PM Modi To Launch Projects Worth Rs 19,600 Cr In Odisha

PM Modi To Launch Projects Worth Rs 19,600 Cr In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation, and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth over Rs 19,600 crore during his visit to Odisha on March 5.These initiatives span various sectors such as oil and gas, railways, roads, transport, highways, and atomic energy.

The Prime Minister is set to inaugurate the Mono Ethylene Glycol project by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited at the Paradip Refinery, aimed at reducing India’s import dependency. Additionally, he will inaugurate a 344 km long product pipeline from Paradip in Odisha to Haldia in West Bengal, and a 0.6 MMTPA LPG Import facility at Paradip, enhancing import infrastructure along the Eastern Coast.

In the realm of road infrastructure, the Prime Minister will dedicate four-laning projects including the Singhara to Binjabahal Section, Binjabahal to Tileibani Section, Balasore-Jharpokharia Section, and Tangi-Bhubaneswar Section of national highways, along with laying the foundation stone for the eight-laning of Chandikhole – Paradip Section.

Railway expansion efforts will focus on modernizing and extending connectivity. The Prime Minister will dedicate the Bansapani – Daitari – Tomka – Jakhapura Rail Line, aimed at enhancing transportation of Iron and Manganese ore, and inaugurate the CONCOR Container Depot in Kalinga Nagar to boost trade.

Furthermore, foundation stones will be laid for the Electric Loco Periodical Overhauling Workshop at Narla, the Wagon Periodical Overhauling Workshop at Kantabanji, and the upgradation of maintenance facilities at Baghuapal. Various other railway projects, including new train services, will also be undertaken during the visit.

Finally, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a 5 MLD capacity seawater desalination plant at Odisha Sands Complex of IREL(I) Ltd., a project developed as part of indigenous desalination technologies by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.