10 AM, Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) Centre in Hyderabad. At around 11 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth Rs. 6,800 crores in Sangareddy, Telangana. At around 3:30 PM, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over Rs. 19,600 crores at Chandikhole, Jajpur in Odisha.

On 6th March, at around 10:15 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple connectivity projects worth Rs. 15,400 crores in Kolkata. Thereafter, at around 3:30 PM, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth around Rs. 8,700 in Bettiah, Bihar.

PM in Adilabad

At the public programme in Adilabad, Telangana, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple developmental projects related to power, rail and road sector worth more than Rs 56,000 crore. The major focus of the projects will be the power sector.

Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of various projects related to the power sector across the country. Prime Minister will dedicate NTPC’s 800 MW (Unit-2) of Telangana Super Thermal Power Project in Peddapalli, Telangana. Based on Ultra-Supercritical Technology, the project will supply 85% power to Telangana and will have the highest power generation efficiency of approximately 42% among all power stations of NTPC in India. The foundation stone of the project was also laid by the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister will also dedicate 660 MW (Unit-2) of North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project in Chatra, Jharkhand. This is country's first Supercritical Thermal Power Project conceived with Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) of such large magnitude which reduces water consumption to 1/3rd in comparison to conventional Water-Cooled Condensers. The commencement of work in this project was flagged off by Prime Minister.

Prime Minister will also dedicate the Fly Ash Based Light Weight Aggregate Plant at Sipat, Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh; STP Water to Green Hydrogen Plant at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

Further, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Singrauli Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2x800 MW) in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh; Flue Gas CO2 to 4G Ethanol Plant at Lara, Raigarh in Chhattisgarh; Sea Water to Green Hydrogen plant at Simhadri, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh; and Fly Ash Based FALG Aggregate Plant at Korba in Chhattisgarh.

Prime Minister will inaugurate seven projects and also lay the foundation stone of one project of Power Grid Corporation of India. These projects will play a crucial role in strengthening the National Grid.

Prime Minister will inaugurate National Hydroelectric Power Corporation’s (NHPC’s) 380 MW Solar Project at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Around 792 million units of green power will be generated each year from the project.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited’s (BSUL’s) 1200 MW Jalaun Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. The park will generate about 2400 million units of electricity every year.

Prime Minister will inaugurate three solar power projects of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) in Jalaun and Kanpur Dehat in Uttar Pradesh. These projects have a total capacity of 200 MW. Foundation stone of these projects was also laid by the Prime Minister. Prime Minister will inaugurate Naitwar Mori Hydro Power station along with associated transmission line in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of two solar projects of SJVN in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh & Dhubri, Assam; and also of 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation of TUSCO's 600 MW Lalitpur Solar Power Project in Lalitpur district of UP. The project envisages generating 1200 million units of green power per year.

Prime Minister will inaugurate ReNew's Koppal-Narendra Transmission Scheme for evacuation of 2500 MW power from Renewable Energy. This inter-state transmission scheme is located in Koppal district of Karnataka. Other power sector related projects of Damodar Valley Corporation and of IndiGrid will also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

In addition to the power sector, projects of the road and rail sector will also be taken up during the visit. Prime Minister will dedicate the newly electrified Ambari - Adilabad - Pimpalkhuti rail line to the nation. He will also lay the foundation for two major National Highway projects connecting Telangana with Maharashtra and Telangana with Chhattisgarh through NH-353B and NH-163.

PM in Hyderabad

Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) centre in Hyderabad. It has been set up at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad by Airports Authority of India to upgrade and enhance the Research and Development (R&D) activities in the civil aviation sector. It is envisaged to provide a global research platform for the aviation community through in-house and collaborative research to provide indigenous and innovative solutions. Built at a cost of more than Rs 350 crores, this state-of-art facility is compliant with 5-STAR-GRIHA Rating and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) norms.

CARO will utilise a set of comprehensive laboratory capabilities to support future research and development initiatives. It will also leverage data analytics capabilities for operational analysis, and performance measurement. The primary R&D activities in CARO shall include: Airspace and Airport related Safety, Capacity and Efficiency improvement programs, addressing the major airspace challenges, looking into major airport infrastructure challenges, developing technologies and products in identified fields for the futuristic airspace and airport needs, among others.

