PM in Hazaribag
February 20, 2015
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"PM inaugurates new railway line from Hazaribag to Koderma"
"PM: Government working towards modernization and improved service delivery in the Indian Railways"
"प्रधानमंत्री ने हजारीबाग से कोडरमा के बीच नई रेल लाइन का उद्घाटन किया"
"सरकार रेलवे के आधुनिकीकरण और बेहतर सेवा देने की दिशा में कार्यरतः प्रधानमंत्री"

PM inaugurates new railway line from Hazaribag to Koderma

PM: Government working towards modernization and improved service delivery in the Indian Railways

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said the Government was working towards modernization and improved service delivery in the Indian Railways. He was speaking on the occasion of the dedication to the nation of Koderma-Hazaribag Railway Line, and the flagging off of DEMU train service between Hazaribag and Koderma.

PM Narendra Modi at Inauguration of new railway line from Hazaribag to Kodarma (10)

The Prime Minister thanked the farmers who had given land for this project, and said they had made a huge contribution for future generations. He said the railways were not just a means of transport, but could become the backbone of the Indian economy.

PM Narendra Modi at Inauguration of new railway line from Hazaribag to Kodarma (1)The Prime Minister said Jharkhand should focus on rail and road connectivity for its mineral wealth, in order to boost its prosperity. He urged the people of Jharkhand to provide full support to the construction of railways and roads in the state.

PM Narendra Modi at Inauguration of new railway line from Hazaribag to Kodarma (15)The Prime Minister referred to the Supreme Court`s decision in September 2014 cancelling allocation of 204 coal blocks. He also referred to the CAG`s observations in this regard. He said 40 of these blocks are in Jharkhand.

PM Narendra Modi at Inauguration of new railway line from Hazaribag to Kodarma (17)The Prime Minister said within four months of the Supreme Court`s decision, auction of coal blocks had begun. He said the auction of 15 coal blocks so far had yielded Rs. 75,000 crore.

PM Narendra Modi at Inauguration of new railway line from Hazaribag to Kodarma (21)The Prime Minister reiterated his commitment that he would not tolerate corruption. He said the poor need to be provided with opportunities to defeat poverty.

PM Narendra Modi at Inauguration of new railway line from Hazaribag to Kodarma (27) The Governor of Jharkhand Shri Syed Ahmed, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das, the Union Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu, the Union MoS for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha, the Union MoS for Rural Development Shri Sudarshan Bhagat and the Union MoS for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha were present on the occasion.

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PM reviews status of oxygen availability to ensure adequate supply
April 16, 2021
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PM Narendra Modi took a comprehensive review to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country. Inputs from ministries like Health, DPIIT, Steel, Road Transport, etc were also shared with the PM. PM stressed that it is important to ensure synergy across ministries & state governments.

PM Modi also took a detailed review of current situation of oxygen supply and projected use in the coming 15 days across 12 high burden states (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan). An overview of district level situation in these states was presented to the PM.

PM was informed that the Centre and States are in regular contact and estimates for projected demand have been shared with states as on 20th April, 25th April & 30th April. Accordingly, 4,880 MT, 5,619 MT and 6,593 MT have been allocated to these 12 states for meeting their projected demand as on 20th April, 25th April and 30th April, respectively.

PM was briefed about production capacity in the country to meet the rising demand. PM suggested to increase oxygen production as per capacity of each plant. It was discussed that surplus stocks of oxygen supply in steel plants are being offered from medical use.

PM urged officials to ensure seamless and free movement of tankers carrying oxygen throughout the country. The Government has exempted all interstate movement of oxygen tankers from registration of permits to enable easier movement. PM was informed that States and transporters have been asked to ensure tankers move round the clock with drivers working in shifts to ensure faster turnaround and adequate capacity to meet the surge in demand. Cylinder filling plants will also be permitted 24 hour working with necessary safeguards. The Government is allowing Industrial cylinders to be used for medical oxygen after due purging. Similarly nitrogen and argon tankers will be automatically allowed to be converted to oxygen tankers to overcome the potential shortage of tankers.

Officers also briefed the PM about the efforts being made to import medical grade oxygen.