PM Modi arrives in Bangalore; Kick begins his two-day visit to four Southern states

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to four southern states from Friday to launch various development projects worth over Rs 25,000 crore.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Bengaluru on Friday morning, after which he will travel to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on November 11-12.


According to the Prime Minister’s Office, on November 11 at around 10:20 a.m., he will leave Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan Train at KSR Bangalore Station.

Around 11:30 a.m., PM Modi will inaugurate Terminal 2 at Kempegowda International Airport. Thereafter, around noon, he will unveil the 108-foot bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, followed by a public function in Bangalore around 00:30. Around 3:30 p.m., PM Modi will attend the 36th graduation ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute at Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.

On November 12, around 10:30 a.m., the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for multiple projects in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Around 3:30 p.m., he will visit the RFCL factory in Ramagundam, Telangana. Thereafter, around 4:15 p.m., the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for multiple projects in Ramagundam.

The Prime Minister will also signal Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express. Bangalore to Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) station. It will be the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first such train in South India.

The Prime Minister will also point out the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra train from Bengaluru KSR station. Karnataka is the first state to take this train under the Bharat Gaurav program in which the government of Karnataka and the Ministry of Railways work together to send pilgrims from Karnataka to Kashi.

“Pilgrims will be provided with a comfortable stay and guidance for visiting Kashi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj,” the PMO said.

The Prime Minister will unveil a 108 meter long bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda. It is built to commemorate the contribution of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the founder of the city, to the growth of Bengaluru.

“Designed and sculpted by Ram V Sutar of the famous Statue of Unity, 98 tons of bronze and 120 tons of steel were used to craft this statue,” the PMO said.

PM in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Prime Minister Modi will devote himself to the nation and lay the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 10,500 crores. It will lay 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 3,750 crore.

“The Economic Corridor will provide faster connectivity between the industrial nodes of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to Visakhapatnam Port and Chennai – Kolkata National Highway. It will also improve connectivity with tribal and backward areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for a dedicated port road from Convent Junction to Sheela Nagar Junction in Visakhapatnam. This will reduce traffic congestion in the city of Visakhapatnam by separating local and port-bound cargo traffic,” the PMO said.

It will also dedicate to the nation, Narasannapeta at the Pathapatnam section of the NH-326A built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore as part of the Srikakulam-Gajapati corridor.

The Prime Minister will dedicate the ONGC U-field Onshore deepwater block project in Andhra Pradesh, developed at a cost of over Rs 2,900 crore, to the nation. It is the deepest gas discovery on the project with a gas production potential of approximately 3 million metric standard cubic meters per day (MMSCMD). It will lay 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 2,650 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 gas distribution network in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts in Andhra Pradesh,” the PMO said.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Visakhapatnam Railway Station, which will be done at a cost of around Rs 450 crores. The revamped station would handle 75,000 passengers a day and will improve the passenger experience by offering modern amenities.

Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the upgrading and upgrading of the Visakhapatnam fishing port. The total cost of the project is around Rs 150 crores.

“The fishing port, after upgrading and modernization, will double the handling capacity from 150 tons per day to around 300 tons per day, provide safe landing and mooring and other modern infrastructure will reduce turnaround times in jetty, will reduce wastage and help improve price realization,” the PMO said.

PM in Ramagundam, Telangana

PM Modi will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for several projects worth over Rs 9,500 crore in Ramagundam. He will dedicate the Ramagundam fertilizer plant to the nation.

“The foundation stone for the Ramagundam project was also laid by the Prime Minister on August 7, 2016. Driving the relaunch of the fertilizer plant is the Prime Minister’s vision to achieve self-sufficiency in urea production . The Ramagundam plant will make available 12.7 LMT per year of indigenous production of neem-coated urea,” he said.

The project was set up under Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) which is a joint venture of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL). RFCL has been given the responsibility of setting up the new ammonia-urea plant with an investment of over Rs 6,300 crores. Gas from the RFCL plant will be supplied through the Jagdishpur – Phulpur-Haldia pipeline.

The prime minister will dedicate the Bhadrachalam Road-Sattupalli railway line to the nation, which was built at a cost of around Rs 1,000 crore. It will also lay the foundation stone for various road projects worth more than Rs. 2,200 crores, namely the Medak-Siddipet-Elkathurthy section of NH-765DG; Bodhan-Basar-Bhainsa section of the NH-161BB; Sironcha to Mahadevpur section of the NH-353C.

PM in Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu

The Prime Minister will address the 36th Convocation Ceremony of the Gandhigram Rural Institute. More than 2300 students from the 2018-19 and 2019-20 batches will receive their diplomas during the graduation ceremony.

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