PM in Sangareddy

Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of development projects worth more than Rs. 6,800 crores. These projects encompass multiple key sectors like road, rail, petroleum and natural gas.

Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for three National Highway projects. The two National Highway projects that will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister include four laning of 40 km long Kandi to Ramsanpalle section of NH-161. The project is a part of Indore - Hyderabad Economic Corridor and will facilitate seamless passenger and freight movement between Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The section will also substantially reduce travel time between Hyderabad and Nanded by about 3 hours. Prime Minister will also inaugurate the upgradation of 47 km long Miryalaguda to Kodad Section of NH-167 to two lanes with paved shoulders. The improved connectivity will boost tourism as well as economic activity and industries in the region.

Further, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the six-laning of the 29 km long Pune-Hyderabad Section of NH-65. The project will also provide improved connectivity to major industrial centres in Telangana like Pashamylaram industrial area near Patancheru.

During the programme, Prime Minister will inaugurate, doubling and electrification of Sanathnagar - Moula Ali rail line along with six new station buildings. The entire 22 Route Kms of the project has been commissioned with Automatic signalling and has been completed as part of the MMTS (Multi Modal Transport Service) Phase - II project. As part of it, six new station buildings have come up at Ferozguda, Suchitra Centre, Bhudevi Nagar, Ammuguda, Neredmet and Moula Ali Housing Board stations. Doubling and electrification work paves the way for the introduction of passenger trains for the first time in this section. It will help improve punctuality and overall speed of trains in the region by reducing the burden on other highly saturated sections.

Prime Minister will also flag-off the inaugural MMTS Train Service from Ghatkesar - Lingampalli via Moula Ali - Sanathnagar. This train service extends the popular suburban train service in the Hyderabad - Secunderabad twin city regions to new areas for the first time. It connects the new areas in the eastern part of the city like Cherlapalli, Moula Ali with the Western part of the twin city region. The safe, fast and economic mode of transport connecting the eastern with the western part of the twin city region will be highly beneficial for commuters.

Further, Prime Minister will also inaugurate the IndianOil Paradip-Hyderabad Product Pipeline. The 1212 km product pipeline with a capacity of 4.5 MMTPA traverses through the states of Odisha (329 km), Andhra Pradesh (723 km) and Telangana (160 km). The pipeline shall ensure safe and economical transportation of petroleum product from Paradip Refinery to delivery stations at Visakhapatnam, Atchutapuram, and Vijayawada (in Andhra Pradesh), and Malkapur near Hyderabad (in Telangana).

PM in Kalpakkam

Marking a historic milestone in India’s nuclear power programme, Prime Minister will witness the initiation of core loading of India’s indigenous Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor(PFBR) of 500 MWe capacity at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. This PFBR has been developed by BHAVINI (Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited).

The reactor core consists of control subassemblies, blanket subassemblies and fuel subassemblies. The core loading activity consists of loading of reactor control subassemblies, followed by the blanket subassemblies and the Fuel sub-assemblies which will generate power.

India has adopted a three-stage nuclear power program with a closed fuel cycle. In the PFBR, marking the second stage of the nuclear program, spent fuel from the first stage is reprocessed and used as fuel in FBR. A unique feature of this sodium cooled PFBR is that it can produce more fuel than it consumes, thus helping in achieving self-reliance in fuel supply for future fast reactors.

With minimised nuclear waste generated from the reactor and advanced safety features, FBRs will provide safe, efficient and clean source of energy and contribute to the goal of net zero. This is an important step for India towards thorium utilisation in the third stage of the nuclear power programme. Once commissioned, India will be the second country after Russia to have commercial operating Fast Reactor.

PM in Chandikhole

Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over Rs 19,600 crore. The projects relate to sectors including Oil & Gas, Railways, Road, Transport & Highways and Atomic Energy.

Prime Minister will inaugurate the Indian Oil Corporation Limited Mono Ethylene Glycol project in Paradip Refinery which will further help in reducing India's import dependency. He will also inaugurate 344 km long product pipeline traversing from Paradip in Odisha to Haldia in West Bengal. In order to augment the import infrastructure on the Eastern Coast of India, Prime Minister will also inaugurate 0.6 MMTPA LPG Import facility at Paradip.

