Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for various development projects in Kalaburagi in Karnataka. According to an official release, Prime Minister Modi is expected to dedicate the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Terminal, the ESIC Hospital and Medical College at Bengaluru to the country. Modi will also dedicate the Super Specialty Block of KIMS in Hubballi to the nation. The aim of these projects is to ensure quality and affordable healthcare for the people of the state. Later in the day, Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat at Kalaburagi.
He will be visiting Tamil Nadu later in the day to lay the foundation stone of Rs 5,010-crore highway projects in Kanchipuram. The projects will be in Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Tirupur districts, said the government.The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stones for five National Highways projects worth Rs 5,010 crore in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu tomorrow (Wednesday).”
The highway projects include the PM laying the foundation stone for two-laning a of 122-km section of NH-38 (Old NH-234) in Vellore, Thiruvannamalai and Viluppuram districts, and four laning of a 32-km section of NH-381 in Tirupur district. According to the statement released by the Ministry of Road and Transport, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for four-laning of 116.5-km Vikravandi-Sethiathope-Cholapuram-Thanjavur section of NH-36 (old NH-45C) in Viluppuram, Cuddalore, Ariyalur and Thanjavur districts.
Foundation stone for six-laning of 36-km long Karaipettai-Walajapet section of NH-48 (old NH-4) in Kanchipuram and Vellore districts will also be laid by the PM. These projects which are scheduled to be launched today are supposed to reduce the carbon footprints, enable a fast and safe journey, reduce travel time, and also save fuel.
Construction of two lanes with paved shoulders along with strengthening of the existing carriageway of Gudiatham bypass and Vellore bypass on NH-75 (old NH-234) in Vellore district will also be launched.