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Updated on: Thursday, December 30, 2021, 02:55 PM IST

Watch video: PM Modi lays foundation stone of projects worth Rs 17,500 cr in Uttarakhand; says it will give better connectivity, health to people

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore in Uttarakhand.

PM Modi said that the BJP government in Uttarakhand has been a focus on developmental projects. "These inaugurated development projects will give better connectivity & better health to the people of Haldwani. We're also bringing a Rs 2,000 crore scheme for the development of the overall infrastructure of Haldwani, for water, sewage, road, parking, street lights," he said.

The unveiling of projects by PM Modi included the inauguration of six worth Rs 3,420 crore and laying the foundation stones of 17 others worth Rs 14,127 crore.

The inaugurated projects include three different stretches of the Chardham all-weather road which have been widened, Nagina-Kashipur National Highway, Suring Gad hydel project and sewage works under the Namami Gange programme at Nainital.

Lakhwar multi-purpose hydro-electricity project worth Rs 5,747 crore, an AIIMS satellite centre for Kumaon worth Rs 500 crore, Moradabad-Kashipur four-lane road, improved road connectivity with Nepal and an Aroma Park in Kashipur are among the key projects whose foundation was laid by the Prime Minister.

The Lakhwar multi-purpose project will produce 300 MW of electricity. The 330 million cubic metres water in its reservoir will supply irrigation and drinking water to the six states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

This is PM Modi's second visit to the state this month. On his last visit to Uttarakhand on December 4, PM Modi had unveiled projects worth over Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun besides addressing an election rally.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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Published on: Thursday, December 30, 2021, 02:55 PM IST
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