PM reviews progress of key infrastructure sectors

Published By : Admin | August 22, 2016 | 17:56 IST
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PM Narendra Modi reviews progress of key infrastructure sectors
Phenomenal progress noted in several key sectors, including renewable energy and railways
In new and renewable energy sector, the cumulative installed capacity crosses 44 GigaWatts
Eight Indian airports ranked among the top 5 globally in their respective categories
Railways achieves target of daily passenger movement of 2.25 crore; 240 unmanned crossings eliminated in 1st quarter of current year
3.5 crore LED bulbs have been distributed in 1st quarter of current fiscal year
6.94 lakh rural houses completed in 1st quarter of the current fiscal year, as compared to a target of 6 lakh houses
Over 15 crore households covered under Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG in FY16

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors. In course of the presentation made by NITI Aayog, it was noted that there has been phenomenal progress in several key sectors, including renewable energy, and railways.

In the new and renewable energy sector, the cumulative installed capacity has crossed 44 GigaWatts. Targets have been met for various components, and various projects under Centre and State policies. The Prime Minister was briefed on plans and strategies to further ramp up solar energy production, including through rooftop generation.

In the aviation sector, the Prime Minister reviewed progress made in key policy areas such as safety and connectivity. It was noted that eight Indian airports are ranked among the top 5 globally in their respective categories. The Prime Minister was also briefed on steps being taken to further boost regional connectivity, and further improve customer satisfaction indices at airports. 

Indian Railways has achieved a target of daily passenger movement of 2.25 crore. 240 unmanned crossings have been eliminated in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. In the power sector, 3.5 crore LED bulbs have been distributed in the same period.

In the ports sector, there has been considerable progress in average vessel turnaround time.

In the rural housing sector, 6.94 lakh rural houses have been completed in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, as compared to a target of 6 lakh houses.

Reviewing the progress in the petroleum and natural gas sector, the Prime Minister sought to know the steps being taken to ramp up ethanol blending of petrol. He was informed that over 15 crore households were covered under Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG in FY16.

Top officials from various infrastructure sector Ministries, NITI Aayog, and PMO attended the meeting.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has announced that a grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at India Gate. Till the grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is completed, the Prime Minister will unveil his Hologram statue on his birth anniversary on 23rd January, 2022.

In a series of tweet, the Prime Minister said;

"At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him.

Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary."