PM Modi inaugurates slew of projects in Odisha

Baripada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated slew of projects of the Central Government worth Rs. 5399 Crores at a special function here in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. This was his second visit to the State in less than two weeks.

The Prime Minister laid foundation stone of four-laning of three major sections of National Highways in the state. First one is a 43.2km of Rimuli-Koida section of NH-215 at a project cost of Rs 828.36 crore while the second NH project is 104.2 km of Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 worh Rs 1,313 crore and the third project is 53.2 km of Koida-Rajmunda section of NH-215 with an expenditure of Rs 1176.4 crore.

The Prime Minister also dedicated 513 km Balasore-Haldia-Durgapur section of Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline to the nation. This section was constructed by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at a cost of Rs 1080 crore.

Modi also flagged off a second passenger train from Badampahad in Mayurbhanj district to Tatanagar in Jharkhand. This train will run for six days a week.

The Prime Minister also also inaugurated Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal from here through video conferencing.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Union Tribal Minister Jual Oram and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were present on the occasion.

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