Chief Minister inaugurates New Birla Century Textile Mill at Jhagadia

Published By : Admin | October 23, 2009 | 05:02 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated state-of-the-art new Birla Century Textile mill at Jhagadia in Bharuch district. Birla Century is a division of Century Textiles and industries Limited. It covers wide range of products that include Shirtings, Suitings, Fancy and Finer Fabrics, Bed and Cover, Bed Linen and ready to wear garments.

Birla Century is spread over 100 acres of land.The total constructed area of the mill covers about 45 acres of land. Another 40 acres has been utilized for landscaping. The mill has a capacity of producing around 25 million meters of high quality fine and super fine 100% cotton fabrics. The mill has been relocated here from Maharashtra with investment of Rs. 850 crore. It will provide employment to about 1,000 persons.

Commenting on the opening of the mill Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla said, “We are extremely thankful to the Gujarat Govt. especially Mr. Narendra Modi for supporting our endeavors in continuing the legacy of the Birla Group. We expect Birla Century to have a turnover of about Rs. 500 crore with around 50% of earnings coming from exports to countries like USA, UK, Europe and Japan.”

Set up with an investment of about Rs. 850 crore Birla Century has state-of-the-art machines with about 95% of them imported from countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and USA. Birla Century also has an Effluent Treatment Plant with zero discharge and a captive power plant generating energy from piped natural gas.

CTIL Chairman Mr. B K Birla, Shri Saurabh Patel, Minister of State for Finance & Energy, Mrs. Sarala Birla, Mrs. Rajashree Birla and Mrs. Neerja Birla were also present in the function.

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PM flags off Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
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PM takes a ride in Ahmedabad Metro

The Prime Minister flagged off the Ahmedabad Metro Rail project and took a metro ride from Kalupur station to Doordarshan Kendra metro station today.

On the second day of his Gujarat visit, the Prime Minister waved the green flag for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project. The Prime Minister arrived at Kalupur Station after taking a ride in the brand new Vande Bharat Express 2.0 from Gandhinagar Station. The Prime Minister also witnessed a Metro Rail exhibition that was put up on the occasion.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel, Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvrat, and Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.

During the ride in the Metro, the Prime Minister travelled with students, sportspersons and common commuters. He interacted with them. Many of them took his autograph.

The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project is a monumental boost to multimodal infrastructure connectivity. Phase-I of the Ahmedabad Metro project comprises about 32 km of the East-West corridor from Apparel Park to Thaltej and the North-South corridor between Motera to Gyaspur. The Thaltej-Vastral route in the East-West corridor has 17 stations. This corridor also has a 6.6 km underground section with four stations. The 19 km North-South corridor that connects Gyaspur to Motera Stadium has 15 stations. The entire Phase 1 project is built at a cost of more than ₹12,900 crores.

Ahmedabad Metro is a massive state of art infrastructure project involving underground tunnels, viaducts & bridges, elevated and underground station buildings, ballastless rail tracks and driverless train operation compliant rolling stock etc. The metro train set is equipped with an energy-efficient propulsion system which can save about 30-35% of energy consumption. The train has a state of art suspension system providing a very smooth riding experience to passengers.