India’s freedom movement and its history has been a great source of inspiration for human rights: PM
The whole world sees our Bapu as a symbol of human rights and human values: PM
The concept of human rights is closely related to the dignity of the poor: PM
We have given new rights to Muslim women by enacting a law against triple talaq: PM
India has ensured 26 weeks of paid maternity leave for career women, a feat that even many developed nations could not achieve: PM
Cautions against the selective interpretation of human rights The biggest infringement of human rights takes place when they are seen from the prism of politics and political profit and loss: PM
Rights and duties are two tracks on which the journey of human development and human dignity takes place: PM

Namaskar!

Wishing you all a very Happy Navratri festival! Present with me in the program Home Minister of the country, Shri Amit Shah ji, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, Justice Shri Arun Kumar Mishra ji, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai ji, respected members of the Human Rights Commission, Chairmen of the State Human Rights Commissions, respected honorable judges of the Supreme Court, members, representatives of UN agencies, colleagues associated with civil society, other dignitaries, brothers and sisters!

Heartiest congratulations to all of you on the 28th Foundation Day of the National Human Rights Commission. This event is being held at a time when our country is celebrating the 'Amrit Mahotsav' of its independence. Our movement for freedom, our history, is a great source of inspiration for human rights for India and the values ​​of human rights. We fought for our rights for centuries. We resisted injustice and atrocities as a nation and as a society. At a time when the entire world was engulfed in the violence of World War I, India suggested the path of 'rights and non-violence' to the world. Our revered Bapu is seen as a symbol of human rights and human values not only by the country but the entire world. It is our privilege that we are taking a pledge to live up to those values ​​and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi through Amrit Mahotsav. I am satisfied that the National Human Rights Commission is supporting and giving strength to these principled resolutions of India.

Friends,

India is a country that follows the great ideals, values and thoughts of 'आत्मवत् सर्वभूतेषु' i.e., treating all human beings as one. There is no difference between human beings and living beings. When we accept this idea, all kinds of differences disappear. Despite all the diversity, the people of India kept this idea alive for thousands of years. Therefore, when India became free after hundreds of years of servitude, the declaration of equality and fundamental rights made by our Constitution was accepted with equal ease.

Friends,

Even after independence, India has continuously given a new perspective, a new vision to the world on issues related to equality and human rights. In the last few decades, the world was disillusioned and confused on many occasions. But India remained steadfast and sensitive towards human rights. Despite all the challenges, our faith assures us that India will continue to build an ideal society keeping human rights paramount.

Friends,

Today the country is progressing on the basic mantra of SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and SabkaPrayas. In a way, this is the basic spirit of ensuring human rights. If the government starts a scheme and its benefit is available to only a select few, then the issue of rights will definitely arise. And that's why we are working towards the goal that the benefits of every scheme should reach everyone. When there is no discrimination and partiality, and there is transparency, then the rights of common people are also ensured. Addressing the nation on 15th August this year, I emphasized that we have to take the basic facilities up to 100% saturation. This campaign of 100% saturation, as mentioned by our Arun Mishra ji, is to ensure the rights of the person standing in the last row, who does not even know that it is his right. He does not go anywhere to complain and he does not go to any commission. Now the government is going to the homes of the poor and providing facilities to them.

Friends,

When a large section of the country struggles to fulfill its needs, it will have no time, energy or willpower to do anything for its rights and aspirations. And if look closely at the life of the poor, then his life is all about his needs and he spends every moment of his life to fulfill those needs. And when the needs are not met, he cannot even think about his rights. As Amit Bhai just described in great detail, when a poor man is struggling for his basic facilities like toilets, electricity, concerns of health and treatment, and if somebody goes to him and lists out his rights, the poor man will first ask whether these rights will be able to fulfill his needs. In order to provide rights mentioned in the documents to the poor, it is very important to fulfill their needs first. When their needs get fulfilled, the poor can channel their energy towards rights and demand them. And we all are also aware that when the needs are fulfilled, there is an awareness regarding the rights and as a result aspirations also grow faster. The stronger these aspirations, the more strength the poor get to come out of poverty. After coming out of the vicious circle of poverty, he moves towards fulfilling his dreams. Therefore, when a toilet is built in the house of the poor person and there is electricity and gas connection; it is not just a scheme which is available to him. These schemes are fulfilling his needs, making him aware of his rights and instilling aspiration in him.

Friends,

These facilities available to the poor are bringing dignity in his life and adding on to his dignity. When the poor man, who was once forced to go out in the open to defecate, gets a toilet, he also gets dignity. When the poor man, who could never muster the courage to go to the bank, has his Jan Dhan account opened, he gets encouragement, his dignity improves. The poor, who could never even think of a debit card, when he gets a RuPay card, when there is a RuPay card in his pocket, his dignity grows. When the poor man, who was once dependent on the recommendations for gas connection, gets Ujjwala connection at his home, his dignity multiplies. The women, who did not get ownership of property for several generations, have houses under the government housing scheme in their name, then the dignity of those mothers and sisters soars.

Friends,

In the last few years, the country has also tried to end the injustice meted out to different sections at different levels. For decades, Muslim women had been demanding a law against the triple talaq. We have given new rights to Muslim women by enacting a law against triple talaq. Our government has also liberated Muslim women from the obligation of Mahram (husband or a male relative who must accompany the woman, according to Islamic law) during Hajj.

