PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates IIT Bhubaneswar, Launches Hamper Of Projects In Odisha

| December 24 , 2018 , 15:40 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth over Rs 14,500 crore during a day-long visit to Odisha on Monday. These projects are part of Modi’s vision of Purbodaya – a prosperous East for building a new India.

He inaugurated IIT Bhubaneswar’s new campus at Aragul built at a cost of Rs 1660 crore and laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Science and Education Research campus (IISER) in Berhampur.

PM Modi also inaugurated the 100-bedded ESIC hospital in Bhubaneshwar costing over 73 crores, which earlier could accommodate only 50 beds and an archaeological museum at Lalitgiri, which is one of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha situated 120 km north of Bhubaneshwar.

He also laid the foundation stone of a six-lane stretch on the National Highway-16 at a cost of Rs 2,200 crore and a four-lane stretch of National Highway-4 between Cuttack and Angul.

He inaugurated two gas pipeline projects so as to facilitate sufficient supply of oil and gas from Paradip to Hyderabad at a projected cost of Rs 3,800 crore and another pipeline from Angul to Bokaro in Jharkhand at a projected cost of Rs 3,437 crore under the Urja Ganja Yojana.

PM Modi Modi addressed a public meeting in Odisha’s Khurda and said that his only motto here is to ensure all round development of the state.