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PM Modi inaugurates new railway projects worth Rs 6,400 crore in Chhattisgarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a host of new railway projects with a commitment of Rs 6400 crore in Chhattisgarh. That apart a host of new schemes have been launched to increase the state’s capacity in energy production as well.

The railway projects include Chhattisgarh East Rail Project Phase-I, 3rd rail line between Champa to Jamga, 3rd rail line between Pendra Road to Anuppur and MGR (Merry-Go-Round) system connecting Talaipalli Coal Mine to NTPC Lara Super Thermal Power Station (STPS).

Besides creating new employment and income opportunities in the region, the improved rail network will reduce the congestion and provide convenience to the people of the state.

The Prime Minister highlighted that the cost and time of transporting coal from coalfields to power plants will be reduced while assuring that the government will protect the forests and land while opening new avenues of prosperity through forest wealth.

“We need to move forward with the resolve of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas,” he said.

Modi added that Chhattisgarh, which is like a power house of development for the country, needs to have all its engines working in full strength to leverage its economic benefits. “With this thinking, in the last 9 years we have worked continuously for the multifaceted development of Chhattisgarh,” he said, adding that in the coming months, the number of greenfield and brownfield projects in the country will increase.

That apart, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 50 bedded ‘critical care blocks’ in nine districts of Chattisgarh and distributed 1 lakh sickle cell counseling cards to the screened population.

Speaking about the resolve to transform India into a developed country in the next 25 years of Amrit Kaal, the Prime Minister emphasized the need for equal participation from every citizen towards development.

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