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Feb 09, 2019

PM Modi to visit Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka tomorrow

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu and Hubli in Karnataka tomorrow where he will unveil several development projects.

In Guntur, Mr Modi will dedicate to the nation the  1.33 million metric tons (MMT) Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL).

Prime Minister will also inaugurate  ONGC’s Vashishta and S1 development project located in the  Krishna-Godavari Offshore Basin. He will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, BPCL at Krishnapatnam.

The projects will give a major push to the gas-based industrial units in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring states.

In Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation Stone of ESIC Hospital, Tiruppur. This State-of-the-art, 100- bedded Hospital will cater to the medical needs of over one-lakh workers and their family members in Tiruppur and nearby areas covered under ESI Act.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for a new integrated building at Trichy Airport and for the modernization of Chennai airport. He will dedicate ESIC Hospital Chennai to the nation.

The 470-bedded hospital with state of art facilities will provide quality treatment in all disciplines of medicine. BPCL’s Ennore Coastal Terminal will also be dedicated to the nation on this occasion.

Mr Modi will inaugurate new Crude Oil Pipeline from Chennai Port to Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (CPCL) Manali Refinery. The pipeline, built with enhanced safety features, will ensure safe and reliable supply of crude oil, and will cater to the needs of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states.

Passenger Service for a section of Chennai Metro from AG-DMS Metro station to Washermenpet Metro Station will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister. The 10-kilometre section is a part of Phase-1 of Chennai Metro.

At Hubli in Karnataka, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology -Dharwad and Indian Institute of Information Technology -Dharwad. City Gas Distribution Project at Dharwad will be dedicated to the nation.

Government has put strong emphasis on expansion of City Gas Distribution network coverage across the country to increase the availability of cleaner fuel to citizens.

The Prime Minister will dedicate the 1.5 MMT Mangalore Strategic Petroleum Reserve SPR facility and 2.5 MMT Padur SPR facility of ISPRL to the nation. Doubling of 18-kilometre long Chikjajur-Mayakonda Section is another highlight.

This section is a part of 190 kilometres long Hubli - Chikjajur Doubling project and is located on Bengaluru - Hubli route of South Western Railway. Doubling will increase line capacity of this important route connecting Bengaluru to Hubballi, Belagavi, Goa, Pune and Mumbai, resulting in faster movement of trains.

Mr Modi will also inaugurate the commencement of electrification work of 346-kilometre long Hospet-Hubli-Vasco da Gama line. It will reduce running time and result in reduced Greenhouse Gas emissions due to reduction in diesel consumption.
The Prime Minister will witness the E-Griha Pravesh of 2384 houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) at Dharwad.

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