Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate and dedicate projects worth over Rs 19,100 crore in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday.
Later in Jaipur, the Prime Minister will extend a warm welcome to French President Emmanuel Macron. As per the Prime Minister's Office, Modi and Macron will explore various culturally and historically significant sites in the city, including Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Albert Hall Museum.
In Bulandshahr, the PM will dedicate a 173-km double-line electrified section between New Khurja and New Rewari on the dedicated freight corridor (DFC). The inauguration will take place through a video conference, where goods trains will be flagged off from the two stations. This newly established DFC section is pivotal for connecting the Western and Eastern DFCs, and it boasts a remarkable engineering feat - a '1 km long double-line rail tunnel with high-rise electrification,' the first of its kind globally. This tunnel is designed to facilitate the seamless operation of double-stack container trains, ultimately enhancing the overall efficiency of passenger trains by relocating goods trains to the DFC track, according to an official statement.
Additionally, the Prime Minister will dedicate the fourth line linking the Mathura-Palwal section and the Chipiyana Buzurg-Dadri section. These additional lines will significantly enhance rail connectivity from the national capital to South Western and Eastern India.
Following these railway projects, the Prime Minister will turn his attention to multiple road development initiatives. These include the four-laning of the Aligarh to Bhadwas stretch (Package-1 of the Aligarh-Kanpur Section of NH-34), the widening of the Meerut to Karnal border via Shamli (NH-709A), and the four-laning of the Shamli-Muzaffarnagar section on NH-709 AD Package-II. Developed at a combined cost exceeding Rs 5,000 crore, these road projects are expected to foster improved connectivity and contribute to the economic development of the region, as per official sources.
(With Agency Inputs)