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PM Modi To Launch Infrastructure Projects Of Worth Rs 3168 Crore In Solapur Today

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| January 9 , 2019 , 12:26 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Solapur town in Maharashtra on Wednesday to inaugurate infrastructure projects and address a public gathering.

He will launch Rs 3,168 crore worth of infrastructure and housing projects which include laying the foundation stone of Rs 1,811.33-crore housing project under the Prime Minister’s housing scheme that offers 30,000 houses.

The Prime Minister will also host a four-lane Solapur-Tuljapur-Osmanabad section on National Highway 211 (New NH-52).

The Rs 972.50-crore project was awarded to IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd.

The highway will improve connectivity between Solapur and the Marathwada region.

Under the government's Swachh Bharat Mission, PM Modi will inaugurate an underground sewerage system and three sewage treatment plants in Solapur, which will increase the sewer coverage of the town and improve sanitation in the city.

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for the combined project of improvement in water supply and sewerage system under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

It will be Modi's third visit to the state in four months, assumes significance with the uncertainty over the alliance between his BJP and the Shiv Sena as leaders of both parties have asked their cadres to be ready to fight in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls independently.

PM Modi took his official twitter handle to inform people about his visit.

PM Modi will also visit Agra later in the day, where he would inaugurate a number of projects.

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According to a senior BJP leader, the Prime Minister’s public meeting in Solapur is part of the party’s strategy to reach out to the masses after its defeat in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.