Friends,

There were several obstacles before the women of India even after so many decades of independence. There was injustice towards women as their entry was banned in many sectors. Today, many sectors have been thrown open for women; it is being ensured that they can work safely 24 hours a day. India is giving 26 weeks paid maternity leave to career women when several developed countries are finding it difficult to implement.

Friends,

When the woman gets 26 weeks leave, it in a way protects the right of the newborn child. He has the right to spend life with his mother and he gets that right. Perhaps all these issues would not have found mention in our law books till now.

Friends,

Several legal steps regarding the protection of daughters have also been taken in the last few years. One stop centers are running in more than 700 districts of the country, where women are provided medical aid, police protection, psycho social counseling, legal aid and temporary shelter at one place. More than 650 Fast Track Courts have been set up across the country for the speedy trial of crimes against women. A provision of capital punishment has also been made for heinous crimes like rape. Women have been given freedom regarding abortion by amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act. With safe and legal abortions, the tension of women has reduced considerably and they have been rid of harassment. Laws have also been tightened to check crimes against children and new Fast Track Courts have been set up.

Friends,

We have experienced the potential of our Divyang brothers and sisters in the recently held Paralympics. In the last years, laws have also been made to empower the Divyang and several new facilities have been provided to them. Several new arrangements have been made for them, like making thousands of buildings, public buses and railways across the country accessible to them, creation of 700 Divyang-friendly websites and special coins and currency notes for them. Not many are aware that our Divyang brothers and sisters can now tell the value of the currency note by touching it. Over the years, special emphasis has been laid on their education, skills, institutions and special courses. Our country has many languages and dialects and the same was reflected in our signages. Our Divyang brothers with hearing impairment used to come across signages in different languages in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Tamil Nadu. In order to solve this problem, India has made a uniform signage policy through legislation. Their complete training and the concern of their rights is the result of a sensitive approach. Recently, the country's first sign language dictionary and audio book facilities have been made available to lakhs of Divyang children of the country, so that they can connect with e-learning. The new National Education Policy also takes care of this. Similarly, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act has been enacted to provide better facilities and equal opportunities to transgender persons. Development and Welfare Boards have also been set up for the nomadic and semi-nomadic communities. The disposal of lakhs of pending cases through the LokAdalats has also reduced the burden of the courts, and has also helped the countrymen a lot. All these efforts are playing a huge role in ending injustice in society.

Friends,

Our country faced such a huge pandemic of Corona, a major disaster of the century, which even distressed the major countries of the world. Past experiences show whenever a major tragedy strikes such a huge population, it leads to instability in the society. But what India did for the rights of its common people proved all the apprehensions wrong. Even in such difficult times, India tried to ensure that not a single poor person should go hungry. Major countries of the world are finding it difficult, but India is providing free food grains to 800 million people even today. India has given financial assistance to the poor, helpless, elderly people directly in their accounts even in this Corona period. The facility of 'One Nation One Ration Card' was also started for migrant workers, so that they do not have to wander for ration wherever they go in the country.

Brothers and sisters,

Keeping human sensibility and sensitivity paramount, such efforts to take everyone along has given a lot of strength to the small farmers of the country. Today the farmers of the country are not compelled to take loans from any third person; they have the power of KisanSamman Nidhi, crop insurance schemes and policies to connect them with the markets. As a result, the farmers of the country are producing record crops even in times of crisis. The example of Jammu and Kashmir and North East is also in front of us. Today development is reaching these regions. Serious efforts are being made to improve their quality of life. These efforts are equally empowering human rights.

Friends,

There is another aspect related to human rights, which I want to discuss today. In recent years, some people have started interpreting human rights in their own way, as per their own interests. Some people see human rights violations in some incidents but not in other similar incidents. This type of mentality also causes great damage to human rights. Human rights are grossly violated when they are viewed with a political color, through a political lens, and with an eye on political loss and gains. Such selective behavior is equally harmful to democracy. We find that some people try to tarnish the image of the country in the name of human rights violations through their selective behaviour. The country also has to be careful with such people.

Friends,

Today when it comes to human rights in the world, at its center is individual rights and it should be. Because it is the individuals who create society and the nation is formed through societies. Over the centuries, India and its tradition has given a new height to this idea. It is repeatedly mentioned in our scriptures for centuries. आत्मनः प्रति-कूलानि परेषाम् न समाचारेत्। Do not behave with any other person which you consider is inimical to you. This means that human rights are not only related to rights but it is also a matter of our duties. We should care about the rights of others as well as ourselves; embrace the rights of others as our duty; and should have a uniform and affectionate attitude towards every human being. When this spontaneity is there in the society, human rights automatically become the core values of our society. Rights and duties are the two tracks on which the journey of human development and human dignity progresses. If rights are important, so are duties. Rights and duties should be talked about simultaneously and not separately. It is our experience that rights are ensured if there is more emphasis on duty. Therefore, every Indian, while being aware of his rights, should perform his duties earnestly. And we will have to make constant efforts and remain always motivated for this.

Friends,

It is the culture of India which also teaches us to care about nature and environment. That there is divine in the plant is our ethos. Therefore, we are not only worried about the present, but the future also. We are also constantly cautioning the world about the human rights of future generations. Be it International Solar Alliance, India's goals for renewable energy, hydrogen mission, India is moving rapidly towards sustainable life and eco-friendly growth. I would like all our intellectuals working in the direction of human rights and people of civil society to step up their efforts in this direction. All your efforts will inspire people towards the sense of duty along with rights. With these best wishes, I pause. Thank you all so much.

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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.