Haldwani (Uttarakhand): Ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly elections in 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore in the state.
The unveiling of the projects by Prime Minister Narendra Modi included the inauguration of six projects worth Rs 3,420 crore and laying the foundation stones of 17 others worth Rs 14,127 crore.
The projects inaugurated included three different stretches of the Char Dham all-weather road which have been widened, Nagina-Kashipur National Highway, Suring Gad hydel project and sewage works under the Namami Gange programme at Nainital.
Lakhwar multi-purpose hydropower project worth Rs 5,747 crore, an AIIMS satellite centre for Kumaon worth Rs 500 crore, Moradabad-Kashipur four-lane road, improved road connectivity with Nepal and an Aroma Park in Kashipur are among the key projects whose foundation was laid by PM Modi.
The Lakhwar multipurpose project will produce 300 MW of electricity. The 330 million cubic metre water in its reservoir will supply irrigation and drinking water to the six states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.
This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second visit to Uttarakhand this month. On his last visit to Uttarakhand on December 4, he had unveiled projects worth over Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun.
-PTC News with agency inputs