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PM Modi fast-tracks growth in Telangana with Rs 6,100 crore infra package

PM lays foundation stone for several infrastructure development projects worth around Rs 6,100 crores in Warangal, Telangana.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for several crucial infrastructure development projects worth Rs 6,100 crores in Telangana at a function held in Warangal today.

The development works include 176 km long National Highway Projects worth over Rs 5,550 crores and a Railway Manufacturing Unit in Kazipet to be developed at a cost of over Rs 500 crores. The Prime Minister also performed darshan and pooja at Bhadrakali Temple.

Addressing a large gathering at the foundation stone laying function of the Mancherial – Warangal section of Nagpur – Vijayawada Corridor, the Prime Minister said that it will provide modern connectivity to Telangana with Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh while also reducing the distance between Mancherial and Warangal and put an end to traffic woes.

“The region is home to many tribal communities and has been neglected for a long time”, he pointed out.

PM Modi said that this corridor will give vision to multimodal connectivity in the state and the four-laning of the Karimnagar-Warangal section will strengthen connectivity to the Hyderabad-Warangal Industrial Corridor, Kakatiya Mega Textile Park and Warangal SEZ.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the increased connectivity in Telangana is directly benefiting the industry and tourism of the state as traveling to heritage centres and places of faith in Telangana is now becoming more convenient.

He also mentioned the agricultural industry and the granite industry of Karimnagar and said that the efforts of the Government are directly assisting them. “Be it farmers or labourers, students or professionals, everyone is getting benefited. The youth are also getting new employment and self-employment opportunities near their homes”, he explained..

The Prime Minister also highlighted Indian Railways setting new records and new milestones in manufacturing. This included ‘Made in India’ Vande Bharat trains.

Referring to the Railway Manufacturing Unit, Kazipet whose foundation stone is laid today, the Prime Minister said that it is a rejuvenation of Indian Railways and Kazipet will become part of the new energy of Make in India. Due to this, the Prime Minister said, new employment opportunities will be created in this area and every family will be benefited in one way or the other.

Throwing light on the Make in India campaign and how the manufacturing sector is becoming a huge source of employment for the youth in the country, the Prime Minister mentioned the PLI scheme to encourage manufacturing in the country. “Those who are manufacturing more are getting special assistance from the Government”, PM Modi said there are more than 50 big projects being implemented in Telangana under this scheme.

The Prime Minister also touched upon India creating a new record in defence exports this year. He informed that India’s defence export which was around Rs 1000 crores 9 years ago, has crossed Rs 16,000 crores today. He mentioned Bharat Dynamics Limited based in Hyderabad and said that it is also reaping the benefits.

Stressing that no part of India should be left behind in terms of fast-paced development, the Prime Minister highlighted the emphasis on improving Telangana’s infrastructure and connectivity in the last 9 years.

Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said, “This is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” as he urged to take Telangana forward on this mantra of development.