PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone & Unveils Development Projects In Bihar

| February 17 , 2019 , 14:59 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various infrastructure and development projects worth 33,000 crore rupees at Barauni in Bihar on Sunday.

He laid the foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail Project at a cost of over 13,000 crore rupees via video conferencing. The project would be completed by 2024.

He said, "I congratulate the Patna brats because the Pataliputra is now connected to the Metro Rail. This project of over 13 thousand crores is being made to keep in mind the future needs with the present. It will give a new speed to Patna developing fast."

Paying tribute to the martyrs of Pulwama attack, PM said, "I pay homage to Martyr Constable Sanjay Kumar Singh and Bhagalpur's martyr Ratan Kumar Thakur, who sacrificed their lives for the country." 

"The fire which is in your heart, the same fire is also in my heart," he added.

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PM Modi also initiated construction and dedicated projects related to gas pipeline, expansion of Barauni Refinery, revival of Barauni fertiliser unit, ATF aviation fuel plant, extension of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline to Patna and Muzaffarpur, Urja Ganga Project City Gas Distribution at Patna and other projects worth over 15,000 crores.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the first phase of Jagdishpur Haldia and Bokaro Dhamra gas pipeline project under the Prime Minister's package for Bihar.

He also kicked off work of several development projects of civic works, Clean Ganga Mission and Railways also.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone of 22 projects under AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) mission worth over 1,400 crores. Under the mission, a drinking water pipeline would be laid. 

He also dedicated the first phase of Patna River Front Development covering 16 ghats of Ganga and laid the foundation stone of network for sewerage projects in Patna and Bhagalpur.