Last Updated: February 04, 2024, 09:15 IST
Modi will lay the foundation stone for an integrated new building of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 3,250 crore. (PTI File)
PM Modi unveils development projects worth Rs 11,600 crore in Assam, including Kamakhya temple corridor, road upgrades, and medical facilities
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil development projects worth nearly Rs 11,600 crore in Assam on Sunday. He will also address a public meeting at 11.30 am at the Veterinary College Playground in Khanapara here, from where many state and central projects will be inaugurated.
Some of the major projects for which foundation stones will be laid are the Kamakhya temple corridor, the six-lane road from the new airport terminal in Guwahati, the upgradation of Nehru Stadium to FIFA standards and a new sports complex in Chandrapur.
The second edition of Asom Mala roads will also be kick-started by the PM. This phase will comprise 43 new roads and 38 concrete bridges, entailing a total investment of Rs 3,444 crore. Besides, Modi will lay the foundation stone for an integrated new building of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 3,250 crore. He will also lay the foundation stones for the proposed Karimganj Medical College and Hospital, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 578 crore and the Rs 297-crore Unity Mall in Guwahati.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the newly constructed four-lane road from Biswanath Chariali to Gohpur, developed at the cost of Rs 1,451 crore, and another four-lane road from Dolabari to Jamuguri, constructed at Rs 592 crore. “In total, the prime minister will lay foundation stones or inaugurate projects worth Rs 11,599 crore, funded by both state government and the Centre,” Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Highlights from Yesterday~Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji mesmerised Assam on his arrival.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 4, 2024
Modi is scheduled to return after the programme on Sunday afternoon. The PM landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here from Odisha on Saturday evening and stayed the night at Koinadhara State Guest House. In Odisha, he laid the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 68,000 crore in Sambalpur, aimed at boosting the energy sector involving natural gas, coal and power generation apart from important projects of road, railway and higher education sector. He also took a walkthrough of the IIM Sambalpur model and a photo exhibition showcased on the occasion.