PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate slew of projects in Gujarat this Sunday

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to home state on Sunday where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of a number of projects.

It would be Modi’s third visit to Gujarat this month.

Among the projects that Modi will inaugurate is the first phase of the Rs 615 crore roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay.

The prime minister had called ferry service his “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday.

The prime minister will also dedicate Sarvottam cattle feed plant of Shri Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. A public function for inauguration of these two projects will take place at coastal town Ghogha in Bhavnagar district of Saurashtra region at 11.30 am. Modi will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry.

Ajay Bhadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board, which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers.

In the second phase, which is expected to be completed in two months, cars can also be carried between the two towns.

“It is a complex project which involves complicated marine structure of the Gulf of Cambay, on which it is built.

The service reduces the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres which can be covered in 1 hour,” Bhadoo said.

Modi had laid the foundation stone for the project in January 2012, when he was the chief minister of Gujarat.

From Dahej, he will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for 8 projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore.

Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao said Modi will dedicate to people a Rs 100 crore city command and control centre in Badamadi Garden, Rs 125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking (under PPP), a Rs 160 crore multi-modal city transport hub, Rs 267 crore waste-to- energy processing plant.

The other projects are a Rs 166 crore water treatment plant, two flyovers collectively worth Rs 265 crore, a Rs 55 crore deer safari park, and a Rs 6 crore veterinary hospital.

The Prime Minister will lay foundation stone of flyover from Genda circle to Manisha chowkdy, water treatment plant at Sindhrot on Mahi river, Jan Mahal – integrated multi-model transport hub, Dabhoi water supply scheme, Sankheda – Bodeli water supply scheme, Sankheda – Bodeli regional water supply scheme, Capacity expansion of HPCL’s Mundra – Delhi petroleum product pipeline, Greenfield marketing terminal project.

A function to dedicate/launch the projects in Vadodara will take place at 3.00 pm.


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