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PM Modi to launch road, housing, water supply projects in Maharashtra’s Solapur
Major impetus to housing: PM Modi to lay foundation Stone of 30,000 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Maharashtra

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Solapur in Maharashtra tomorrow. He will launch several development projects and lay foundation stones for various Projects.

Giving a boost to road transport and connectivity in, the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation Four Laned Section of Solapur - Tuljapur - Osmanabad of NH-211 (New NH-52). The four laning of Solapur - Osmanabad highway will help improve the connectivity of Solapur, with the important Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

Route Layout of Four Laning of Solapur-Tuljapur-Osmanabad section

Prime Minister will lay foundation Stone of 30,000 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. These will primarily benefit poor homeless people like rag pickers, rickshaw drivers, textile workers,beedi workers, etc. The total cost of the project is Rs.1811.33 crores, out of which total 750 crores will be provided by Central & State Government as assistance.

In keeping with his vision of Swachh Bharat, the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation Underground Sewerage System, and three Sewage Treatment Plants in Solapur. This will increase the sewer coverage of the town and improve sanitation in the city. It will replace the existing system and also connect to the trunk sewers being implemented under AMRUT Mission.

The Prime Minister will also lay foundation stone of the Combined Project of Improvement in Water Supply and Sewerage System, as part of Area Based Development in Solapur Smart City, Augmentation of Drinking Water Supply from Ujani Dam to Solapur City and Underground Sewerage System under AMRUT Mission. The sanctioned cost of the project is Rs. 244 Cr under Smart City Mission. This project is expected to bring significant improvement in service delivery and improve public health enabled by technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens.

He will also address a public gathering in the city.  This is Prime Minister’s second visit to the city. In his earlier visit on 16 August 2014, he laid foundation stone for four laning of Solapur - Maharashtra / Karnataka Border section of NH 9 and dedicated 765 kV Solapur - Raichur power transmission line.

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Prime Minister expresses sadness on demise of Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu
January 21, 2019
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PM Narendra Modi expressed sadness on demise of His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu. The Prime Minister said, “His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu lived for the people, especially the poor and vulnerable. He devoted himself towards alleviating ills like poverty, hunger and social injustice. Prayers and solidarity with his countless devotees spread all across the world.”

Shri Modi said that HH Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu remained at the forefront of ensuring better healthcare and education facilities for the marginalised, adding that “he represented the best of our traditions of compassionate service, spirituality and protecting the rights of the underprivileged.”

Recalling his meetings with HH Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu, the PM added, “I have had the privilege to visit the Sree Siddaganga Mutt and receive the blessings of His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu. The wide range of community service initiatives being done there is outstanding and is at an unimaginably large scale.”