PM launches series of development projects in Vizag

Visakhapatnam: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated or laid the foundation stones for seven development projects worth Rs 10,742 crore.

At a public meeting held at Andhra University Engineering College in Visakhapatnam, he officially inaugurated two projects and laid the foundation stone for five others by pressing the remote control.

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and others attended.

The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) onshore U-field deepwater block project developed at a cost of Rs 2,917 crore. According to officials, it is the deepest gas discovery on the project with a potential gas production of approximately 3 million metric standard cubic meters per day (MMSCMD).

He laid the foundation stone for GAIL’s Srikakulam Angul gas pipeline project with a capacity of approximately 6.65 MMSCMD. This 745 km long pipeline will be constructed at a total cost of over Rs. 2,658 crores.

As part of the Natural Gas Network (NGG), the pipeline will create the vital infrastructure to supply natural gas to domestic households, industries, commercial units and automotive sectors in various districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The pipeline will supply natural gas to the city’s gas distribution network in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts in Andhra Pradesh.

Modi laid the foundation stone for the Andhra Pradesh section of the six-lane Greenfield Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor. It will be built at a cost of over Rs 3,778 crore.

The economic corridor is expected to provide faster connectivity between the industrial nodes of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to Visakhapatnam Port and the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway. It will also improve connectivity with tribal and backward areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

He also laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Visakhapatnam railway station which will be done at a cost of around Rs 460 crore. The revamped station would handle 75,000 passengers a day and will improve the passenger experience by offering modern amenities.

The foundation stone was also laid for the modernization and modernization of the Visakhapatnam fishing port. The total cost of the project is around Rs 152 crore. The fishing port, after its upgrade and modernization, will double the handling capacity from 150 tons per day to about 300 tons per day, provide safe landing and mooring and other modern infrastructure, reduce the time of execution in the pier, will reduce wastage and help to improve the price. realization.

The foundation stone was also laid for a dedicated port road from Convent Junction to Sheela Nagar Junction in Visakhapatnam. It will reduce traffic congestion in the city of Visakhapatnam by separating local and port-bound cargo traffic.

The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation, the Narasannapeta to Pathapatnam section of NH-326 built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore as part of the Srikakulam-Gajapati corridor. The project would provide better connectivity in the region.

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