In order to boost road infrastructure in the region, Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation four laning of Singhara to Binjabahal Section of NH-49; four laning of Binjabahal to Tileibani Section of NH-49; four laning of Balasore-Jharpokharia Section of NH-18 and four laning of Tangi-Bhubaneswar Section of NH-16. He will also lay the foundation stone for eight laning of Chandikhole - Paradip Section at Chandikhole.

Expansion of the railway network will also take place with focus on modernising and extending rail connectivity. Prime Minister will dedicate to nation, 162 Km Bansapani - Daitari - Tomka - Jakhapura Rail Line. It will not only enhance the existing traffic facility's capacity but also facilitates efficient transportation of Iron and Manganese ore from Keonjhar District to the nearest ports and steel plants, significantly contributing to regional economic growth. Inauguration of CONCOR Container Depot in Kalinga Nagar will be done with an aim to boost domestic and international trade. Foundation stone will be laid for the Electric Loco Periodical Overhauling Workshop at Narla, the Wagon Periodical Overhauling Workshop at Kantabanji and upgradation and augmentation of maintenance facilities at Baghuapal. Other railway projects, including flagging off new train services, will also be taken up during the visit.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate 5 MLD capacity seawater desalination plant at Odisha Sands Complex of IREL(I) Ltd. This project has been built as a part of field applications of indigenous desalination technologies developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

PM in Kolkata

With a focus on enhancing avenues for ensuring ease of urban mobility, Prime Minister will inaugurate Kolkata Metro's Howrah Maidan- Esplanade Metro section, Kavi Subhash - Hemanta Mukhopadhyay Metro section, Taratala - Majerhat Metro section (part of Joka- Esplanade line); Pune Metro from Ruby Hall Clinic to Ramwadi stretch; Kochi Metro Rail Phase I Extension project (Phase IB) from SN Junction Metro station to Tripunithura Metro station; Agra Metro's stretch from Taj East Gate to Mankameshwar; and Duhai-Modinagar (North) section of Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor. He will flag off train services on these sections. Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of extension of Pune Metro Rail project phase 1 between Pimpri Chinchwad Metro-Nigdi.

These sections will help decongest road traffic and provide seamless, easy and comfortable connectivity. The Howrah Maidan - Esplanade Metro section of Kolkata Metro has the first transportation tunnel under any mighty river in India. Howrah Metro Station is the deepest metro station in India. Also, the Majerhat Metro Station (on the Taratala - Majerhat Metro section being inaugurated) is a unique elevated Metro station across Railway lines, Platforms and canal. Agra Metro’s section being inaugurated will enhance connectivity to historical tourist places. The RRTS section will boost economic activity in NCR.

PM in Bettiah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone, dedicate and inaugurate various infrastructure related projects related to rail, road and petroleum and natural gas worth around Rs. 8700 Crores at Bettiah, West Champaran district in Bihar.

Prime Minister will inaugurate 109 km long Indian Oil’s Muzaffarpur - Motihari LPG Pipeline. It will provide access to cleaner cooking fuel in the state of Bihar and neighbouring country Nepal. Prime Minister will dedicate Indian Oil’s LPG Bottling Plant & storage terminal at Motihari. New pipeline Terminal would also act as a strategic supply point for export of petroleum products to Nepal. It would serve 8 districts of North Bihar i.e. East Champaran, West Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Muzaffarpur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi and Madhubani. The new Bottling Plant at Motihari will also help in making supply chain smoother in feeding markets attached to Motihari Plant.

Prime Minister will inaugurate road projects including two laning of Piprakothi - Motihari - Raxaul section of NH - 28A with paved shoulder; two laning of Sheohar-Sitamarhi-Section of NH-104. Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of projects including construction of six lane Cable Bridge on river Ganga parallel to Digha-Sonepur Rail-cum-Road Bridge at Patna on Ganga River; four laning of Bakarpur Hat- Manikpur section of NH-19 Bypass.

Prime Minister will dedicate, inaugurate and lay foundation stone of various railway projects. Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation, doubling of 62 km rail line from Bapudham Motihari - Piprahan and he will also inaugurate Narkatiaganj-Gaunaha Gauge Conversion among others. Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of doubling and electrification of 96 km long Gorakhpur Cantt– Valmiki Nagar rail line and redevelopment of Bettiah railway station. Prime Minister will also flag off two new train services between Narkatiaganj - Gaunaha and Raxaul -Jogbani.