jammu: PM to launch all-weather tunnel linking Jammu & Kashmir, ’20K-cr initiatives at this time


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably be on his first go to to Jammu and Kashmir because the abrogation of Article 370 on Sunday and can inaugurate the 8.45-km Banihal-Qazigund Highway Tunnel that can join Jammu with the Valley. He will even take part within the celebrations of the Nationwide Panchayati Raj Day and gram sabhas throughout the nation.

Throughout his maiden go to since 2019, which is being held amid tight safety on account of current incidents, Modi will even lay the inspiration stone and inaugurate initiatives price over ‘20,000 crore.

In a press release, the Centre stated Modi will take part within the celebrations of Nationwide Panchayati Raj Day quickly after his arrival. He’ll just about tackle all Gram Sabhas throughout the nation. The PM will go to Palli Panchayat in Samba district. He will even switch award cash to Panchayats that are winners of awards given throughout completely different classes for his or her achievements.

The Modi authorities has been lively since 2014 in strengthening the native our bodies in J&Okay. It had held municipal elections which noticed a formidable participation by the native leaders regardless of threats from terror teams.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the 8.45 km lengthy Banihal-Qazigund Highway Tunnel, constructed at a price of over ‘3,100 crore. This tunnel will scale back the highway distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km and scale back journey time by round 90 minutes. It’s a twin tube tunnel – one for every path of journey – with the dual tubes being interconnected by a cross passage each 500 m for upkeep and emergency evacuation. The tunnel would assist set up an all-weather connection between Jammu and Kashmir.

In the course of the go to, Modi will even lay the inspiration stone of three highway packages of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, being constructed at a price of over ‘7500 crore. They’re for the development of 4/6 lane access-controlled Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway from: Balsua on NH-44 to Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar; Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar to Jakh, Vijaypur; and Jakh, Vijaypur to Kunjwani, Jammu with spur connectivity to Jammu Airport.

The Prime Minister will even lay the inspiration stone of Ratle and Kwar Hydroelectric initiatives. The 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Challenge will probably be constructed on Chenab river in Kishtwar District at a price of round ‘5,300 crore. The 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Challenge will even be constructed on Chenab river in Kishtwar District at a price of over ‘4500 crore. Each the initiatives will assist meet the ability necessities of the area.

Modi will even dedicate to the nation 100 Jan Aushadi Kendras, which promote generic medicines at reasonably priced costs, which have been in-built Jammu and Kashmir. These Kendras are positioned within the distant corners of the union territory.

The PM will even inaugurate a 500 KW solar energy plant at Palli, which can make it the nation’s first panchayat to turn into carbon impartial.

The Prime Minister will hand over SVAMITVA playing cards to beneficiaries beneath the scheme. He’ll go to the INTACH photograph gallery which depicts the agricultural heritage of the area, and Nokia Smartpur, a rural entrepreneurship-based mannequin designed to create ideally suited good villages in India.

Modi will even launch a brand new initiative named Amrit Sarovar which is geared toward creating and rejuvenating 75 water our bodies in every district of the nation as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Later within the day, the Prime Minister will depart for Mumbai the place he will probably be conferred the primary Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award, instituted in reminiscence of the legendary singer and will probably be given yearly to at least one particular person for exemplary contribution in direction of nation constructing.

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