Sunday, July 14, 2024

PM Modi’s Maharashtra Visit Marks Inauguration of Mega Projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Maharashtra today for a series of significant events, including the inauguration of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL). Renamed ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu,’ this 21.8-km bridge is the longest in India, connecting Sewri in South Mumbai to Chirle near Navi Mumbai. The project, with a total cost exceeding Rs 17,840 crore, comprises a 6-lane bridge extending 21.8 km, with approximately 16.5 km over the sea and 5.5 km on land.

The MTHL aims to enhance connectivity to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport, reducing travel time between Mumbai, Pune, Goa, and South India. It is also expected to improve connectivity between Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

In addition to inaugurating the MTHL, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for various development projects worth over Rs 12,700 crore in Navi Mumbai. This includes a 9.2 km underground road tunnel connecting Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate to Marine Drive, a project valued at more than Rs 8,700 crore.

Phase 1 of the Surya regional bulk drinking water project, developed at a cost of over Rs 1,975 crore, will also be dedicated to providing drinking water supply to Palghar and Thane districts, benefiting around 14 lakh residents.

PM Modi will inaugurate railway projects worth about Rs 2,000 crore, including Phase 2 of the Uran-Kharkopar railway line and the new suburban station ‘Digha Gaon’ on the Thane-Vashi/Panvel Trans-harbour line, benefiting Mumbai’s daily commuters.

Additionally, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the ‘Bharat Ratnam’ Mega Common Facilitation Centre for the Gems and Jewellery sector, housing state-of-the-art equipment, and the New Enterprises and Services Tower (NEST)-01 at SEEPZ-SEZ, primarily for Gem and Jewellery sector units. The 27th National Youth Festival (NYF) in Nashik will also be inaugurated by PM Modi during his visit.

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