PM Modi lays foundation stone, dedicates projects worth over Rs 24300 Cr in Bikaner, Rajasthan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated and laid the foundation stone of Rail, Road, and Energy development projects worth over 24,300 crore rupees in Bikaner, Rajasthan on 8th July 2023, Saturday evening.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation a six-lane greenfield expressway section of the Amritsar – Jamnagar Economic Corridor. Spanning over 500 km in Rajasthan, it is being built at a cost of around 11,125 crore rupees. This expressway will significantly reduce travel time and improve connectivity between major cities, and industrial corridors. Prime Minister also dedicated to the Nation phase-I of the Inter-State Transmission Line for Green Energy Corridor worth around 10,950 Crore rupees.
Mr. Modi also dedicated Bikaner-to-Bhiwadi Transmission Line and 30-bedded ESIC Hospital in Bikaner. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the Bikaner Railway station and the Doubling of the 43 km long Churu – Ratangarh section rail line.
Later addressing a rally, the Prime Minister said that Rajasthan has always been full of capabilities and potential. It is because of this potential for growth, the Prime Minister said, that record investment is being made in the state. Connectivity is being made hi-tech as there are endless possibilities for industrial development. Fast-speed expressways and railways will give a push to tourism opportunities which will benefit the youth of the state, he said.
Referring to the Green Field Expressway which was inaugurated on 8th July 2023, Saturday, the Prime Minister said that it will connect Rajasthan with Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, and Jammu and Kashmir, while important commercial seaports like Jamnagar and Kandla will also become accessible from Bikaner and Rajasthan.
He underlined that the distances between Bikaner and Amritsar, and Jodhpur will be reduced, along with the distance between Jodhpur and Gujarat which will largely benefit the farmers and businesses of the region.
“This Greenfield Expressway will strengthen the economic activities in entire western India”, the Prime Minister said as he highlighted the increased connectivity with oil field refineries which will strengthen the supply, thereby giving pace to economic developments in the country.